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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2009
From the Bottle at Tom’s Ultimate Glasgow Tasting, Blackfriars 01/12/2007 Some hop aroma. Golden coloured and hoppy with a little bitterness in a crisp and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bembelembe (218) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 29, 2009
Fruity (citrus) aroma as well as smell. Light hops and sweetness. Full Yeasty. Hazy golden body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2009
Bottle at parents house. hay, grass, golden, hazy, aminimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2008
500ml bottle as Marks & Spencer Organic Ale, purchased at a M&S store in Edinburgh. Golden brown body. Fast fading white head. Smooth smell of dried fruits and caramel malts. Some sweet marmalade in flavour with weak bitter ending. Foamy and quite fizzy in the mouth. Medium bodied [I finally managed to establish the identity of this one, which I consumed at our hotel room in Edinburgh,15.11.2008].

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2008
Bottled. A mid gold coloured beer with a sticky patchy off-white head. Soap, malt and perfumed hops in the nose. Tastes a little oxidized and has cardboard and damp carpet. Sweet with thickness in the body. A little sickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2008
Bought as M&S Organic Ale. Amber coloured with a big, frothy off-white head that proved short-lived. Aroma of floral hops and orange fruit. Flavour of earthy malt, marmalade and peppery hops, with a moderately bitter finish. Fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmacphail (37) - Isle of Lewis, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2008
Quite a surprisingly pleasant beer, sampled as Marks & Spencer Organic ale. It poured a light colour with a larger slightly off white head. The nose was fresh and with a combination of hops with a light, sweet fruitiness. This continued through to the mouth; a nice balance that left a clean crisp taste with a slight note of lingering hops. Not the greatest beer on the planet but fine for a hot summers day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle 50cl.
Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, fair lancing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, light to moderate hoppy, øko alike. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (180508)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 1, 2008
clear golden amber, nice head, major notes of fruit, peach, minor notes of spices and roasted malt, sweet and little bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2008
50cl bottle as Marks & Spencer Oranic Ale. Slightly hazy amber with a thick off-white head; aroma has grass and citrus; fruity malt flavour, rather sweet; grapefruit zest and tartness to the finish which is sustained.

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