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


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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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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".

john44 (3048) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle. Dark red-brown colour. Very malty full-bodied beer (roast, toasted malts, buttery caramel). Fruity. Flowery spicy hops. Rather earthy (peaty?) bitter taste. Hints of smoke? Bitter roast malty finish. Very drinkable. (2008)

edgallow (4146) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2017
16.9 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus, floral and caramel. Taste is sweet malts an a mild bitterness.

Borresteijn (6962) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2017
50cl Bottle, thanks Bob & Rosemary! Clear ruby amber colour, light-beige head. Aroma of crystal malt, toffee, resin, hops, rose petals, red fruits, quite some classic hops. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, caramel, toffee, nuts, floral, light fruity, light resin, decent hoppy bitter finish. Light bodied. Nice.

GSAP (742) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2017
Karamel, licht wurzig maar waterig in smaak. Best complex maar dun. Licht aroma - beetje hoppiger. Niks speciaal, wel doordrinkbaar. 500ml fles.

hershiser2 (3024) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
$5.49 500 ml bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, Downtown. Pours murky brown with an inch plus of creamy beige head. Aroma is strong floral hops, almost perfumey, as well as light citrus, caramel, and apple? Flavor is highly floral, with rose hips, black tea, orange, caramel, raisin, violet?, nuts. Quite nice.

Grzesiek79 (4274) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 21, 2016
Bardzo dobre piwo. Pachnie bardzo chmielnie kwaitami i cytrusami. W smaku goryczkowe, nieco karmelu, ale glownie sporo dawki szlachetnej goryczki. Piwo ladnie wyglada piana spora i trwala, kolor klarowny czerwono herbaciany. Przyjemne i mocno wytrawne zwlaszcza na finiszu. Troche moze zbyt bylo przegazowane.

Perpignan73 (40) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
500ml bottle, chilled, poured into a pint glass at home. Amber colour; small off white head; lovely sweet nose, toffee apple, orange, malts; bitter taste; creamy; some caramel, raisin, orange with a sweetish, dry finish. Lacks a little body, but very tasty and highly drinkable, imo better than a lot of these new American style red/rye ales.

redders1974 (1395) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Amber decent off white head malty hint of fruit some herbs earthy notes smokey peat? Nice ale bot a couple would be enough on a night out. Somehow typically Scottish.

melush (3941) - SPAIN - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Supermarket Seiyo Ishii, Nagoya, Japon. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, caramel / Malta, caramelo.

peponi (1842) - Hannover, GERMANY - APR 15, 2016
Aroma: herbs and flowers, crunchy bread skin. Appearance: reddish color and beige head. Taste: caramel, herbs, flowers, malty, caramel, quite dry. Palate: low body and medium carbonation, herbal finish. Overall: Nice ruby ale, drinkable.

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