Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Stromness, Scotland


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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Bottle; Filtered. 500ml.
Previously 3.8%.
"A light and refreshing beer. A surprisingly full mouth-feel with a superior balance of malt and hop, and a rewarding fruit finish."

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (14014) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle at home. It pours clear golden with a small white head. The nose is doughy, grainy, weak citrus and hay. The taste is bitter, toasty, doughy, dull sweetness, grass, citrus peel and pepper with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Straight-forward golden ale. Drinkable enough, but far from exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (19209) - PCastle, GERMANY - APR 8, 2014
Ins Glas ergiet sich ein goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig malzig, leicht hefig, hopfig. Geschmack hopfig malzig, fruchtig, leicht hefig.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerhammaren (1778) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2014
.5l bottle from Lutakko Supermarket Pours clear golden with low white head. Leaves lacing. Aroma is malts, hops and grass. Flavor is hops, malts and some citrus fruits.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Pale straw, the aroma is mostly pale malt and just a little bit of earthy-mossy hop and mushroomy yeast. Light bitterness, lots of yeasty character, mushrooms and stronger overaged brie stuff, and the hops are a shadow. Not to mention a brutal, skullsplitting whack of diacetyl. Honestly, the beer is not as described ("citrusy" and all that) and tastes old. The problem with that is that it has a BBD of Nov/14, this is Aug/13 and I bought it at the brewery. That says it all for me - its just not a good beer and clearly the brewery doesnt care about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RuneStumo (2644) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2014
30.01.2014. 0,5l Bottle. Spesialbutikken Vaaland, Bryne. Golden yellow colour with white head. Very nice soft hoppy sroma at first. Body is rather thin but all in all together with the hops, its ok. Aftertaste is also soft and gives a soft grassy aftertaste with notes of straw. Nice soft beer with ok flavours, and its more hops than malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
500ml bottle in an Edinburgh restaurant. Pours clear straw yellow with decent white head. Grassy and butterscotch aromas, touch of cereal and grains. Taste is light hop bitter, light malt sweet. Finishes thin and short.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (11379) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2013
500 ml bottle. Ruby & the Fellas, Tampere, Finland. Cloudy pale golden colour with a small white head. Floral and fruity hops, malt and mild bitterness in the aroma. The flavour is floral hops, mild bitterness and some maltiness. Quite easy but not totally flavourless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Graham77 (514) - SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2013
500ml bottle. Hazy golden colour with substantial white head. Very good mouth-feel from this beer with just the right viscosity and carbonation. Has a pleasant well balanced taste. Not the best of the Orkney beers but another very good one from the Sinclair brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
StilleStorm (1505) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
Pours clear, pale golden, with lasting white bubble head. Aroma is malty and fruity. Taste is malty, fruity with some spice. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (6373) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
50cl bottle from Dobbies Garden Centre, Reading. Described as a Pale Ale on the bottle - and that seems a much more accurate description of this light, grassily hopped beer. Its straw in colour with a billowing white head, and could even be mistaken for a lager; the aroma is grainy with a touch of wet grassy; its sweet and grainy in the mouth; with a light refreshing bitterness to finish. This goes to show that Orkney can manage soft and delicate as well as heavy and skull splitting.

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