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Black Isle Goldeneye Pale Ale

Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Munlochy, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland


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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
A true pale ale. The full body and rich gold colour comes from a blend of wheat, pale ale and crystal malts. It’s floral and lime citrus nose is created by the extensive use of carefully selected New World aroma hops. The final stage of dry hopping then produces a rich berry flavour for a big refreshing, satisfying brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bubeer (346) - - OCT 23, 2016
Hazy deep gold. Medium head, high retention. Aroma intensity 3.5/5. Cut grass and flowers aroma, notes of melon and bread. Medium bitter. Light body... sort of

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (772) - - OCT 4, 2016
Bottle from Planet Organic. Orange gold colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel and honey. Taste has some honey sweetness and some notes of hay and grass. Some hop flavour at the finish. A liitle bland, but some quite nice subtle flavours and a good balance and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1655) - HONG KONG - JUL 15, 2016

330 ml bottle bought at Food Wise in Shek Wui Hui, Sheung Shui.

Looks: Clear amber golden colour; Less than one quarter finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 15 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing and active slight carbonation.

Aroma: Quite fragrant Ale malt, with grapefruits flesh and peels, light tropical fruits, honey, floral, caramel, sugar, biscuits, lemon and light grass.

Taste: Close to medium sweet Ale malt, with strong caramel, strong floral, orange, citrus peels, strong molasses, earth, dry biscuits, lemon, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Mid to light body. Very slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Very good Ale maltyness in a slightly thinned but smooth background. Strong astringent grassy hops up front with lingering orange and grapefruits, followed by strong caramel and floral. Nice strong sweetness. Earthy biscuity with lemon to round. Nice!

Hoppiness: Grapefruit flesh and peels, tropical fruits, floral, lemon and light grass in nose. Strong floral, orange, citrus peels, earth, lemon and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness is very strong for a lasting, strong astringent bitter sweet malty finish.

After Taste: Dry. Citrusy and strong bitter to mouth. Comments: This is a solid Golden Ale with rich maltyness, fair dry-hopped fruity aroma, good caramel taste with a big citrusy hoppiness which balanced the sweetness nicely. A pretty good Summer thirst quencher!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Berra (33) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Golden Eye var ett passande namn, då utseendet på ölen tilltalade mig men sin gyllene färg. Lite kort i doft dock. En öl jag kommer att dricka igen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wyldeturkey101 (89) - - JUN 7, 2016
Pours amber with an off white, thin head. Has a slight nutty aroma. Taste has hints of caramel and chocolate nothing over powered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (2069) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2016
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear amber, creamy off-white head, good lacing. Caramel and roasted barley aroma, hazelnut, hay and grass. Smooth mouthfeel, mildly carbonated. Sweet caramel flavor up front, coffee, chocolate, earthy hops, nutty notes, grass. Mild floral bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blastomorpha (81) - - JUN 4, 2016
At first it looks like more orange, but the colour is clearer at light, gold definitely, with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet, dominated by citrus and floreal notes. I read a lot of reviews speaking of peaches, but I think there’s something like tropical fruits in it, and caramel also. Very inviting. I was read for very hoppy and bitter first sip, but it was way softer than expected. In mouth the beer keeps all the features that tickled the nose, even enhanced by a quick medium-heavy bitter finish, like a little friendly slap on your cheeks. Body is light and carbonation quite soft. So refreshing, it’s very difficult to stop drinking. This beer could go down with a single sip! I really didn’t see it coming, but I loved this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jampura (110) - FINLAND - APR 8, 2016
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Vetinen kokemus. Ei erityistä etu-, keski- tai jälkimakua, no mitä nyt palealesta ei löytyis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hartoloni (211) - - MAR 31, 2016
Pours cloudy amber with light off white head. Aroma of hops, hint of rose. Taste slightly bitter hops, orange peel all with a hint of malt. Pleasant on the palate. Nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (2949) - SPAIN - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, España. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Cereal, citrusy / Cereal, citrico.

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