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

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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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."


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5390) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Light bread aroma, light malt, and floral hops. Decent light sweet malt front with some good floral hops on the back side. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice drinker

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Filipbeer (115) - - AUG 26, 2013
Golden beer with white and not very long head. Very nice and curious: orange and chocolate aroma. Also some hoppy and spicy notes. In mouth light flavor (orange peel), medium body, bitter taste and dry finish. Low carbonation. Quite nice beer despite a too light flavor. Amazing aroma. Filip

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tide (2085) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle from supermarket. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, grass, floral hops and caramel. Bitter finish with citrus and toast. Decent blonde ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5606) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear medium amber with a broken white head. The aroma is malty with a little yeast. The flavour is medium bitter, little creamy and with a zesty hoppy palate. A nice refreshing ale. Perfect for the summer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Weefannybaws (124) - Barrhead, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours an inviting light golden colour, with good frothy head. Malt aroma and taste with bitter citrus aftertaste. At 5%, it’s far stronger than it tastes. Perfect accompaniment to nuts and crisps.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Graham77 (282) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 Biscuity malt and slightly bitter hops, this is the best of the Arran offerings I have had tonight. Quite refreshing. Poor head retention.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (827) - SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2013
Golden colour with floral and friut aroma complex in flavour with malt backbone complimented by fruit and hop flavours smooth and easy drinking with refreshing qualities

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
Pale, hoppy and refreshing, a very moreish beer with a nice mouthfeel and aroma, could drink this all night

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unstablefable (227) - SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2013
Pours translucent gold with a decent head, aroma is floral, grassy little bit of citrus. Taste is biscuit with citrus and metal,. Crisp, refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnCook101 (394) - - DEC 26, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours clear golden with a good head. Floral and slightly metallic aroma. Dry honey flavours with mild to moderate malt and moderate hops. Light metallic tints also, followed by a medium bitter finish. Not too strong in any area and lacks a little punch but otherwise well balanced and smooth. I’d quite happily drink a few of these.


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