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


on tap

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RATINGS: 238   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (20755) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
27th January 2012
Bottle shared by the Kernel crew. Cheers guys! Clear amber beer, little white head. Light palate, a little dry and a little crisp. Lots of toffee caramel malt, ok balance of mild marmalade orange hops. Dry lagerish finish. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (4258) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle at home. Clear dark amber with an off-white ehad, nice lacings. Aroma medium malty (caramel) anh hoppy (flowery). Flavor medium sweet, light bitter. Medium body. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2708) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle from the Black Isle Brewery
Golden orange....clear...minimal white bubbly head
Aroma of hay... dry grassy hops....some spicy hops....golden malts
Taste of sweetish golden malts...grassy hay hops....some nutty tasting hops.....bit of light citrus hops underneath...lots of flavour here
Palate - Medium carb....texture a bit oily. Finish as main flavour with a lingering nutty-like grassy hop hay bitterness.
Overall - I think this beer is more hoppy than when I tried it a couple of years ago where there was more orangey sweet malts (as I remember). Should have tried it on keg when I was at the York Tap - I reckon it will be better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4273) - SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle 33 cl, tnx to Örjan. Pours clear maber with an off white head leaving small lacing. Aroma is very nice, malty, grassy, floral, hoppy, soapy a bit sweet and some caramel. Flavor much like aroma, very pleasant to drink, slightly acidy, nice bitterness and has some metallic taste, too. Finishes bitter and malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4261) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2012
330 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget and consumed on January 21. Pours amber with a small off-white head that leaves some trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is subtle, slightly sweet and fruity with grapefruit, lemon zest and mango. Taste is slightly sweet and refreshing with citrus fruits, some tropical fruits, caramel and bread. Finish is lightly sweet and slightly bitter with hints of grass and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4426) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2012
330ml bottle from Nina’s Mini Market, Edinburgh - pours clear deep golden with a floral and lemon aroma and a good off-white head, not sweet, but not really bitter either, pleasant drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (7394) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2012
Shared bottle at local tasting, thanks to Ivar. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of fruity hops. Taste is moderate sweet, dry and bitter end with some herbal and liquorice note. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7620) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2012
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm, 14 Jan 2012) Golden amber colour with brief, off-white head. Fruity nose with notes of citrus, apricots and floral hops. Fruity, hoppy taste with apricots, citrus, tropical fruit and a generous bitterness in a finish with floral hops. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Tasty, refreshing and quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6231) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle, unpasteurised, kindly shared by our beerpal Ivar. ABV is 5.6%. Orange to amber colour, low white head. Strong aroma of fruity hops. Distinct hoppy flavour, quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2557) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2012
Bärnstensfärgad öl som doftar mycket av karamell och bröd. Rent ljuvlig smak, som varar länge, av knäck, russin, aningen lakrits och med en högst trevlig beska. Nästan fantastisk faktiskt.

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