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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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BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2010
[500ml bottle, Cornelius Beer&Wine, Edinburgh] Clear golden colour. Deep toffee apple alcohol aromas, some wood, hops and sweetness. Malt forward on the palate, some raisin/pruneish flavours, before the sweet alcohol finish. Very complex, extremely well-balanced and dangerously drinkable at 6% [25012008]

2.4
Oakes (18543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
Cask, Malt & Hops, Leith. Deep amber and bright. The aroma is strange, a bit perfumey maybe. Soapy taste, way too much alcohol in the finish. Not well-balanced.

2.7
madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
31st July 2010. ChrisO’s ’Raise The Roof’ tasting.
Clear gold beer. Good off white head. Light sour malt. A little orange hop. Finishes dry.

3.1
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Bottle from Drink of Fulham, drunk at ChrisO’s "Raise the Roof" tasting, 31st July 2010. Clear gold, quite sweet. Sugary, toffee-ish taste. Rather dull overall.

3.4
planky84 (3384) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle at Chris O’s ’Raise the Roof’ tasting. Amber pour with a white head. Malty, citrus nose. Honey, citrus, toffee and malt flavours. Not bad at all.

3.1
Ungstrup (38245) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2010
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt as well as some fruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and fruit, leading to a dry finish.

3.4
patrick767 (4095) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2010
cask at Bow Bar in Edinburgh - Pours amber gold with a small, lasting head and good lacing. It smells of hops and lightly fruity malt. The flavor has good bitterness and is well balanced. It’s smooth, medium bodied, and quite quaffable.

3.3
Sigmund (7828) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2010
500 ml bottle, thanks to my beerpal Olav who brought it home from the Orkneys. ABV is 6%. Deep golden colour, big to moderate white head, some lacing. Fairly nice aroma, fruity and herbal hops, also noticeable malts, hints of toffee. The flavour has acceptable malts but is not very sweet, with distinct herbal and "dusty" English hops in the finish. Okay.

3.2
leaparsons (10700) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2014 Cask, The King’s Head, Leicester. As before but with a nicer body. Bottle. Golden with a fluffy White foam. Aromas are brown sugar with biscuit, caramel and mellow citrus. Some light oak and cream with spiced oranges. Flavours are sweet oranges and yeast with peppery alcohol and spices. Low toast malts with a warming, fruity bitter finish.

3.2
downender (8774) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle from Corks, Bristol. Amber in colour with plenty of carbonation. Malty, marmalade and fruity hop aroma. Flavour was sweet, with some citrus hop, sticky malts and short dry finish. Good without standing out.


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