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


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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Godfather50 (187) - 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 (1058) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PeatyPete (932) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2014
Hazy golden colour with white head. Aroma floral hops and a bit yeasty. Taste okay but good have some more deepness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - APR 23, 2014
Clear golden color with a nice white head. Aroma is malty with hints of hops. Flavor is like aroma but with notes of corn and cereal. Soft to medium carbonation and light to medium body with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Dull and hazy, slightly yeasty aroma, slightly floral, honeyed notes and a somewhat dull pale malt character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HampshirePhil (240) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
500 ml bottle - clear, slight fizz with slight white head which is quick to disappear. Fruity aromas and lovely palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (2321) - PORTUGAL - DEC 12, 2013
Shared a 500ml bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a orange golden colour with a off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, malty and floral. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is light bitter, light sweet with a bitter a lightly dry finish. Overall, a nice beer but a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
teddybeer (3408) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head, good lasting. Aroma has floral notes with light citrus hints. Flavor is light malty with a mild bitterness. Almost watery final with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4756) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, Prestwick - clear golden amber, several bubbles, large foamy off-white head, floral, grassy aroma, intermittent lacing, sweet, citrusy, moderate to high carbonation, easy to drink

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Clear golden pour with very little head. Aromas, such as they are, are buttery, lightly floral, some generic fruitiness. Light sweetness, could do with more bitterness. OK.

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