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

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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered in 500ml bottles.
"A mid gravity beer which has a generous hoppy nose and a flowery hop flavour with a smooth malty finish."

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3.2
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2005
bottle, poured red-amber with a tan head. Hoppy aroma, touch of malt. Taste was malts with some hops and wood. Good, will try again.

3.9
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Pours a lush red/brown (amber) color. Aroma is sweet grass. Frothy head. Taste is slightly smoky and peaty, with a hint of bitter hops. A dull tint of whisky as it warms. Interesting beer, to say the least. Definitely worth a second try.

2.8
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Pours a rich copper color unter a foamy beige head. The nose held sweetness and grassy hops. Peat. Yes. Peat. Just happened to be tasting some Bruichladdich 3D "Peat Proposal" Islay Single Malt Whisky and recognized the hints of peat in this brew. Or was it the scotch playing with my taste buds? Anyway, it was watery and medium bodied. The flavor was malty, sweet, and, well, peat.

3.3
ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Bottle from Binny’s... Poured a deep clear red with a soft tan head. Aromas were hoppy and earthy with hints of citrus and caramel. Flavors are simialr to the aromas. Mouthfeel was quite bold with a smooth malty finish. Overall, not a great example of the style, but drinkable nonetheless.

3.6
DocLock (11042) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Bottle from Peace St. Market, Raleigh. Pours dark straw/coppery with medium, uniform, off-white head. Aroma of initial hops, citrus, some caramel malt, black pepper. The aroma is very similar to Sam Adams Boston Lager. Tastes hoppy, with some malt, fruit, and a fruity, spicy finish. The palate is medium to heavy with good complexity. Seems to get more simple and watery as it warms, but nonetheless, this one is quaffable, and I will buy it again.

3.1
TBone (18223) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2005
Bottled
Dark ruby, small creamy tanned head. Flowery hoppy nose. Bitter, dry, oaky flavor. Not very strong palate and quite carbonated mouthfeel. Dry aftertaste.

3.2
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) A beer that doesn’t promise too much - this is red indeed. Beautiful reddish brown, filtered with a small and vaguely light brown head. Very soft, almost sweetish with pronounced malty notes and a very limited bitterness. Some smoke in there too. Nice. 040904

3.2
bmd34202 (7) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2005 does not count
Aroma was sweet yet somehow not entirely pleasant. Medium caramel sweetness, lightly bitter (less than expected), fizzy, surprisingly thin feel on the palate. Deep reddish brown color, thin head.

3.5
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2005
Aroma is light malt, fruity sweet. Pours brown with off-white small mostly lasting head, with some lacing. Flavor starts sweet of cookies and bread. Finishes lightly bitter, lightly sweet. This is very smooth and palatable, not much bitter to be called a "bitter".

3.6
pilsnerrogge (2997) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2005
Red-ish brown colour. Ok head. Hoppy aroma with a touch of peat. Caramel and malt flavour with hops and peat in the background.


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