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

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled at 4.4%.

Appearance: golden & sparkling in the glass.
Nose: hints of fruit esters and malt, with light hop notes. Also, if fresh, will have a nutty bread dough yeasty note, that disappears when well vented.
Palate: soft nutty maltiness with accessible hoppiness. The middle is balanced, leading to a long malt hop finish, which the hops eventually win. Their fresh green notes coming through with hints of fruit esters. It becomes drier and “cleaner” drinking with longer venting.
Summary: a satisfying world class pale ale, made with maris otter pale ale malt & a blend of four hops from America, Germany, New Zealand & Slovakia. Each one selected for their spiciness and aroma and all giving that certain something to back up the wholesome maltiness provided by the maris otter.

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3.1
Beerhunter111 (23247) - P?Castle, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

3.7
allmyvinyl (11172) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Cask at Thomsons. Pours a clear golden amber, thick foamy white head. Aromas has biscuit, orange and resin. Taste has more of the same, and a lovely biscuity finish. Very nice.

3.1
jamestulloch (4414) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle, Christmas gift from Tom. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Lively carbonation. Excellent lacing. Aroma of herbs, grain and freshly cut grass. Flavour of earthy, herbal, spicy hops - Slovakian hops are definitely evident in this. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation. As easy drinking as water, but, ironically, it’s all a bit watery and the flavour feels diluted.

3.3
Scopey (16223) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Cask at Moorings, Aberdeen. It pours clear golden amber with a small white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, citrus, dough, brioche and fruit loaf. The taste is crisp, citric, doughy, nut, straw, dried fruits and some underlying sweetnes with a set finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. A rather nice golden bitter. Well-rounded and quaffable.

3.6
Don2711 (496) - - NOV 25, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2017 Nice drink. Good after taste. Would drink again. definitely one of the better one?s I have drunk but couldn?t drink a lot of it in a session . Second pint about a year later much better. Good appearance. Hop flavours good and nice bready taste. Up 0.9 from last time.

3
ManVsBeer (11084) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Clear golden with a thin head. There’s some malts in the aroma but its mainly fruit hopped in character.

3.3
Theydon_Bois (21415) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
Cask at the Castle Tavern, Inverness, 19/10/13. Crystal clear golden with a moderate off white head. Nose is toasted malts, citrus, orange. Taste comprises orange sherbet, bread dough, orange pith, toasty malts. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light grassy bitterness in the finish. Ok golden blond - not a bitter !

2.7
Brandman (2964) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2013
For sake of social interaction just some notes. Quite mediocre ale, some herbal and earthy hops and bit bready malt. Feels bit light.

3.1
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Thin head, pours with light amber and carbonation. Minimal aroma. Lovely and smooth, grapefruit and lime taste. Wonderful.

3.6
SarkyNorthener (5012) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
[email protected] avion, aldridge. Golden amber beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma is faint fruity malts. Taste is fruity, grapefruit, limes, hops and some malts. Good beer.


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