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


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnCook101 (419) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
Pale lager like in apperance. Little aroma initially, but fresh grass, sherbet lemons and orange peel emerged as it warmed. Taste is citric, biscuity, grassy. Quick, bitter finish. Refreshing. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (2119) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2012
Aroma: Floral aroma with a subtle buttery quality. Light metallic notes.

Appearance: Clear rose gold coloured body with a small white head that quickly fades. Medium carbonation. Slight lacing.

Taste: Grassy, citrussy and a little metallic. Quite plain, but it’s crisp and refreshing.

Palate: Thin body with a watery, oily mouthfeel. Lively carbonation fizz.

Overall: Pretty tasty, but there’s a lingering unpleasant metallic flavour. I prefer Arran’s Sunset to this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1741) - 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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1661) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (5832) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
True blonde ale with great texture and excellent taste to match. Looks good too.

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