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Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 690   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasmusOtt (1519) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 Pours light golden with off white head. Aroma of fruity yeast, bread, passionfruit, hops and grass. Taste is bitter and sweet with light caramel, citrus, yeast, a little malt profile and some hops at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2356) - NORWAY - JAN 28, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2012 new rate 23.07.2012
Orange hazy, creamy white head. Smells of honey, tea, pine and some malts. Taste is medium sweet, quite woody. some honey as well. All in all better than the aroma. Medium to heavy bitter finish, pine and resins, some green tea. A quite drinkabe one, a bit too sweet maybe, the hops are really nice and the pine is very nice. A re-rate was really necessary here...

Original rated 28.01.2011 8-5-8-4-15 (4.0)
Bottle. Light Hazy golden with a thick white head. Smells of herbs and flowers. A nice balance between sweetness and bitter and the bitterness is pretty nice and long lasting. In Norway this is on of the better beers you can get in a normal supermarket

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2973) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle. Light orange with a bubly white head. Sharp citrus aroma with a tangy bitter finish. Lots of hops mixed with citrus fruit

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4040) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2011
Bottle at home. Light hazy golden with an off-white head, nice lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel) and hoppy (citrusy). Flavor moderate sweet, moderate+ bitter. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4643) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2011
330ml bottle from K-Supermarket Kamppi, Helsinki

Nicely hopped, but a bit light body. Still a pretty good beer for such a low ABV. Great sauna beer.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2011
Cask at The Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Pours a clear amber with a good white head, very smooth body with hoppy herbs and a longish aftertaste. Berries on the nose. Possibly passion fruit. Not bad. Very smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
Slightly hazy, warm golden beer with a white, creamy head. Inviting, fruity and quite hoppy scent with notes of citrus, grass and light caramel. There is aa slight malt sweetness in the mouth and a nice dry bitterness at the back of the tongue that’s very refreshning, with hints of resin, citrus and abricots. With a low ABV and a nice price (around 2 euros) this is a beer that I should always have in my fridge..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (13548) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, fruity and hoppy, peach and citrus. Medium sweet and a bit light bodied. Bitter and dry finish. 190111

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2592) - 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 (4894) - 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.


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