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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle and keg, occasional
previously available cask conditioned
"You know you shouldn’t."
Ingredients: Maris Otter, Caramalt and Munich Malt; Motoeka (Belgian Saaz) and Amarillo hops.
A titillating, neurotic, peroxide, punk of a pale ale. Combining attitude, style substance and a little bit of low self esteem for good measure; what would your mother say?
The seductive lure of the sassy passion fruit hop proves too much to resist. All that is even before we get onto the fact that there are no additives preservatives, pasteurization or strings attached. All wrapped up with the customary Brewdog bite and imaginative twist.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2522) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2011
Five on five faultless in appearance. Big pillowy white head rises up and out the glass. Holds so well atop a sunny gold body that is awash with fine streaming bubbles. Grassy, fruity nose with notes of vine-clippings, rocket leaves, passionfruit, peach and pine needles, absurdly clean. Bright hops on the palate, a lot of passionfruit, sharp raspiness attacks the sides of the tongue with a big bitter peak on the swallow. Nice light body, very soft, very creamy mouthfeel, long, long bitterness in the throat as it heads south. Not much malt backbone, mildly dusty, earthy mid-palate, slightly floral, perfumy linger also. A little pine, not too much like the aggressively piney Hardcore IPA which didn’t work for me. I like it, subtle fruit sweetness balanced by a dry, dusty edge and heaving bitter, raw hop flavours, very nice. Brewdog’s back in my good books with this one! (33cL, batch 254, BB 27/08/11, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4756) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. The blonde tried to escape from the bottle so I had to rush to the glass. Pale blonde. Thin white lasting head. Soft grassy hop scent. Nice sessionable beer with lots of hops and solid malt. A good beer and as a bonus only 4.1%. Citrus, passion fruit (if they say so) and malt. Tastes like more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
Cloudy orange with a thick white head. Bold hop aroma with subtle yeast notes. It smells like an over hoped Belgian blonde. Nothing trashy about how this beer tastes. Very hopy with an excellent citrus bitterness that permeates the brew. Very drinkable. It tastes amazing. A Trashy blonde is exactly what I am looking for.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear golden yellow, medium-thick and highly presistent white head, very good lacing. Nose is mice funky hops, a combination of spiciness, and greenness, with a distinct peppercorn note that I really like. Underneath the hops is a clean, unassuming, apple-scented grain bill that works well, clean and inoffensive. Flavors were more bitter than anticipated, though that’s not a bad thing, some winter fruits, lots of funky bitterness, cedar, and spice. Very round and easy to drink, and at 4.1%, I think I’ll have another...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgiskOlklub (943) - Viby J, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
Clear golden body and a creamy white head with nice lacing. Aroma of nuts, caramel, citrus, grass and pine. Thin oily texture and a heavy bitter finish. The taste is light sweet and heavy bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoreMy (29) - Nesttun, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2011
Hun dufter fristende av blomster og humle. “Shall I compare thee to a summers day?”, som Shakesbeer (eller var det Shakespeare) sa. Hun har en fast og fin kropp der malten kommer klarere frem enn i lukten Noe som gjør henne frekk, men føyelig. Mot slutten blir hun imidlertid mindre føyelig, men passe bitter slik at du ikke helt føler deg ferdig, men kommer tilbake etter mer

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (8112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle from a friend, on January 14, 2011
Clear yellow color, big lasting white head. Fruity nice hoppy scent. Malty but too bitter (for me) taste. Medium mouthfeel, huge bitterness.
I need the bitterness to drop a lot for me to drink this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2011
[cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh] Probably the best BrewDog ‘session’ beer, although 5AM Saint runs it very close. Deep golden colour, good head from the cask pour – I know BrewDog embrace the keg, but it is tremendous on cask. Zesty fruit aromas from the hops, a nice initial bitterness before the fruit comes through on the palate. Dry bitter finish. People get hung up on styles, but I always consider this a pale ale due to the hop profile. Really drinkable, whichever category you choose to file it in [23092010]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden blonde color with a frothy white head. Aroma is quite hoppy but still has the traditional mild qualities of a british bitter, I also get some sweet and biscuity malt along wiht some citrus. Flavor is hoppy with some citric hops, orange zest, a strong malty backbone with some sweet and biscuity malts. The body is medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall a pretty good Bitter, that is more hoppy than the average British Bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Great beer. Aromas of flowers, pine, and a hint of caramel. Taste is bitter, with a dry finish, and long length. Palate is velvety, with a medium body. Orange, with a frothy head.


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