Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: Bitter
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

Appearance: pale and golden, straw yellow in colour.
Nose: delicate fruity hop with a hint of maris otter maltiness.
Palate: soft malt with a fruity hoppy middle, drier hop in the finish which lingers pleasantly.
Summary: a very refreshing easy drinking Orkney Light Ale. Hopped with in 2008 American and Polish hops early and late in the copper.One to enjoy with any type of food at any time of day. It does not have to be strong to be exceptional.

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MadMuzza (5) - Penicuik, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
Tried this at the SRAF festival as it was one of the prize winners. A very easy going beer pleasant aroma with a hint of lemon, struck me as a beer I could have easily continued to consume all night long

stravale (3150) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JUN 23, 2012
Cask @ The Golden Rule, Edinburgh 170612
Golden yellow, clear, frothy thick white head
Aroma - not getting much here, touch of light malt, vague hint of hops
Taste -soft sweet pale malts, bit of fruity malt, background of bitter hops
Palate - Very dry, light body. Finish - much more biscuity cereal malts come through, bitter linger, a bit too dry for me

jonno (3012) - JAPAN - MAY 21, 2012
Soft, grassy wild flower on the nose. Soft carbonation. LOTS of lemon in the mouth with some caramel and flowery hops. Dainty.

BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2012
[cask at Highland tap takeover, Cloisters Bar, Edinburgh] Clear golden pour, faintly grassy nose. Extremely sessionable – smooth on the palate, has that standard Highland mix of musty sweetness and pithy orange. Biscuity malt finish – bit of Weetabix in there. Reading that last sentence, doesn’t sound appealing – but it’s a great session beer, well crafted [11042012]

McNeillR (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2012
Clean battery metallic notes, generic bitter body, dull carbonation. Surprising zest with lean lemon squeeze without any telling traditional staleness in a Fruit Salad style sweet linger, after a bland malt base tee’d up a dry drop for the finish. A suitable session effort, nothing unsuprising, nothing they can’t "Best" with future efforts though. (Cask, Highland Taps Takeover, Cloisters)

TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 27, 2012
Cask at The Malt And Hops. Golden amber with white head. Mild lemony hop flavour. Mild mild mild. Not the best.

DruncanVeasey (8426) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2012
500ml bottle from The Wine Cellars, Lutterworth. Pours dusted straw with an initially dense billow of foam. Crisp and slightly biting with good stewed hop notes; tea, honey, some lemon bitterness. Tea and biscuit afters. Soapy, slightly sickbowl-accented aroma with pine, honey and orange breaking through. Pleasant.

Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2011
On cask at The Bow Bar. Pours a blonde colour with a thin white head. Aroma of zesty lemon with grassy hops, yeast and barley. Similar flavours with a dry finish. Mild carbonation and light CO2 pickle.

Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear golden - white head. Toasted, nutty, menium malty, zesty, herbal, ok hoppy, grassy, citrus notes.

joergen (29611) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle at yespr. Clear yellow coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass, citrus and lemon soda. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and citrus. Dry hoppy finish.

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