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%
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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fonefan (50011) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Cask and Barrel, 115 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RZ, Scotland.
Clear medium to dark orange color with a average, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, toasted, caramel and toffe notes, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, and a alcohol burn on the lips. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20090409]

yespr (46805) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
From cask at Bow Bar. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and slight malty. Sweet, malty and fruity. Subdued bitterness. Sweet and lingering into the finish.

Ungstrup (38152) - 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.

anders37 (26857) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle @ Chris O. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with some hints of caramel and weak hints of citrus. Fruity malty toffee flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2009
[email protected] Golden colour, small head. Aroma is bigtime wooden, acidic sourness as well as some stinging honey as well as mild fruityness. Flavour is sweet honey, nectar, fruits and some bready and caramelly notes, balancing up the flavour to be quite nice.

cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2010 Edinburgh Beer festival 2007 ... Dark amber ... Little fruit in nose ... generous fruityness ... little sweet ... touch orangy ... Good session beer then you realsise its 6%.3.8

TK 2 SRAF 2010 ... ambrer ... white headc ... sweet rich orange hop nose ..deep silky mouthfeel ... resiny hop ... some orange .. some pine .. some lime peel .. rich and wonderful 4.2

omhper (25378) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2011
Bottled. Hazy glden, coarse head. Spicy fruity nose. Mid sweet with soft, dense mouthfeel and solidbody. Creamy buttery malt and some spicy bitterness. Mild, pleasant and gently warming.

madmitch76 (25101) - , 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.

Beerhunter111 (21990) - P´Castle, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein hell bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, dunkle Früchte, würzig. Geschmack nach dunklen reifen Früchten, malzig süß, leicht würzig.

Leighton (21879) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours clear gold with a tight, white foam head. Ripe fruit nose. Medium to big sweet flavor, melon, other ripe fruits, faint pine, wet bread, some semi-darkened sugars. Actually a pretty nice quaffer. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet, fairly sticky finish with lots of ripe fruits, jammy berries, some dates. Quite sweet with lots of ripe, semi-dark fruits, but not at all cloying. Lightly dry on the end, which provides some escape from the sugars. Nice beer. (3.7)

Bottle at Bruce’s Housewarming Party Tasting, London. Very solid all around. Looks great. Some light citrus jam carries the beer - think marmalade. Not overly sweet. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Very mild warmth in the end, more jammy citrus character. Very nice beer. (3.7)

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