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


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RATINGS: 243   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 15/20
mr_h (4755) - 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 (7879) - 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 (7850) - 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 (6719) - 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 (2799) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (5420) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep golden body with a small white head. Aroma is peachy tones of hops and pine, with hints of syrup and apricot. Wonderfully fruity aroma which heightens my anticipations for the first sip. And I am not disappointed! Mellow grassy hop tones with oranges, loads of peaches and fruit-syrupy sweetness balanced finely throughout the smooth palate and the layers of hop. Hints of flowers. A very, very nice Scottish surprise; this is a hidden gem IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 17, 2011
Golden blonde with floral, caramel and lemon notes in the aroma. Quite pithy but also sweet with an unplacable but not unpleasant vegetal note near the finish, which is also quite sherbety.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle 33o ml from Le Tonneau Verre - Yverdon (CH). Beer coulour of fire, cream and fleeting foam. Very aromatic malt and hops. The taste is bittersweet, at first toffy then dominant of hops. Tasted cool. Not very complex but notes of toffy, citrus and grass. Milder as it warms, refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2421) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget Sweden. short beige head. Light clowdy amber color. Small piny aroma with hard roasted cara malt. The caramell is present in the taste with a clean bitterness. Not much sweetness and a finebody for a pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (4184) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2011
26-NOV-2011, bottle @home, courtesy of Henrik. Cloudy orange, low beige head. Fruity, ripe fruits. Hoppy but more in an english fruity way rather than in a very bitter way. A bit flat. Fine sweet IPA:

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