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Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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A hoppy golden pale ale with a resin, lemon, hop character.

Orkney comprises of 70 islands, 17 or 18 of which are inhabited. Each unique in its own way, locals and tourists travel internally by both sea and air. We use all pale malt and lots of New Zealand hops to create this hoppy but still sessionable low strength beer.

Ingredients: Water, barley malt (Maris Otter), wheat malt, Nelson Sauvin hops, yeast.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (3202) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2017
Fat. Klar guldfrgad med ett stort vitt skum som varar lnge. Dofter av citrus, mango, blomster och vtt grs. Smakinslag av citrus, tall och blomster. Fruktig och besk avslutning.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (1930) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2017
How: bottle Appearance: clear golden, medium white head. Aroma: stone fruits, honey, herbs and grassy notes, Palate: light body, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
n_smith (2) - - MAR 11, 2017 does not count
Aldi (Scottish beer festival) 500ml bottle. Clean looking beer but not so much of a clean, crisp taste. Quite a strong peat taste and smokey smell. I could not drink alot of this and think one or two bottles enough due to lasting after taste (soapy after taste). Would like to try from a tap though

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15352) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 11, 2017
500ml bottle (K Citymarket Ruoholahti, Halsinki)
Gold, frothy head. Nice honeyish malts, some fleshy fruitiness, a bit apricoty and resiny. Light palate, gentle carbonation, refreshing. Gently sweet malty body, really gentle resiny bitterness. Nice simple golden ale, definitely has that Scotish touch, like a couple of Williams goldens, that I do like. Clean but characterful. Nice one - good for the sauna.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (709) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2017
500ml bottle from Aldi. Golden with a fluffy white head. Grassy, bready aroma. Taste is similar with citrus and a little soap

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackradioboy (194) - SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle from Aldi. (Scottish Beer Festival) Apart from a wee bit of cleaning fluid in the background, this is pleasant in an understated way. I'd be keen to try this out the tap. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (2772) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2017
Sampled from 0.5 l bottle. Clear, golden amber with a frothy, white head. Sweetish, fruity-grassy, slightly herbal aroma of lemongrass, tea leaves and some mango. Slightly bitter, grassy-herbal and moderately fruity taste of tea leaves, lemongrass, some mango and hints of butter, followed by a medium long, rather dry-bitter, herbal-grassy finish. Thin to medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Nice!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (704) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2017
Aroma of fruits, grass, citrus, herbs and some floral hops. Golden with a white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Bitter finish.Overall a very refreshing Golden ale. A bit unbalanced, but still quite enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16834) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle 500ml (K-Citymarket Rovaniemi)
Deep golden color, small white head. Aroma has honeyish, fruity notes. Light-bodied. Pale English malty flavor, lemony, refreshing. Quite standard even with Nelson Sauvin hops, English elements dominate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (3625) - Mikołw, POLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle. Citrus, subtle lime, a hint of white grapes. Very light taste, moderate bitterness, crisp. Good.


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