overall
44
86
style
Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: Bitter
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuartyboy (1760) - Ayr, - JAN 31, 2013
Clear golden beer on cask at Bennetts of morningside sweet malt floral and citrus flavour bitter hop finish decent without being above average


3
Grumbo (3952) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2017
Cask at The New Inn, Colchester. Pours very lively pale gold with a big frothy 'ice cream float' off-white head. Aroma of hop, citrus, light caramel, and malt with light floral notes. Medium sweetness and moderate bitterness. Medium to light body, slight oily and watery texture, soft carbonation. Ok, but preferred their pale.

4
scotty (1223) - SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2017 Handpull, Cask & Barrel, Broughton Street, Edinburgh. Nice looking beer, clean gold in colour, good, long lasting white head. Smooth malty flavours, not overly hoppy, nice easy drinking brew.

3.8
ekstedt (6976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2017
Cask at The Cask & Barrel, Edinburgh, Scotland. Clear golden, medium white head. Bready malt, fruity, floral hops. Dry, medium bitterness.

3.1
jfb (6617) - GERMANY - FEB 21, 2017
(cask) clear golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of floral hops and pineapple, with some notes of straw, sugar icing and strawberry syrup. flavour is mostly tobacco and herbs, with a hint of orange peel, popcorn and a light-bitter nettle finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
Garrold (5605) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Cask. Sheffield Tap. Pale gold, with a soft haze. Thin, white head. Nose is fusty cereal malts. Some sweet biscuit. Lot of pithy, lemon hop. Taste is crisp, pithy bitter. Lots of zing to it. Gets pretty dry. Light body. Pithy bitter finish, with a bone dry close. Decent sessioner.

3.4
ManVsBeer (10946) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2016
Cask @ Pivni, York. Clear golden with a creamy head. Crisp and clean, it has a lowish bitterness allowing some fruitiness through. Easy-drinking and just about sessionable. Has a more stated fruity nose.

3
jamesie1857 (1980) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
On cask at Grove, Huddersfield - Straw yellow body, thin white head. Nose is grassy, bit of citrus, little bit of maltiness and caramac too. Taste is straw, more grass, bitter lemon. Medium bodied, a bit of a standard light bitter really.

2.9
czlowiekwiadro (1102) - POLAND - JAN 1, 2015
lekki zapach, zioła i trochę jakby zielona butelka, lekko słodowy, może miód. dość ładna piana która całkiem długo się utrzymuje i ładnie oblepia szkło. kolor słomkowy, jasny, dość zmętniony, ale przejrzysty. w smaku dość wodniste i wytrawne, bardzo lekkie, dominuje ziołowa goryczka która sama w sobie nie jest wysoka. mocny, żelazisty posmak. piwo dobre, ale bardzo cienkie.

3.1
anders37 (26999) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Cask @ Craft Beer Co - Covent Garden, Holborn WC1. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

3.2
mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6450-20140705] Cask. Lemon oil grass aroma. Clear, pale yellow brown body with a quick foamy white head. Grassy lemon yeast flavour. Medium body. Good. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Scotland)


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