Harviestoun Orach Slie

Harviestoun Orach Slie

Rated 3.143 by BeerPals

Brewed by Harviestoun Brewery

Dollar, Clackmannan, United Kingdom

Style:  Lager

6% Alcohol by Volume

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Orach Slie (or “Golden Nectar”) is a variant of Schiehallion Craft Lager matured in casks from the multi-award-winning, family-owned Glenfarclas Distillery. In contrast to the punchy, dark Ola Dubhs aged in casks from the wild isles of Orkney, Orach Slie is a much lighter, easy-going beer that reflects the softer, sweeter malts of Glenfarclas which nestles in the rolling Speyside moors of Banffshire. Having trialled a variety of different beers, the brewers settled on a lightly-hopped, high-abv version of Schiehallion to perfectly complement the classic, honeyed-sherry malts of Glenfarclas. Orach Slie pours a light straw colour and immediately displays a delicate malty character on the nose. It has a surprisingly robust, chewy mouthfeel that belies its light appearance, coating the palate with gentle-sweetness which in turn gives way to a pleasantly-bitter, drying (and slightly tangy) finish.

ID: 59645 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 8 years ago

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Overall Rank29137
Overall Percentile45.5
Style Rank252 of 1066
Style Percentile76.4
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.250
Weighted Score3.143
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.9 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Taps hazy dark apricot with a frothy eggshell head. Pear, mango and a hint of peach dominate the aroma but let a bit of malt through. Flavor rolls bold woody, whisky and fruity tones across the palate. Awesome! Mouthfeel features firm body and fizz, leading up to a woody and fruity finish.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Clear pale yellow. Light barley aroma, light in taste. May be served bit too warm, did not spot too much of the barrel aging. Bit overprized I think. (Amsterdam 201511)

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Yellow colour pour without much head or lace. The aroma and flavour has whisky, fruit and a bold sweet malt background. Nice twist to a larger although I won't be buying again.

  • CYRENAICA 2418 reviews
    rated 2.9 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 6

    330ml bottle
    6.0% ABV
    Summerhill LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    May 11, 2015
    The beer pours a translucent light gold with a bubbly white head. The aroma is light fruits, grains, and alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is whiskey, with a backdrop of grains and hops. If I wanmted whiskey, I would have poured myself whiskey.....

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