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592: The Orkney Brewery | Raven Ale

20190621_183048The Brewery: “….Our processes create only the finest hand-crafted ales, using the traditional methods developed and handed down through time. Only the finest ingredients and purest Orcadian water can create these outstanding, full-of-flavour ales. So next time you sip one of our brews, you can be sure it was made with the best malt, hops, yeast, Orcadian water — and a long, long history of making quality ales……”

The Beer: “Raven Ale dominant malt character is a balance between juicy pale ale malt and a biscuity, toasty malt flavour this give way to a clean spicy orange bitterness. Aromas of orange, lemon and fresh apple”

The first of ten beers from north of the border procured from The Real Ale Shop whilst staying with friends near Falkirk over Easter. I flew up for the weekend so said friends kindly brought down my purchases to a caravanning meet up in the Cotswolds  a few weeks ago.

This was the first of three in this particular ‘research’ session - easy drinking but I let it down by being in too much of a rush and not waiting for it to chill sufficiently. The fruitiness was not overpowering though which was good. 3.8% A.B.V. June 2019