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Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Premium Lager
Munlochy, Rosshire, Scotland
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A premium quality continental style lager beer made with Hersbrucker and Hallertau hops. Pale yellow, with a light biscuit palate and a fresh grassy aroma.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7025) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2012
500 ml bottle. 4.5%. Lot #136. BBE 03/13. (Prisma) Tampere, Finland. Cloudy golden colour with small to average sized greyish white head. Piney and citrusy hops and malt in aroma. Flavour is mildly citrusy and grassy hoppy and balancing malty. Mild bitterness. Quite alright. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9110) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle on the train from Edinburgh - 08/12/12. Lightly hazed mid blonde with a thin white head that retains well. Nose is pale malt, light hops, touch of honey, citrus notes. Taste comprises light floral notes, touch of caramel, honey, hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. Average.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9405) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2012
500ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki) at 4.5%
Initially quite a nice grainy aroma, reminds me of some of the Lithuanian micro lagers (some of which also have some hybrid aspects). Later it gains some honey. In the mouth, it’s got even more more ale-like aspects, though still more lagery, the retronasals are packed with floral and perfumey aspects, but with a fair estery component too. It’s a slightly thin palate, but not quite watery, there’s enough to make it smooth, even though there’s quite lively carbonation - gives you quite a tingle, about which see later. The taste is fairly simple, it’s a very good tasty organic light graininess, a touch husky, some wooliness, a little earthy and yeasty too. The finish has a very nice biting bitter tingly finish. I swirled some carbonation out, and the tingle from the hops remains there just as clearly. Nice fresh hops, but alas a little thin. With the fullness of the body, I think I’d call this a Bohemian Pilsner, if I had to categorise this on RB; however, the ale aspects are enough that I could happily call this a hybrid. Very good for a lager, but still a touch watery than thin. I wonder if the 5% version’s got more balls?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4017) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle 50cl, a clear yellow beer with medium head. Nose is low, aroma is on grass, almond and even massepin aromatic hops. Medium body, finish has a clean bitter finish with light orange and almond round hops. Pleasant and drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
agibney (6) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2012 does not count
Really enjoyed this beer. Really fresh taste, great aftertaste. Wish I had bought more than one.caramel, grass. Lovely bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrouthyNeebor (10) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2012
Aroma of fresh cut grass and distinct caramel. Beautiful straw gold with lasting thin white head. Generous lacing. At first sweetish then the complexity develops. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel with average carbonation and a very long lasting delicious bitter finish. Superb lager and one of my current favorites (and it has the kudos of being organic too!)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1240) - SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2012
Dewy grass and hop nose pop out of a thin bubble infused head atop a dusty lager body. Lemony squeeze on the initial taste with a stilted almost red onion bite on the palate before the neatly carbonated mouthfeel evens out to a peanut grease linger on the finish for just long enough, before the next enviable sip.

A very quaffable pint, thankfully very popular in many of Edinburgh’s mid-market pubs off keg these days - an excellent alternative to almost any lager on a bar’s roster on keg. Nobles Black Isle Total Tap Takeover - Keg, Nobles Café Bar, Edinburgh

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3033) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty - lightly grainy and sweetish aroma, some floral fruitiness and light toffee, light grassy - herbal hoppyness. Medium, malty - lightly grainy and sweetish flavor, light floral fruitiness, light toffee and light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish, light fruitiness and light toffee, light grassy - herbal hoppyness. OK fruity lager with herbal hoppyness - could be drier (and have less toffee).

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5545) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2012
33cl, at 4.5%Vol, organic Scottish brew, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, not complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly floral, not balanced, clear, small head, nothing special

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (6275) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2012
50 cl bottle. BBE 03/2013.
Pours slightly hazy golden color with a large frothy head. Aroma of grass, grain, mild fruits, herbal notes and distant honey hints. Flavor of grass, mild caramel, citrus fruits, grain and some toffee. A bit stinging bitter palate with a fruity dry finish.
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