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Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: English Pale Ale
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask and bottle.
We brew our beer next to cliffs battered by the Atlantic Ocean - the sea is a constant in Orkneys way of life. This beer is a respectful Orcadian nod to the pale ales of Americas West Coast. Crystal malt gives the beer sweet body and US hops provide plenty of punchy, citrus flavours.

Ingredients: water, barley malt (Maris Otter, Crystal), wheat malt, hops (Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Simcoe).

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (5910) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle 0.5l at home, Riihimki. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, some grain, wheat, biscuit, some hops and malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6632) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2016
500ml bottle from K-Citymarket Ruoholahti. BBE 11/2017. Pours clear dark golden orange with a small head. Aroma of grass, hay, citrus, hints of tropical fruits and biscuity maltiness. Taste is crisp, grainy and slightly caramely with some citrus, fruits, hints of herbal notes and earthiness. Finish is crisp, biscuity malty and slightly caramely with some grass, citrus and fruits. Quite crisp English pale ale with an interesting hop profile.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhammaren (1723) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2016
.5l bottle from Pien. Rated in Hannikus cave 2.0. Pours clear golden with medium white head. Aroma is cat piss, malts, cookies, bread, hops, citrus fruits. Flavor is mostly same with. Flavor is mostly same with passion notes, caramel, mineral and exotic fruits. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1705) - HONG KONG - OCT 23, 2016


500 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Looks: Clear straw golden honey Two finger head with crumpety white foam which last for 3 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant full Ale malt, with strong cat piss, strong passion fruits, candied fruits, orange, floral, sugar, earth, light spice, light bread, strong lemon rind and grass.

Taste: Zero sweet fair Ale malt, with metallic, grains, fair grapefruits, floral, hint of molasses, spices, dry biscuits, strong lemon, mind to strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Close to medium body. Slick and smooth palate.

Mouth Feel: Good Ale maltymess in a solid and creamy background. Very grainy with virtually no sweetness. Clean, dry with bitter floral and spices. Biscuity with strong lemon to round. Very nice!

Hoppiness: Strong cat piss, strong passion fruits, candied fruits, orange, floral, earth, spice, strong citrus and grass in nose. Grapefruits, floral, spices, strong lemon and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness is quite strong for a lasting, high astringent citrus malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Spicy and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one has strong Simcoe aroma, and a clean dry non-sweet Ale maltyness with fair citrus spicy hops. Clean and straight forward, very enjoyable session-wise. Recommended!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (6664) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2016
50cl bottle from K Citymarket, Vantaa. Poured deep golden color with a thick white head. Toffeeish, creamy, hoppy, nutty aroma. Nice. Bitter, toffee, fudgy nutty notes in flavor, grassy bitter finish. Excellent stuff. Nice body and drinkability. Good one indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (2740) - Kaarina, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
A coppery beer, a head is medium and blond. Aroma has slightly toffeeish maltyness, lemon and some fruitness. Taste has toffee, nice bitterness, some lemon and wood. Medium bodied, nicely smooth palate. Brittish and toffeeish, fresh, good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4050) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2016
Tried at the Sheffield Tap. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma citrus, orange and pineapple. Taste light sweet, with a refreshing finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (3097) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016, Olympia, London. A golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, grapefruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, citrus, grapefruit. OK pale..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3401) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Cask at the Northern Craft Beers Festival at the Hawkshead Brewery. Golden with a frothy off white head. Pleasant citrus aroma. The taste is light grapefruit citrus over biscuity malts. Some metallic notes. Pretty thin. this didnt do it for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilkniamhel (654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle from appellation. Pours clear gold. Nose of elderflower, grapefruit, juicy green grapes, grass. Fruity and bitter on the palate, with pine resin and apples.


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