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


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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Bottle: Filtered.
A golden coloured ale with an intense grainy nose, rich and fruity on the palate with a lingering hint of hop in the finish.

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MichaelAwesome (6516) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2013
First the worst: Very unpleasant bitter end but you get used to it after a few sips. But beside that bad thing this beer is quite full of sweetish aromas like strawberries and loads of honey. Typical nice hops in the back and medium carbo. Nice, classy beer.

kingstoni (2079) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle. Mostly clear golden color with a thin frothy head. Malty aroma with some honey. Malty taste with some hoppy crispiness. Slightly sour finish. Oily feel.

chrisv10 (17299) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle, 3.8%. Clear deep golden/amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, little grass and a little caramel. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop,. medium bitter, little sweet and medium caramel.

WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
Pours a light orange-amber color. Medium white head that dissipates quickly. Light aroma of orange peel and flowers. Grassy hops in the flavor dominate what malt is there. Thin, slightly astringent mouthfeel.

Cantabrian (1114) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2013
First, this is one of the most formidable presentations of all beers. I love the label, although I’d expecte the name to be used for a stout. Never mind, as this bitter is a beauty. Cloudy coopery-golden with a creamy, long-lasting head, it has a rather ordinary burpy nose of hops with a background of malt. The flavour is just pefect for a bitter, malty, with biscuits, dulce de leche, and a hops bitter finish. And to crown it all, there’s a lovely tinge of raspberry released by the light carbonation. With a pleasant creamy palate, the Raven Ale would be my choice for a bitter every week when watching Game of Thrones. I wish it was available in New Zealand.

CalumScotland (182) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2013
Nice very easy to drink really refreshing ale would buy again so easy to drink.

kerenmk (4722) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2013
Bottle at La 100 de Beri, Bucharest, Romania. Fizzy, clear golden with white head. Hoppy-flowers and a little tropical fruit in the nose, hoppily bitter, a little dry, some skunk - but in a good way. Light-to-medium body, fizzy, long, bitter finish. Surprisingly hoppy, considering the relatively low abv.

daje (4341) - NORWAY - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle, february 13th 2013. golden body, low white head, uninspiring look. As is the aroma, a mess of caramel and oats going no particular direction. taste of sour old hops and malt, too sweet, while the aftertaste is cardboard and hops. Either this beer or me, I don’t know, one of us is boring and ordinary.

daniele (9021) - ITALY - MAR 7, 2013
Oro buona schiuma persistente egero cereale malto un tocco do diacetile lieve citrico quasi pepato abbastanza seccha luppolo leggermente pungente

flying_pig (1555) - SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle (500ml, 3.8%):
Quite light and creamy on the nose with some butterscotch and vanilla coming through alongside a lot of sweeter smelling malts. There is some fruity hops and a little caramel along with some background honey and biscuit.
Light orange to golden amber colour with a three centimetre tall and very foamy looking head that is dome shaped and holds pretty well. Clear with a lot of bubbles rising to the surface too and the head leaves some nice lacing too.
Biscuit, malts and some sweet hops along with some butterscotch, caramel and vanilla flavours that are all fighting to be noticed. There is a strong bitterness towards the end of the beer and a nutty, earth like taste too. The juxtaposition between the initial sweetness and the bitterness that follows is too severe.
Light medium in body and smooth with an almost creamy feel but it’s not quite there yet. There some some bitterness around the middle and carried through to the end along with an earthy feel. I didn’t think this one had all that great a balance between flavours either.

An okay beer, I enjoyed the initial sweetness and the vanilla and butterscotch mix was a pleasant surprise but the beer was too bitter towards the end and seemed to be missing something. This weren’t helped much by the fact that this one was a little thin and left a strange, metallic bitter aftertaste that I couldn’t quite shake.

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