Brewed by Arran
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Isle of Arran, Strathclyde, Scotland


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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Available in 500ml pasteurised and filtered bottle. Also available in 330ml bottles as "ab Blonde" .
"Nose: Floral hop and new mown grass aroma.
Palate: Citric fruit with a well balanced finish with good hop character.
Comments: A pale golden beer, clear tasting in a continental style."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (1203) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 6, 2015
Aroma: Medium sweetness, caramel. Medium hops, floral, berries. Appearance: Hazy, burnt gold body. Medium, off-white head. Good retention. Flavour: Medium-low malty, bready. Light bitterness, light sweetness. Medium-light hops, berries, oranges. Dry finish with lingering hops (grassy), light bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation, smooth. Overall: Easy drinking, good flavours and aromas. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cokemonkey11 (457) - - MAR 27, 2015
Brown bottle, Edinburgh. Pours medium-pale amber with a light head, subsiding quickly. Scent is rather mild, with light malt notes. Taste is medium sweet and medium pale ale - good, satisfying. Palette ends with a pleasant dryness. A bit sticky but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (5043) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - amber with some head which dissipates fairly quickly. Nose - honeyed malt even caramel. Taste - toffee and biscuit. Caramel on the end. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a finish that is a little too sweet unfortunately. Overall - drinkable initially but a bit cloying after a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle at the B&B. Pours clear golden, nose is floral, toffee, taste is dry toffee, sweet, light and fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Clear plain gold. Low patchy white top. Dry, light doughy malt aroma. Earthy hop notes with hint of citrus fruits. Dryish, fairly crisp malt body. Medium full, with soft pale malts and a mild fruity and earthy hop bitterness. Goes well down. [Bottle at the "MV Caledonian Isles" ferry, 30.08.13]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1043) - SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Pale golden beer with a thin bubbly head. Smells of grass and lemon. Taste is sweet, tangy citrus and a slightly drier finish. Unspectacular but tasty. Could probably have gone being a bit colder than I had it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2742) - NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
Dark golden. Good off-white head and lacing. Bitter aroma and taste of grape fruit and orange marmelade. Creamy mouthfeel. Refreshing and balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (4710) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
Flaske delt med importør Ovesen: flott skum med varighet, gylden. Myk karbonering som gir en kremet munnfølelse. Fin, lett citrus (sitron og appelsin) i aroma og smak. Behagelig og ganske mild bitterhet i ettersmaken.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Godfather50 (177) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Left at my wife’s 50th birthday party bŷ Jo Gavigan. This top selling independent ale is intriguing. Described as blonde noone quite knows what ingredients are used - including the brewer! I emailed their sales team to ask and got no reply. It’s rumoured to use wheat? Anyway, little nose and soapy mouthfeel lead to a well balanced refreshing beer of no character. Nevertheless I liked it and was thankful that I hadn’t paid for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DroolYeast (943) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle in the wild. Fresh hops with citra, some candy/honey. A little yeast. Clear golden with great white head. Small head lasting. Little sour taste, light bitterness, light sweetness. Finish is a little dry, not much. Soapy texture. Light carbonation.

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