overall
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style
Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Bitter
Stromness, Scotland
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Occasional;

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuartyboy (1530) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2017
On cask @ the Cumberland bars a reddish copper beer with faint mixed spice aroma flavour is slight ginger hints of cinnamon fairly thin bodied a bit watery

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cokemonkey11 (665) - - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours medium pale brown with a thin brown foam subsiding average slow. Scent is medium dense Christmas fruit cake spices. Cocoa. Brown sugar maybe. Taste is woh sharp juniper? Dry herbal and slightly dusty notes. Early hops and ale yeast. Quite plain in flavor really. Good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiery_1 (470) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
330ml bottle @ Matts. Pours a clear dark copper colour with no head. Nose hints of ginger, other spices, and some sweetness. Flavour is not pleasant. Cinnamon bomb with cardboard and a touch diacetyl finish. Not for me.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mcberko (15407) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
330mL bottle, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is earthy and spicy, with stale ginger, British toasted malt, and earthiness. Flavour brings out a stale ginger and cinnamon character upfront, followed toasted malt and dry earthiness. Tastes very stale and off. Crap.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (2097) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, some bready malts, slight clove and subtle spicy hops. Taste of caramel, bready malts, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A malty, spicy bitterness in the finish. A Christmas spiced beer which isnt unappealing but not sessionable. Itll do.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (13497) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle - Spice and toffee with some orange. Clear copper with a decent white head. Caramel, spice and with a bit of an herbal note.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thengling (47) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
330 ml bottle from 2016 Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Brilliant amber pour with red highlights. Small diminishing head. Malty grainy aroma with just a hint of fruit. Taste is typical commercial "winter spice" with a little nutmeg, some vegetal hops, slight acrid bitter edge, as of orange or lemon peel. A lot of character for a 4.3% beer, but a little off-balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (997) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2016
Pours brown with a thin white head. Aroma is spicy, nutmeg mainly. Lots of nutmeg in the flavour too. Decent. Better than I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (356) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle into snifter. Pours a clear amber colour with a small off white cap. Aroma is fruitcake. Taste is sweet malt and fruity hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9741) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle, beer advent calendar. Copper penny hue, average off white head. Nose holds lots of spice, nutmeg especially. Bready caramel, nutmeg, thin mouthfeel, aspirin bitterness. Just ok.


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