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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%
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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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Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JUN 4, 2012
Semplicememnte buonissima!!!

2.6
tfredvik (1941) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
This beer reminds me of my 1.5 year old son: he’s called Ravn, but his hair is blond instead of raven black. The Raven Ale isn’t black either, it pours a clear medium golden body with an amber tint. The head is off-white, slightly creamy, long-lived and leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma is a bit faint, and not very interesting. Pale malts, faint fruits, a spicy touch and traces of yeast. Light sweet taste with a moderate bitter finish. It’s a very crisp and spicy bitterness that lingers on, without really being that bitter. The flavours are also rather faint, with caramel, spices, fruits (lemon) and grass. Light body and a watery to dry texture. There’s nothing wrong with the beer, it’s just too plain and boring.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 6 months before BB date, from Jacobs på Holtet, Oslo]

2.8
Lowenbrau (4277) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2012
500ml bottle. Malty aromas. Pours hazy orange, with nice white head, quickly vanishing, some lacing. Light body and average carbonation. Taste is malty, herbal, slightly bitter.Short dry finish.

3.1
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2012
A golden ale, with a white head. A floral aroma, probably from the hops, not much malts at all. Moderate bitterness to the taste, bits of malts as well. I thought this was pretty good!

3
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2012
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Cloudy golden colour with small creamy white head. Fruity and floral English hoppy aroma with mild grainy malt. Flavour is rather bitter with floral and resiny hops and grainy malty dryness. Decent mild (abv) Bitter.

2.6
BeerBaboon (2095) - FINLAND - JAN 26, 2012
Golden yellow with white head. Aroma of sweet malts, toffee and fruity. Flavour is fruity and a bit hoppy.

3.2
John_A (7) - - DEC 31, 2011 does not count
A little fizzy, but makes up for it in taste. A smooth ale with clear lemon and spice overtones and a pleasing aftertaste.

3.5
Cunningham (7982) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Bottle from Jacobs på Holtet in Oslo, Norway. Golden colour and light hazy, with a white head. Light fruity and citric nose. Mild caramel flavour with a good fruitiness that makes it very fresh.

3.3
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2011
In bottle. Pours a light golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma of caramel, honey and barley. Similar flavours with a nicely floral hop character. Nicely bitter. Little oily mouth-feel, mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. OK.

2.8
Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2011
0.5l bottle @ Henrik, Bergen. This one pours a clear pale golden body with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is quite fruit-yeasty with notes of citrus, heather honey and mild caramel. Mild and nice. Average carbonation, medium-bodied and it has a mild and oily mouthfeel. Nice flavors as well. Mild caramel flavored with hints of honey, grass and a thin and dry bitter ending. Not a bad bitter, but perhaps a bit boring.


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