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Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: English Strong Ale
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland

bottled
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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

Appearance: pale and golden in colour.
Nose: rich fruity malt hints of yeast, with earthy, woody, hop with honey and alcohol notes.
Palate: generously malty with balanced spicy hop in the middle leading, to a lingering hop finish, with honeyed fruity malt and a hint of warming alcohol.
Summary: a stunning stronger ale in the true british fashion, with balanced flavours from maris otter malt and English hops added early and late in the copper. One to take great care with as it is so drinkable.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours a honey gold with good head. Pine, wood, honey, and fruit coming from everything: yeast, hops and malt. Caramel and hop resins lay on the tongue so reminiscent of an american ipa, but definite british yeast and malt qualities coming thru. Full body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ianwelby (1209) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Hazy amber beer with a sweet, hoppy scent. Flavour is mostly hop with a strong grapefruit taste and a touch of sweetness. Finish is sweet hop but with a dryness on the tongue. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (6020) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Cask at Gallows Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 21012012. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, honey, hints of alcohol and malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (8172) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2013
Thanks to Sean! 50cl. Nette orangene-trbe Farbe. Der Antrunk ist mild-weich mit netter Hopfennote. Zum Hauptteil wird die aromatisch-herbe Note deutlicher, netter Malzcharakter. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang, schn hopfenaromatisch, nett malzig. Schn!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (1528) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle from Aldi deep golden ale with strong hop flavour some malt slight hint of honey and carmel giving a a slight sweetness pleasant ale which Is quite drinkable

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1778) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
Draft at CASK in Pimlico. Big hints of Sweetness, butterscotch, alcohol. Drinkable for the ABV, decent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (466) - SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2013
A very drinkable and refreshing strong golden ale. At 6% ABV. Purchased from Aldis during their real ale festival.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (5785) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
(cask) pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel and bread dough, slightly husky, with a hint of milk chocolate and oats. flavour is mostly the same, quite husky, with a hint of acetone, cucumber, raisins and muesli. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2280) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAY 11, 2013
Cask: This is a nice simple beer with a higher than expected ABV. Good for a summer afternoon.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - FEB 8, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours dark golden with moderate head. Yeasty and slightly floral aroma. Sweet brown sugar flavours, light toast and mild floral notes offset with a good amount of bitterness, though its the sweetness that carries through - perhaps a little too much. Very drinkable if not perfect.


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