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


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RATINGS: 223   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4159) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 13, 2011
Keg @ Red Squirrel. Hazy orange - copper colour, off-white head. Nose is fruity, grapefruit, caramel malts. Flavour is fruity, juicy, citrus and grapefruit. Really drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget, at home. May, 2011.
Pours clear pale yellow with an airy white head. Fresh aromas of citrus fruits and malts, bitter hops is also slightly noticable. The taste is malt forwarded with notes of caramel and crisp bread. Got a nice bitterness but overall it feels a bit watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2011
Explodes all over the kitchen floor with an unmistakeable waft of Brett- not what I was expecting. Pours murky orange with a fine, persistent white slick. Immediately Belgian-accented aroma with Orval-like lily notes, horse, gooseberry, wine gums, wild yeast. Tangy and yeasty with an attractive, spicy Bazooka chew character- Orval again. Floral hops, edgy yeast. Top stuff, and more than welcome after a week on the donkey beater.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (4043) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2011
33cl bottle from Systembolaget. Poured amber color with a nice lacing, steady white head. Very malty, dark fruity aroma. Flavor is malt, floral hops, and woody notes, especially towards finish. Nice brew indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2489) - 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 (3742) - 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 (1177) - 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 (2789) - 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 (4804) - 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.

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