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


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular. Previously 4.0% & 4.1%.
NOTE: Only ratings for the Cask version go here. The Bottled version has a separate listing.

Appearance: A mid golden colour with a light creamy head
Aroma: This mid-golden ale is a complex mixture of toasted and biscuit like malt aromas with spicy resinous hop notes
Palate: This complexity continues with the biscuit malt and spicy citrus fruit flavours dominating, giving way to a crisp, dry hop bitterness
Key Ingredients: The very best pale ale malt and a touch of crystal and amber malts give Raven its complex malt undertones, complemented by the bitterness and dried orange or spicy orange character of Fuggles and Goldings hops

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (5826) - Ayr, - DEC 29, 2012
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus - clear golden, thin off-white head, good lacing, malty and fruity aroma, biscuit malt flavour with some fruit, clean finish

john44 (3300) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Cask. Orangey Gold. Fruity citrus & slightly caramel roast malt flavour. Balanced by earthy spicy hops. Gentle bitter hoppiness in finish. OK. (2008)

Towey1989 (3150) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2016
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, some orange and slight biscuity malts. Taste of soapy lemon, some tart orange, slight biscuity malts and subtle earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A short, soapy fruit bitterness in the finish. Slightly tangy compared to most golden bitters, below average.

allmyvinyl (10912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Cask at The Standing Order JDW. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Light caramel and lemon aromas. Taste has a decent bitterness and some caramel or biscuit sweetness. Crisp finish, thin body. Not bad.

Beersiveknown (5301) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 23, 2014
Cask at grill, Aberdeen
Pale burnished gold with fluffy cream head. Grainy nose, fairly dry, light body and slightly astringent hops. Medium bodied with light carbonation, building fruity grain beneath the herbal hops, not bitter but tannic perhaps

Stuu666 (14531) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Cask at the Standing Order. Pours amber, nose is dry toffee, floral, taste is thin, sweet, dry toffee, floral.

miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

AshtonMcCobb (6843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
On cask at the Guildford Arms. Appearance - hazy golden amber with a decent head. Nose - some rotten eggs at the start unfortunately. Then lemon and pale malt. Taste - oranges and biscuits. Palate - medium bodied with a tangy and crunchy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - it’s a bit gnarly but it grows on you. A bit too challenging.

VastActiv (7473) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 21012012. Colour is hazy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, bitterness and malts.

Theydon_Bois (20425) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Cask at the Blackfriars, Inverness, 19/10/13. Clear golden with a moderately sized off white head that retains well. Nose is bready malts, light fruit, orange. Taste comprises bitter orange, fruity notes, bread dough, light malts. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finale with light grassy bitter tones. So so bitter.

jjsint (3425) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2013
Cask @ Wellington Arms, Bedford. Yellow-orange, slightly bubbly head. Light aroma of orange pulp and beech leaves. Taste is pleasantly yeasty, with bitter and sweet wrestling for prominence.

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