Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Munlochy, Rosshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2031) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2011
Bärnstensfärgad, lågt skum. Härlig humledoft: blomsteräng, mineraler, jord. Den väcker vårkänslor hos mig. Smaken är rund och faktiskt lite fylligare än förväntat, lite järn, örtig beska, gräs, lite karamell och typiskt blommig brittisk humleprofil som jag är svag för. Riktigt bra till ett riktigt bra pris.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3239) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2011
UPDATED: APR 15, 2013 Tap @ Red Squirrel, Edinburgh & 330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Mild honey oaty malt aroma. Reddish amber brown colour, reasonable head. Sweet creamy resin malt flavour. Smooth with hoppy aftertaste. Unusual & quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esox (1034) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear copper beer, creamy and lacy head. Yeasty fruitiness (peach, raisins), light touch of herbal hops. Slightly caramelly and sweetish bready malt flavor, yeasty frutiness throughout. Some yeasty sourness and light, solvet-like off flavor in the finish. Soft carbonation, ligt to medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Defreni (2603) - Husum, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2011
Flaske: Orange let diset øl med et lille hvidt skumhoved. Duft af engelsk humle og en smule frugt. Smagen er frisk til at begynde med men bliver hurtigt en smule for cloying efterhånden som den engelske humle tager fuldstændig over. Drikbar men ikke rigtig god.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 1, 2011
Pint on handpump at the White Horse (Parsons Green, London). Big on the caramel, but a bit lacking on the hop I thought.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4799) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget, Charlottenberg as Black Isle Organic Goldeneye Pale Ale. Medium-sized, mostly diminshing, lacing blond head. Clear brownish-amber body. Smell of nutty and light honeyed malts. Also a note of floral and grassy hops. Quite flavorfull. Strong malt body, both sweet peppery and light sourish. Bold bitterness. Fruity and floral hops for flavoring. Full for a 5.6% ale. Slick in the mouth. Lingering bitterness in the finish. A good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10476) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishiin nghead. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy nice aroma. MOderate bitter slightly harsh flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget, Växjö C. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are flowers, caramel, notes of butter, malt and hops. Nice and pleasant with a semi bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grapefruitmoon (22) - SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2011
Light Amber in colour with frothy white head. Smooth with floral hoppy taste. Citrus aroma. Low carbonation and slight sweetness makes this a light drinkable beer, very nice indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1264) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2011
Rich malt aroma with a subdued and oddly enough, almost fresh caramel tone. Soft and sweet taste of caramel malt and fresh hops. A nice beer with a rather special flavor!

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