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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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
petexner (936) - - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle. Pretty decent beer,nice hoppy dry taste,medium palate and copper color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
puboflyons (3495) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2017
From the 500 ml. bottle stamped L5187-10:55. The color is ruby red amber with a modest off-white head. The aroma is floral with a caramel-toffee character. There is also a subtle sort of pipe tobacco or peat moss character on the nose too. The body is thinner than I would have liked. The taste has the same sweet malt toffee, caramel, and peat moss character with a musty bitterness to end.

3.5
Piepenhenrich (1230) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2017
Pours dark red-brown with a decent off-white, almost beige head. Fruity aroma. An elegant bitterness combines with roasted malts and slightly herbal notes. Flavorful, well-balanced flavors with a bitter touch. Very good!

3.6
ManuKovfefe (2) - alghero, ITALY - OCT 12, 2017 does not count
medium bitterness, light sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, caramel, leather, caramel,

3.7
rozsoma (1107) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2017 Tap @ Bothy bar, our favorite pub in Kirkwall. Red smoothly frothy bitter ale

3.8
Jabic (702) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Ar: Deep toasted malt, bready with a pronounced slightly burnt caramel edge; mossy hops, with hints of lemon and orange. Ap: Deep amber-red; clear, though depth of color makes it difficult to tell; small off-white head with low retention, leaving thin ring of foam and some splotches of bubbles. T: Toast, burnt caramel, and a hint of butterscotch; light sweetness; slightly tannic, black tea hop flavor, moss and lemon peel; deep bread and marmalade; finish is toast and light bitters. P: Medium-light body with medium-low carbonation; some diacetyl slickness; finish is medium-dry. O: Very good ESB; great depth of malt, characterfully British; notes of marmalade, burnt caramel, butterscotch, and moss are also spot on for the style.

3.4
john44 (3392) - 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)

3.6
edgallow (4473) - 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.

3.5
Borresteijn (7491) - 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.

2
GSAP (757) - 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.

3.9
hershiser2 (3667) - 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.


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