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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


undercurrent25's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1582) - Barnton, Cheshire, - FEB 6, 2013
Pale, hoppy and refreshing, a very moreish beer with a nice mouthfeel and aroma, could drink this all night


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nihtila (1723) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrJamesMcEwan (147) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (966) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cokemonkey11 (181) - - MAR 27, 2015
Brown bottle, Edinburgh. Pours medium-pale amber with a light head, subsiding quickly. Scent is rather mild, with light malt notes. Taste is medium sweet and medium pale ale - good, satisfying. Palette ends with a pleasant dryness. A bit sticky but good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (3926) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - amber with some head which dissipates fairly quickly. Nose - honeyed malt even caramel. Taste - toffee and biscuit. Caramel on the end. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a finish that is a little too sweet unfortunately. Overall - drinkable initially but a bit cloying after a while.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6489) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle at the B&B. Pours clear golden, nose is floral, toffee, taste is dry toffee, sweet, light and fruity.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Clear plain gold. Low patchy white top. Dry, light doughy malt aroma. Earthy hop notes with hint of citrus fruits. Dryish, fairly crisp malt body. Medium full, with soft pale malts and a mild fruity and earthy hop bitterness. Goes well down. [Bottle at the "MV Caledonian Isles" ferry, 30.08.13]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (744) - SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Pale golden beer with a thin bubbly head. Smells of grass and lemon. Taste is sweet, tangy citrus and a slightly drier finish. Unspectacular but tasty. Could probably have gone being a bit colder than I had it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1789) - NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
Dark golden. Good off-white head and lacing. Bitter aroma and taste of grape fruit and orange marmelade. Creamy mouthfeel. Refreshing and balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (3541) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
Flaske delt med importør Ovesen: flott skum med varighet, gylden. Myk karbonering som gir en kremet munnfølelse. Fin, lett citrus (sitron og appelsin) i aroma og smak. Behagelig og ganske mild bitterhet i ettersmaken.


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