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

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thomas_W1 (762) - Rastatt, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2017
Flasche 0,5l: Krftiges Gold, klar, etwas mittelporiger stabiler Schaum; sehr trockene Nase, krftige Hopfennoten, angenehme trockene Fruchtigkeit, Grapefruitzest; fruchtig trockener Krper, Malz, Getreide, sehr krftige Hopfenaromen, Grapefruitzest, cremig, krftige Kohlensure, krftig trocken-fruchtige Bitterkeit; angenehmer trockener Nachgang mit krftigen Hopfenaromen

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rnhov (13) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2017
Ilkley beer fest 2017, a 3.9% session bitter, i was expecting it to be hoppier as the notes said "..lots of NZ hops..", but unassuming if its meant to be an IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodsquad (204) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Bottle from Aldi. Pours clear light copper with a thin white head. Nose has gentle orange citrus, little melted butter and mild toffee. Palate is light and refreshing with a light to moderate carbonation. Flavours initially bitter with earthy hop but washes away with a caramel maltiness. Its a light citrus fresh ale with an earthy hop that threatens to over-balance but just holds on.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (11475) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2017
500 ml bottle. BB 12/2017. (K-Market) Tampere, Finland. Clear golden color with a small white head. Sweet fruity and floral hops, moderate bitterness, sugary sweetness and some caramel malt in the aroma. The flavor is piney and fruity hops, strong bitterness, sugary sweetness and some caramel malt. A bit unbalanced. Too sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (3344) - 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 (2022) - Oslo, 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 (15823) - 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 (756) - 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 (202) - 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


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