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

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular. Also available filtered in bottle.
A golden, straw coloured bitter, brewed with Cascade hops adding a flinty, grapefruit aroma that is deliciously refreshing.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5317) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle (50 cl) from systembolaget.Clear deep golden, medium white head. Earty malt aroma with some nuttiness, and floral an slightly citric hops. Light to medium bodied. Semi-dry with a nice bitterness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (2317) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2012 Im told a new recipe! Lovely balance! Previous rating 7+4+7+4+16=3.8 50cl bottle. Pours an amber colour with steady bubbles and a good head. The nose has pine and some hay. The taste is of pale malt and hay and there is a pine and nettle finish. The palate has medium structure, a creamy texture and a refreshing finish. Overall, this is quite a stunning session ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3172) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2013 Cask @ The Cask & Barrel, Edinburgh & bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy golden amber colour with a good head. Resin biscuit malt aroma. Dry biscuit, citrus & tropical fruit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. decent blonde beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blairgus (2551) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2011 pale yellow, clear w/ steady bubbles nice, sweet, floral hop aroma med/full body and slightly fizzy has an earthy/dusty taste that dominates it is very malty but it has an odd (hop im assuming) dry and leafy flavour im not a fan

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gdubya (3) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2011 does not count
average carbonation, creamy, slick feel, medium body, light sweetness, golden appearance. Nice!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
@ Dagda Bar. Amber, bright. The aroma is very toasty. Soft body with some caramel and a light honeyish toastiness. Competent beer, but boring.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
@ Dagda, Edinburgh. Thankfully not over-sparkled. Clear amber with stable head. Brisk herbal hops in the subtle aroma. Some toffee. Nutty, sweet palate. The flavors are toffee, bland brown bread, sweet with no discernible hop character. Is boring as hell.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3130) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle at Aviemore YH. Pours a clearish golden with a white head. Sweet with heavy aromas of citric hops. Also some malt aromas. Tiny hints of metals towards the end. Medium to high carbonation. Medium bodied. Long, quite bitter finish with more hops aromas. Hints of diacetyl in the very late finish?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3528) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2010
bottle from the Morag hostel bar in St. Augustus - Pours hazy yellow with a big, fluffy white head. It has an aroma of mild bready malt and grapefruit accented hops. The flavor is of mild hops, grapefruit, and bread, and is fairly sweet. Its okay but the body is a little light and it could use more hop character.

0.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
hophop (27) - SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2010
Another terrible example from this ramshackle brewery. Id heard theyd made some progress but this was another disaster. Hazy golden colour, gassy head that collapsed immediately and screaming diacetl nose. Flavour dominated by diacetyl obscuring any hop character. Two mouthfulls then down the drain Im afraid.


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