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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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4.8
bobshepfell (1) - - OCT 24, 2012 does not count
The best ale I’ve had for a long time. Had it in Edinburgh.golden, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

4.3
jeremyfry (1) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2015 does not count
Cask from the Trent House, Newcastle. Hoppy, moreish, highly thirst quenching. Good stuff.

4.2
Sobit (5) - - JUL 24, 2015 does not count
500ml bottle. Tesco Kirkwall Orkney. Nice and tastefull. Not too much bitterness. Golden yellow appearance.

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4
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2011
On cask at The Bow Bar Summer Beer Festival, 2011. A very nice golden colour with a thick white head. Resinous hoppy aroma of passionfruit and pineapple. Flavours of passionfruit and pineapple again with mango and a chewy barley backbone. Very well balanced. Mouth-feel is a little resinous and foamy. Great bitterness with a bitter, dry linger. My favourite of the festival so far.

4
Bullit (4672) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2011
Cask @ Bon Accord. Clear golden colour, white head. Nose is lemon, light malted, grapefruits. Flavour is very fruity, lemon and grapefruits, light malty backbone. Fruity and slightly bitter finish. Excellent drinkable.

4
Stuartyboy (1735) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2013
Cask at bow bar clear golden ale with strong citrus fruit flavours nicely ballanced and dry hopped to provide a zingy finish that is not too bitter simular in style to Stewart radical Road

4
gowdy (1115) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask pint at Black Friars in Glasgow. Not too much head. A medium brown colour. Nice.

3.9
jamestulloch (4217) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2016 Bottles from Cornelius and Cork & Cask. Clear golden body with a thin white head that slowly fades. Very light carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of biscuit, straw and tropical fruit. Hoppy, fruity flavour - grapefruit, watermelon and a hint of passion fruit. Bitter finish with a trace of peppery spice. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Very soft carbonation. Incredibly drinkable - I could knock this back all day. I’ve had this on cask before at SRAF 2012 and it was delicious - the beer of the festival, for me. It had a fuller body and the tropical fruit notes seemed fresher and more pronounced.

3.9
Oakes (18209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Light amber, fruity and hoppy nose. Lots of frothy lace. Sweetish front, then a moderate, fruity hoppiness, then a bit if crystal malt chewiness lingering in the finish.

3.8
cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2010
UPDATED: APR 18, 2013 cask cloisters ... golden yellow .. sweet resiny lemon hop .... dry lemon fruit good standard golden ... quite enjoyed it.3.6

dry hopped at stockbridge tap ... golden yellow ... soft bright big hop nose ... you can get the dry hopping ... zezty lemon ... juicy ... hint of passion fruit ...dry hop is very noticible 3.8 cask at malt and hops ... golden yellow ... soft dry floral hops ... dry fruits ... soft mellow lmon apricpt fruits ... 3.7 cask at abbotsford ... golden amber ... lemon peel grapefruit nose ... soft toffee malts ... light lemon ... soft fruity hop .. really quite nice ... great balance ... great session... tiniest sulphur hint 3.8 cask cloisters ... NS version ... thin white head ... soft zezty passion fruit nose ... big bitter passion fruits ... loads and loads of NS ... ok but not me 3.3 cask at bow ... amarillo version.... golden yellow ... thin white head ... soft zezty fruity lemon nose ... dry lemon ... soft juicy fruit ... light fruity ... little bit custardy 3.6


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