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Arran Blonde (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Regular.
Delicate floral hop aroma. A subtle, well balanced finish with good character. A pale golden beer, clear tasting, in a continental style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
Poured clear golden with small white froth. Aroma of soft malt and light citrus. Light body, flavour is moderately bitter sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Where and how: Cask days 2013
Aromatad peppery, with hinted peach, soft malts behind.
Appearance :
Top: lighter rocky off-white top, sparse lace.
Base: hazy amber.
Palate : mild, mellow with lighter carbonation.
Taste:easy going, approachable but not overly complex. Malty with slight hop on top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
2013-10-20. Hazy dark yellow body with a small white head. Aroma is mild, lightly fruity, pale malt. Flavour is mildly bitter, lightly grassy and lemony, mild fruit lingering lemon and grass in the finish. Average to light bodied palate, light carbonation. Enjoyable but a bit mild overall. Just okay. Session 3, Cask Days 2013, Toronto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (1895) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 4, 2013
Cask @ JDW Elgin [260213]
Golden amber, clear, fairly dense white head, some lacing
Aroma of mellow citrus hops, hint of lemon, touch of floral hops
Taste of soft citrus hops, soft pale fruits, dab of lemon, light pale caramel malts, quite decent
Palate - thin to medium body. Finish of light bitter citrus hop,, soft light sweet caramel malt, little dry cereal
Overall - Best of the Arran beers I’ve tried - quite OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012. Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is malty, floral, wooden, herbal and mildly grassy. Flavour is caramel, toffee, some sweet floral and grassy notes. Balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (2117) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2012
On tap @ Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh. Pours golden with a decent head. The nose has pale malt, some honey and just a hint of fruit, perhaps apples. The taste has more of the same but the malt is definitely more prominent. The palate has a medium body and texture with a not quite clean finish. Overall, decent but not worth getting another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2437) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Cask by handpump at Callum’s Bar, Johnstone on 6 Jan 12 - lovely mild citrus aroma, pours deed gold with a moderate white head and moderate carbonation, taste is citrus, but well balanced, slightly oily feel, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2011
First tasted this in the Ormidale Hotel, Brodick in July 2000. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear straw in colour with a thick foam white head. Zesty lemon in the long aroma. Refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Pale malt base delivers a fruity lemon rind and gooseberry flavours. Floral dusty hops in the bitter aftertaste compliment the malt well. Citric notes return with lime in the finish. An excellent summer session ale and reminds me of a thick Harviestoun Schiehallion. Excellent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2011
On cask at the Wineport, Arran. Pours a blonde colour with a decent white head. Caramel and yeasty aromas. Flavours of caramel malt, some wheat and a nice, lingering hop finish. Quite bitter and also dry. Slightly prefer this in bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (2958) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2011 Cask @ The Pot Still. Floral fruity aroma. Clear golden colour. Complex aromatic fruity flavour. Smooth. Much better than bottle version.

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