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


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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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."

JohnCook101's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnCook101 (528) - - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CroccyLc (10) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2016
500ml bottle from Tesco. Initial tastes of light malt and tangy sourness, followed by a pleasant hoppy sweetness that blankets the tongue. Feels a bit oily at the front of the mouth.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bbertels (307) - NORWAY - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle. Bought at Tesco, St. Andrews. Well a blonde is a blonde and when it is a Premium variety it goes without saying that there is not much of a punch. Drinkable and OK and not too watery but lacks a bit of spark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (6565) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2015
Clear golden color with a fine white head. Mellow fruity, floral, mild citric and herbal. Medium body and a fine carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Fresh nice thirst quencher.
[Bottle at The Brewery]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jann3 (258) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2015
Pours slightly hazy golden with a small head. Aroma is malty with notes of honey and vanilla. Taste is sweetish with malty and fruity notes. Moderate bitterness at the finish but the sweetness is dominating. (500ml bottle, bb 30 sep 2016)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1575) - USA - SEP 2, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought as gift by parents. Enjoyable hoppy blonde ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2015
Bottled. Hazy golden, minimal head. Fruity grassy nose. Mid dry with light-medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Fresh and mildly hoppy, creamy and gentle. Mid bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
aleksander9 (1207) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2015
Golden with white head. Malt, floral and crisp. Sweet, citrus and watery finish. Overall: nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nihtila (2618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Pours clear golden. Nose is sweet malts, lots of floral notes, light vanilla, honey. Tastes honey malts, light fruits, grain, floral.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrJamesMcEwan (201) - SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2015
* Bottle. Pours gold, hazy, with a white head. * Aroma is light fresh floral hop, fresh grass & grapefruit. * Palate is light bitter, slightly sour, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is medium sweet, citrus fruit, slight grass & honey. * Finish is sweet, slightly dry & refreshing. * Overall medium sweet, citrus fruit, slight grass & honey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (1150) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 6, 2015
Aroma: Medium sweetness, caramel. Medium hops, floral, berries. Appearance: Hazy, burnt gold body. Medium, off-white head. Good retention. Flavour: Medium-low malty, bready. Light bitterness, light sweetness. Medium-light hops, berries, oranges. Dry finish with lingering hops (grassy), light bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation, smooth. Overall: Easy drinking, good flavours and aromas. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!

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