jamesie1857 (1094) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/2/12 - 500ml bottle. Refreshing blonde, but a little thin on the body. Would recommend as a summer drink.
BlackHaddock (2887) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
April 2010: Wasn’t too sure what to expect from this 500ml brown bottle of ’Blonde’.
I poured the beer (in three instalments) into my Veltins Pilsner stemmed tulip glass. The beer was a clear golden blonde, a slightly deeper gold than a typical lager, but with the same sort of pure white head.
The smell was of hops, as was the main taste and it was obvious from the first sip and smell it wasn’t a lager based beer, but an ale of some sort. The malted wheat gave the beer a flowery feel and a floral flavour, very summery.
The bottle asked for the beer to be served chilled, it was. All in all a pleasant beer.
wimpyjoe (2263) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
True blonde ale with great texture and excellent taste to match. Looks good too.
foxo82 (596) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Co-op, Syston. Blonde - yes - and cloudy with a thin, patchy head. Aroma of strong hops and grapefruit. Bittersweet fruity taste giving way to hops and mild bitterness. Medium finish - bitterness doesn’t linger too long. Excellent ale.
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - caramel malt with lemon citrus
A - light gold with thin white head
T - light sour with citrus bitter
P - thin with soft carbonation
O - hohum...
esox (905) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden colour, thin white head. Sweet and grassy/herbal hop aroma with yeasty fruitiness (apricot). Some wheaty notes. Dryish taste, slightly toasty pale malt and round wheat, medium biterness. Slightly nutty and herbal finish. Medium body, slightly oily texture. Slightly dull but drinkable pale ale.
flying_pig (757) - SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow with bubbly white head that reduces to leave a pinky sized head lacing.
Sweet smelling ale, some good floral, grassy hops & a fair bit of citrus; it has a nice, summer like feel to it although it was a little basic.
A citrus hops flavour & a nice floral, summery taste to begin with. Followed by a mix of citrus & some spice along with some bubblegum.
Smooth & crisp for the most past with a slightly dry finish. The body is medium and overall the beers drinkabilty is quite good.
Quite a nice one that went down easily & was fairly enjoyable; I feel that this is a good example of the style.
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wlajwl (3322) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Absolutely no head to it at all, possibly this is an old sample. The flavor is relatively hoppy and slightly rubbery. Again, this might be an old sample but all of the Arran ales seem to be rubbery in flavor, although not taking completely away from the flavor due to it usually being rather minor.
Brandman (1751) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden body, white head. Fruity esters, very nice citrus, grassy hops and ennough malt to hold it together. Smooth and well balanced.
Scopey (4600) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from CO-OP. It pours golden yellow, with a thin foamy white head. The nose is grass, lemon, dough and metal. The taste is sweet malt, lemon, tangy lime, grass, white sugar, white bread and hay, with a light bitter finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and decent balance. Not bad.