Brewed by Broughton
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Biggar, Scotland


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle; Pasteurised.
This exceptional ale is brewed to the exacting standards required by Soil Association Certification Ltd. of the United Kingdom. Organic malt from the UK and organically grown New Zealand hops are blended with pure water from the Scottish Border hills.
The end result is a light golden coloured beer full of flavour and aroma.
Major ingredients are:-
Organically grown Pale Ale Malt. Hops used are organically grown English grown organic First Gold and New Zealand grown Pacific Gem.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle from Tesco
Dark amber...frothy white head..clear.....reasonable lacing
Aroma - rich golden malts...lots of sweetish malts...honey..bit of dough...slight buttery light caramel...slight hint of hops
Taste - Lots of golden malts...some light fruits...alcohol noticeable...honey....background of light earthy bitter hops...slight buttery caramel.....not fond of the malts at all here
Palate - soft carb....medium body..oily texture. Finish as main flavour...cloying sweet golden malts..honey...alcohol...bit metallic.
Overall - Cloying sweet malts...not much hops....alcohol noticeable......did not enjoy this...not my cup of tea

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jvhemert (379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2012
AROMA: bread, hay, barnyard, dough APPEARANCE: golden, clear, head frothy white then quickly minimal TASTE: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, not balanced well PALATE: medium body, sticky, lively, long mildly bitter aftertaste OVERALL: not bad, but the sweetness does not match well with the bitterness, refreshing at first, but with a lingering sweet sticky taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2878) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Golden pour with a white head. Pear and pineapple aroma. Fruity nose. Fruity-hop kick. Pear and yellow melon flavour. Crisp, fruity finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (12712) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle from Tesco Danestone in Aberdeen. It pours clear golden yellow with a medium foamy white head and low to moderate carbonation. The nose is sweet malt, straw, hay and a hint of citrus. The taste is hay, straw, honey, pine, sweet malt, biscuit, citrus, white sugar and a little alcohol warmth, with a sweet malt finish. Ok, but unexciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4414) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle from Tesco. Hoppy aroma, cloudy golden yellow brown colour. Flavour is sugary sweet with a citrus aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Parket (582) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2010
bottle, golden colour, small head, nice hops, bitter aftertaste and malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle, shared with friends. Golden beer with no foam. Aroma is hoppy and light sweet, with a light fruitiness also. A nice agreeable hoppy taste, light sweet, also with the light fruitiness. Not exactly a topper, but a decent beer to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (8030) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2010
Bottled as itself, gift from Scotland.Pours golden with a big frothy white head. Hoppy aroma. Taste is nice balanced, mellow and clean. Crisp hops at the end, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle (as itself) from The Wine Cellars, Lutterworth. Pours brassy gold with a skim of white; aroma chewy dried fruit including apricot and fig, with some background cake and brine. Full and soapy with notes of Honey and Lemon Lockets, pine, sultana and malt loaf. Just a hint of marzipan hinting at the ABV. Certainly not a hint of NZ hop fruitiness, which really would give it a lift. Nothing wrong with it: just a pretty dull 6% strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle as Marks & Spencer Organic Ale. Golden colour, medium white head. This is a great beer! Aroma is fresh hoppy, with fruits and spices. Flavour has sweet hops, lots of yeast, fruits and spices, with a solid malty backbone. Creamy and soft, tartness. Medium carbonated. Much like a Belgian ale. Well done.

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