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

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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dongregers (6) - - FEB 5, 2012
Very fruity aroma. Quite bitter taste. Fresh and hoppy. Overall another nice beer from brew dog


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (409) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 8, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Fruity aroma with an unpleasant overtone. Bitter finish. Dear me, what has happened to this beer? Used to be one of my favourites in cask and even the bottles were good. Major disappointment.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopmaestro (157) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2014
Nothing really wrong with this one, but nothing really great either. Pretty boring aroma with laidback fruityness and malts. The taste lingers on the lower side of hops and theres a pretty thin malty backbone. Mid-bitter ending.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
graham_murphy (322) - - OCT 27, 2014
Simple enough. Plenty of citrus and grassy notes from the hops. Mild carbonation. Neither sweet nor overly bitter. Not sure I’d call it a pale ale - somewhere between a lager and a saison for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours pale golden, nose is floral, toffee, taste is similar.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1289) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
330ml bottle from Brewdog online store. Clear pale yellow straw colour, white foam head leaving lacing and hoppy fruity aroma. Malty taste with citrus zest, hoppy notes, dry bitterness, Light bodied, watery mouth feel, soft carbonation, and a sweetish strawy lingering bitter finish. Quite drinkable

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grubypawel (56) - - SEP 27, 2014
A light hoppy aroma and a rather boring taste with medium bitter finish. Average carbonation. Hazy golden with a nice head, good lacing. A good bottle to offer to friends as it won’t offer many surprises.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2014
One of Brewdog’s more ’ordinary’ beers, with thick white head and golden blonde colour with greenish hue. Pale malty aroma, buttermilk (diacetyl), grassy hops, apple. Light, malt sweetish aroma, a bit lager-like, apple, lots of diacetyl resulting in a smooth and creamy mouthfeel, grassy hop bitterishness in the finish. What a difference compared with their anarchistic experiments - but very well made.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1346) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
Heldere citroengele kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt niet zoveel, beetje hop, beetje pilsachtig. Smaakt bitterzoet, citrus, hop. Verfrissend.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zodiac (34) - - AUG 23, 2014
As I am not really a hoppy guy this would be my favorite BrewDog beer... Refreshing, simple yet reach, with beautiful aroma. A beer you can enjoy having only one and having 10 as well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrJoller (74) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2014
Pour is hazy deep golden. Aroma is resin, pine, taste is full and complex a-la brewdog hopping. Malt sweetness is balanced and overall cereal character is somewhat present. Sharp bitter in the end.


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