Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Stromness, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
bottled, special
Brewed for the Shetland islands.
Crisp and golden, the 4.4 per cent bottled Norseman is light on the palate and will particularly appeal to lager drinkers, as well as lovers of traditional, high-quality real ales.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alexus (242) - Stavanger, - FEB 13, 2013
Shared bottle @ Cardinal. Pours golden with a white head. Aromas is dominated by sweet malt and fruits. More malty then hoppy. Nice bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (6060) - GERMANY - FEB 13, 2017
(cask) clear deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy pear and pale malts, with some notes of bread dough, green apple and yeast. flavour is mostly lip balm and garlic sauce, with a light hint of mayonnaise, earth and a slightly chalky light-bitter finish. light- to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (8341) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol March 2016. Deep gold in colour, with a slight, white, head. Aroma of sweetish, tangerine fruits, digestive malts, and some leafy hops. Flavour had more biscuity malts, citrus fruits and a pleasantly bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (20167) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Cask at the Manchester & County, JDW - Manchester. Pours clear ruby-amber with a lasting creamy tan head. The aroma holds toasted toffee, grainy bread, faint dried berries. Light to medium sweet flavour with some bitter earth, leathery dried berries, toasted grains, simple bread. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. OK balance on the finish, with further toasted grains, some creamy toffee, dried fruits, berries. A decent ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (4519) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2016
Cask at the Plough & Harrow, deep gold with a thin head, aroma of peachy malt, palate is rich and malty-fruity, with spicy overtones and an earthy, faintly herbal bitterness. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (7429) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Cask at JDW Square Peg; clear yellow pour with a creamy off white head, not much on the aroma just a hint of citrus, taste has smooth malts, some sweet honey, very basic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17825) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Cask handpull at Liberty Bounds jdw London. Golden brown colour lasting beige head. Tasty pale ale good malt backbone and good citrus earthy hops decent bitterness on the finish. Very good pale ale. Love the bitterness on the finish good temp and condition.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4490) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
Tried at the Ritz, JDW, Lincoln. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma citrus fresh, but light, taste light bitter. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (9478) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
Cask @ The Waterhouse, Manchester. Clear golden with a small creamy head. Has a very drinkable texture with a light tropical fruit character fused with a few malts, however the former remains dominant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (13797) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle from Utobeer, Londonshire. It pours clear gold with a thick white head. The nose is soft, sweet, floral, lemon parfait, biscuit, lemon cheesecake, honeysuckle and toasted grain. The taste is crisp, clean, bitter - sweet, honeyed porridge, cereal, some light grain, biscuit, lemon - lime, white pepper and straw with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Some nice subtle nuances to it. A pretty solid Scottish golden ale, not that it is my favourite style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (5230) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Golden with a medium head. Slightly bitter with hops and a gentle bitter finish. Left lots of lacing. Pleasant and above average.

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