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

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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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
Theydon_Bois (21479) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Cask at the Happy Man Autumn BF, Englefield Green, 11/10/13 - last birthday rate! Lightly hazed reddish amber with a thin off white covering. Nose is bready malts, fruit tang, biscuit. Taste comprises much the same good malt backbone plenty of toffee, less fruit apparent. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, subtle bitterness in the closure. Decent enough bitter.

3.6
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Copper pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of caramel malt and some resiny hops. Sweet malt with a resiny bitter finish. The bitter is nice and continues to grow. Medium body with light carbonation.

2
DaemonicT (8) - - AUG 13, 2013 does not count
No aroma that I can detect. Good, rich flavour but too happy for my liking. Aaaaaaaaaaa

3
Sockamania (43) - - AUG 13, 2013
Quite a nice heavy beer with malty caramel flavours. Very drinkable but not anything special.

3.2
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2013
[email protected] Malts, caramel and herbs aroma. Light brown, beige head, good lace. Malty, toffee, very herbal, very bitter finish. Creamy and soft. Flavourful, nice mouth feel, too harsh in the bitterness.

3.3
mutz (1144) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2013
[email protected] Ben Loyal in Tongue, Schotland. Amberkleurig, redelijke kraag. Geur van citrusvruchten, grapefruit. Idem smaak. Weinig nasmaak. Best lekker.

3.9
Leighton (22812) - 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 (6059) - 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 (4417) - 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.


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