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

bottling
unknown

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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ogivlado (8316) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 8, 2009
Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Amber coloured, small white head, fruity nose. Malty, aromatic hoppy and mild smoke taste with nutty notes. Odd hint of glue in the finish.

2.5
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Cask, King’s Head, Carlisle. Rich, smoky and malty with a bitter, almost metallic, edge that continues well into the finish. This is offset by a soft, peaty aroma but it’s a little too harsh a beer for me.

3.4
fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
Cask @ Abbotsford, 3-5 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PR, Scotland.
Clear medium to dark brown red color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, moderate to light heavy hoppy, pine, orange, smoke - peat notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090408]

3.2
berkshirejohn (6761) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2009
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Reddish brown with a thin cream head; aroma of caramel malts; fruity malt flavours, sweet peaty finish with soft bitter hops. Very pleasant.

3.2
downender (9003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms JDW, Bristol 7/02/09. Reddish brown in colour with a slight, off-white head. Caramel aroma with some red fruit and floral hops. Plenty of malt in the flavour, with more fruit, a hint of roastiness and a pleasant bitter finish. Good.

3.3
bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2009
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Dark red/brown with an off whte head in the freshest condition. Very much a scottish beer with an abundance of malt and little in the way of hop bitterness yet quite well balanced and dry in the finish. It went down a treat with one of spoons excellent Thursday curry deals.

3
Ungstrup (38924) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
Cask at The Barony, Edinburgh. A red-orange beer with a cream colored head. The arom ais sweet malty with strong notes of caramel, but also light notes of flowery hops. The flavor is sweet malty with primary notes of berries as well as a light touch of roasted malt, leading to a dry bitter finish. The body is thin.

3.6
DruncanVeasey (8401) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2008
The Burnt Post, Coventry. Punching hop perfume, blackcurrant, orange and clove aroma. Powerful flowers. Full-on nuthusk bitterness to finish, with cheesecake base afters. Balancing hops and malt, just like the blurb. Floral but robust. Flowery, but just might kick your head in. Definitely need more than sips next time...

3.4
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker St. ’Sporks.
Dark brown with a bubbly but decent head and lots of lace. Quite toasty with some caramel and nutty notes and nice malt. good malt and hop balance in the finish. Not bad.

2.5
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
2cm white head tops the clear amber body. Strong cereal aroma presents obtrusive sugary bread flavours, rather grainy as well. Almost flat and seriously sweet which makes it not very drinkable. A slice of sandy bitterness attempts to cut through, but remains inefficient. No fruitiness. Quite dull, buttery and hard to drink in large quantities.


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