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Arran Blonde (Cask)

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

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Delicate floral hop aroma. A subtle, well balanced finish with good character. A pale golden beer, clear tasting, in a continental style.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Weefannybaws (94) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Pint in The Bull Inn, Paisley. Pours a delicious light amber. Floral, hop aromas. Bitter taste with lingering citrus aftertaste. Perfect accompaniment to crisps or nuts.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3432) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Cask at the White Lady jdw. Pours clear pale gold, thick white head. Not much on the nose, light fruit. Taste is light malt-sweet, bit thin. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mighty_meadow (207) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Nice, straw coloured. Hazy after pouring but clears quickly. Malty, smooth, peachy. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3980) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Cask @ White LIon, Heptonstall. Clear gold with a smooth texture and a small creamy head. Has a floral aroma and taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5315) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
Cask (Centurion, Newcastle) - Golden in colour. Biscuity malt, lemon and a hint of tea in the aroma. Lemon, grapefruit and a faint hint of peach can be detected in the taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3405) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6495) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7894) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2104) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20395) - 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.


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