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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Was 4.1%
A 5% version is available filtered and bottled. Here.
"A beautifully simple session beer with a stunning balance of hops and malt - a new taste sensation."

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3.3
mutz (1073) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2013
Tap@ Ben Loyal in Tongue, Schotland. Amberkleurig, redelijke kraag. Geur van citrusvruchten, grapefruit. Idem smaak. Weinig nasmaak. Best lekker.

3.9
Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
Cask at the Cleveland Arms - London. Pours clear brown with a thick, lasting creamy beige head. Lots of ripe orange in the nose, some pine, bready malts. Light to medium sweet flavor, plenty of pine, light caramel, brown bread, ripe orange. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Great condition. Subtle resins to finish, further dark ripe orange, bready malts, hints of pine. A decent beer made excellent by the Cleveland Arms. I shudder to think how much better this beer could have been if Arjen Robben hadn’t just scored the winner.

3.4
jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2013
Nice red beer, with a good head. Creamy and malty, smooth and very drinkable.

3
mr_h (5542) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
Cask by handpump at Crystal Palace, Glasgow - clear red amber, bubbly tan head, meadow herbal hop aroma, over hopped, sour red malt, lingering fruity aftertaste

3.6
jamestulloch (4114) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 Aroma: Malty with dusty, earthy hops.

Appearance: Ruby red body with a thick white head. Great lacing.

Taste: Hoppy zing. Slightly earthy taste. Very well balanced and moreish.

Palate: Medium body with an oily texture. Light carbonation fizz.

Overall: As always with Orkney beers, great balance.

4.3
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
At first the malts come across as strongest in the nose but hops quickly join in. Clear brown body is topped by a strong and lasting off white head tjat coats the sides of the glass with lacing. Pronounced bitterness doesn’t overwhelm the sweet malts and lightly roasty malts that blend wonderfully in the mouth. Medium body with fair to moderate carbonation and wonderful smooth texture in the mouth. This cask is in nice shape! Enjoyed on cask at the Halfway House in Edinburgh in September 2012.

2.9
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2012
Gravicask (PBBF2012, Thurs)
Darkish red. Some toffee and roast aroma. Smooth in the mouth, but some sweet caramel too. A bit ’lighter’ than I’d like. No guts.

2.2
Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2012
1/2 pint on tap. Clear amber color. Little lacing, sour aroma. Hoppy enough that I mistook it for an IPA, bitter through the aftertaste. Light body. I don’t know what’s wrong with me but I didn’t like it much.

2.7
AshtonMcCobb (6609) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2012
On tap @ Sunninghill Hotel, Elgin. Pours dark copper with a nice head. The nose is biscuity with just a hint of malt bitterness. The taste is dry malt with just some biscuit notes. The palate is medium in body and texture but with a dry astringent finish. Overall, disappointing compared to the bottled version.

2.5
motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 4, 2012
on cask in edinburgh during rbesg07. a reddish shade of amber, clear with a steady head; aroma of butterscotch; simple and a little thin with a synthetic tangy lemon aftertaste; pretty unremarkable


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