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Orkney (Sinclair) Raven Ale

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Nelson ArmsTonbridge, Kent19 Jan 2024
Blue LampAberdeen, Aberdeenshire15 Mar 2017
Nether Abbey HotelNorth Berwick, East Lothian26 Nov 2015
Village InnMilnathort, Perthshire and Kinross03 May 2014
The Marine HotelStonehaven, Aberdeenshire13 Jan 2014
Old BlackfriarsAberdeen, Aberdeenshire21 Nov 2013
Newton ArmsNewtonhill, Aberdeenshire15 Jun 2013
The GrillAberdeen, Aberdeenshire21 Feb 2013
The PhoenixCanterbury, Kent16 Nov 2012
The Society RoomsMaidstone, Kent21 Oct 2012
The Six TemplarsHertford, Hertfordshire08 Oct 2012
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London04 Oct 2012
The Eight BellsDover, Kent20 Sep 2012
Smarden's 12th Beer Festival 2012Smarden, Kent03 Aug 2012
The Archibald SimpsonAberdeen, Aberdeenshire19 Jul 2012
The PineappleKentish Town, Greater London02 Jun 2012
The TalbotBrockley, Greater London22 Mar 2012
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent21 Oct 2011
St Machar BarAberdeen, Aberdeenshire06 Sep 2011
The Rising SunTwitton, Kent19 Aug 2011
The Golden Lion HotelRochester, Kent05 Mar 2011
Fourmile HouseKingswells, Aberdeenshire16 Nov 2010
Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar)Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire25 Aug 2010
Wheatsheaf InnFalkirk, Falkirk03 Aug 2009
The Yew Tree InnBarfrestone, Kent08 Nov 2005
Ashford Rugby Club Beer Festival 2005Ashford, Kent04 Sep 2005
Doctor Duncan'sLiverpool, Merseyside02 Mar 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Nelson Arms, Tonbridge, Kent

Magnus GreelExcellent19 Jan 2024 A pale amber ale with a fruity and spicy hop aroma, with malt flavours both biscuity and toasty.

Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried15 Mar 2017
McGargleAcceptable16 May 2013 Not to my taste. Dry and grainy. Limited evidence of hopping.
RayNot Tried28 Mar 2013
McGargleNot Tried28 Feb 2013 Didn't bother.
McGargleAcceptable31 Jan 2013 Competent (just). See earlier comments.
McGargleAcceptable19 Dec 2012 No pump clip - some flint, some light hopping limited body.
McGargleAcceptable27 Sep 2012 Tired. Darker and more malty than I remember. Maybe 2.5* really.
McGargleNot Tried31 Oct 2010

Nether Abbey Hotel, North Berwick, East Lothian

HSBNot Tried26 Nov 2015

Village Inn, Milnathort, Perthshire and Kinross

Nick WillisGood03 May 2014

The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried13 Jan 2014
McGarglePoor20 Aug 2010 Little aroma. Thin with metallic hints mid-mouth. Unpleasant, slightly astringent finish. CBoB Bronze Award? Not on this form.
McGargleNot Tried08 Apr 2010
RayNot Tried20 Sep 2009

Old Blackfriars, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried21 Nov 2013

Newton Arms, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire

RayNot Tried15 Jun 2013

The Grill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried21 Feb 2013

The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewNot Tried16 Nov 2012

The Society Rooms, Maidstone, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried21 Oct 2012
EddieExceptional21 Oct 2012 Lovely ale this light and at a good strength for a nice good session :)
EddieExceptional02 Oct 2012 Stunning example of this light session ale displaying wonderful floral notes :)
AlenomoreNot Tried30 Sep 2012
AlenomoreGood15 Sep 2012
EddieExcellent15 Sep 2012 Nice light bitter with great dry notes bursting with flavour for an ale of this strength :)
IanNot Tried19 Mar 2005

The Six Templars, Hertford, Hertfordshire

Philip PirripAcceptable08 Oct 2012 Hazy and tasted metallic. Priced as a premium guest!

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Not Tried04 Oct 2012
oz11Not Tried28 Sep 2012 Still on, now labelled as having "strong citrus bite". Fortunately my nemesis from yesterday was not to be seen.
oz11Undrinkable27 Sep 2012 Horribly sour and clearly off. Was changed after an exchange with the shift leader, but the replacement was slammed down in front of me so it wasn't just the beer that left an unpleasant taste. Complaint fired off to JDW for their comments. Addendum: JDW wrote back and apologised sincerely and passed my comments onto the Area Manager.

The Eight Bells, Dover, Kent

HSBGood20 Sep 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Sep 2012

Smarden's 12th Beer Festival 2012, Smarden, Kent

WittendenNot Tried03 Aug 2012

The Archibald Simpson, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleAcceptable19 Jul 2012 Marginal 3*. Too much diacetyle and crystal malt.
McGargleGood17 Feb 2011 Much better than recent samples. Light hoppiness in the mouth with pleasantly bitter finish.

The Pineapple, Kentish Town, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Jun 2012

The Talbot, Brockley, Greater London

Stephen HarrisGood22 Mar 2012 Golden in colour with fruity malt and bitter hops.

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

PedroNot Tried21 Oct 2011
DosserGood20 Oct 2011
PedroNot Tried11 Apr 2011
DosserNot Tried09 Apr 2011
PedroNot Tried08 Apr 2011
DosserNot Tried14 Mar 2011
PedroNot Tried11 Mar 2011

St Machar Bar, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleGood06 Sep 2011 Lightly hopped with good bitterness and a sharp finish.

The Rising Sun, Twitton, Kent

PedroExcellent19 Aug 2011

The Golden Lion Hotel, Rochester, Kent

PedroExcellent05 Mar 2011

Fourmile House, Kingswells, Aberdeenshire

McGargleAcceptable16 Nov 2010 Pleasant but nondescript.

Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar), Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

RayNot Tried25 Aug 2010
RayPoor12 May 2010 Floral aromas carried through to the first taste which became sharper. Thin, almost watery, mouthfeel and dry, astringent finish.

Wheatsheaf Inn, Falkirk, Falkirk

CharlesExcellent03 Aug 2009

The Yew Tree Inn, Barfrestone, Kent

AndrewExcellent08 Nov 2005 Amber in colour with an aggresively bitter marmalade taste
AndrewNot Tried05 Nov 2005

Ashford Rugby Club Beer Festival 2005, Ashford, Kent

IanNot Tried04 Sep 2005

Doctor Duncan's, Liverpool, Merseyside

IanAcceptable02 Mar 2005 Light brown, hoppy malty nose, smooth in mouth, hoppy bitter finish

Orkney (Sinclair) Raven Ale

3.80% ABV.

We have tried this beer 26 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Acceptable to Good.

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