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


on tap

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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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lauraele (7) - novi ligure, ITALY - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
Solo 3,8° per una birra che dimostra un corpo, un gusto e un aroma fuori dal comune. Amara quanto basta per piacere a tutti, la versione in cask è limpida come l’acqua scozzese di sorgente. Si sentono benissimo i sapori erbacei e citrici, seguiti da una punta di speziato che la rende molto croccante.

DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2004
On handpump from the Cask in The Alex, Derby. No Sparkler. Mid Redish/Brown. A good solid bitter. Kind of dry in the aftertaste. Also had a very nice pump clip :)

Sissio (1749) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 31, 2013
A good bitter with a resin hops aroma. Drinked at Kimberly inn in findhorn.

Svesse (8786) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2007
(Cask at Market Porter, Borough, London 28 Apr 2007) Amber colour with firm off-white head. Fruity nose with dark fruit, dried apricot, orange peel and earthy hops. Fruity taste with a solid malt base, notes of orange marmalade, apricots and earthy hops in the finish. Brilliant balance throughout. Very nice bitter.

rauchbierlover (669) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2012
Orange body with a small creamy and persistent white head. Spicy aroma. Taste is bitter, some citrus. Dry finish

cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 Edinburgh Beer festival 07 ... Orange ... sweet caramel malt ... watttery wheat ! ... fruity with bitter linger .
tk2 Orangy colour ... fruity hop with little malt nose ... Juicy and rounded hop. 2.9->3.5

ManVsBeer (10946) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
Thin headed golden ale with a full body and plenty of hopped fruit flavours.

mr_h (5942) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - 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

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Community Centre, Frodsham 25/05/2001 Golden coloured and pale. Mellow hop finish.

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2009
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Royal George Cottingham. A golden coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma has nice orangey hop notes. A good clean citrus taste. Bittersweet and tasty.

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