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

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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
unstablefable (233) - SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Pours translucent golden with a two finger dense white head. Aroma is citrus but more bready or light wood, taste is bitter fruity hops with a strong bitter finish, some malt in there but not enough to balance it, dry finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (5071) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear golden, thin creamy off-white head, good lacing, sweet malty aroma with fruit, complex flavour, some honey, caramel, bit of citrus, very easy to drink for a relatively strong beer, dry finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3577) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle, in Scotland 2011. Poured a dark gold color with whitish head. Aroma of fruit, bread and yeast. Flavor of bread, yeast, fruit, dry, but some honey, and earth. An ok beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6486) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. A classic ale. Not outstanding but honest. Bit of roasted malt and grains in the aroma. Interesting dry and slightly bitter hops finish. alright beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (6623) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Deep amber in colour with low but steady head. Nose of hops and honey. Taste of ripe hops, green grains, cereals and some gentle honey tone. Crisp finish. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (923) - SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Golden yellow, sexy sparkle Nice and very long spicy bitterness with honey and a firm rich chewiness. Rugged to a a degree and restrained there is depth and power without any sense of the extreme.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (10308) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2012
Bottle:Deep golden, with an orangey sheen and hazy, stable small off-whiite head, moderate fruity nose over a well detectable hoppy base; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; lingering, not overly dry, hoppy and fruity-malty finish. Despite of its strength a nice session-beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (6864) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear golden to copper colour with average, firm, frothy, white head. Minimally grainy and minimally sweet, fruity aroma with notes of gooseberry and rhubarb, Taste is initially minimally sweet fruity, a bit strawy, later with intensening dry, grainy and husky notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2900) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2012
Darkish copper body, white head. Aroma has sugary pear, cookies, muesli and raisins. Flavour has smooth balanced maltiness, medium bitterness, sweet aftertaste, some strong maltiness with bit alcohol. Smooth and nice though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (18349) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 2, 2012
Hopfiger, s hellmalziger Beginn. Das Bier wird dann dunkler, die Se bleibt leider erhalten. Geringe, zum Ende steigende Herbe. Zitrus, weitere Fruchtnoten sind hintergrndig. Hopfig-bitterer, etwas trockener Nachgeschmack. 9/8/9/9/9/9


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