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

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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."


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1693) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2012
Beers of the world map from gbeye.com lists this beer. Medium yellow with a light orange tint and a thin diminishing white soapy head. Smells of malt, toasted, peach and a light grassy hoppy citrus. Medium creamy body no carbonation. Sweet taste of fruity peach, nut, malt and a light grass citrus hop dry ending with some lingering yeast or coriander. Very smooth and super easy to drink. Nice

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2012
Balanced enough. Aroma is clean and lemony, malty taste, very drinkable, some bitterness, floral notes. Superbly quaffable. Very summery.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - SEP 2, 2012
balanced ale which is light and fresh whilst maintaining depth of flavour. Lemon sherbet fresh citrus top notes, deep hoppy malt that somehow reflects summer time warmth underneath. Very, very quaffable. Slips down too easy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1477) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2012
8/2/12 - 500ml bottle. Refreshing blonde, but a little thin on the body. Would recommend as a summer drink.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4124) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
True blonde ale with great texture and excellent taste to match. Looks good too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (709) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2012
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
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...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esox (1110) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2011
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (996) - SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle (500ml):
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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