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

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2007
Bottle (500ml). Via trade with jerc - thanks, Jer!. Slightly hazy light gold with a tinge of amber, large frothy white head. Nice cereal grain aroma, no skunk, doesn’t seem stale, soft and funky/grassy hops, hint of slightly tart fruit. Very mild flavour, touch of bottle, nice pungent grassy hop finish, still a bit of flax/grain character to it. Average, slick body, a bit astringent, slight bitter aftertaste. Not bad for the style, good hop character.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2007
Light coppery colored, medium sized white head. Flowers, caramel, lemon and hoppy bitterness in aroma, still not very rich one. Medium bodied. Flavor is somehow watery with lemon and mild flowery tones, some tangy metallic sourness also there. Aftertaste has bittern hops and lemon. One-dimensional.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2006
500 ml bottle. Deep golden colour with a mostly lasting frothy white head. Cereal, caramel, floral, and lightly spicy aroma. Light cereal fades to a jumbled, lingering, perfumy, alcohol, and fruity bitterness that "borders" on unpleasant. Light to medium bodied, slightly oily and prickly mouthfeel. Misses the mark for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2006
Bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits in Halifax. Crisp yello body with a fluffy good sized white head (3+). Grassy aroma is mild. Pleasant bitterness and mild malt with light bitterness in the flavour. Average palate. It won’t knock your socks off but it is quite quaffable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11490) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2006
M&S Bottled Organic Ale. Pours dark golden with lots of bubbles and a good creamy white head. Malty aroma with hay, citrus and sweetness. Taste is good, with some fruityness and only limited sweetness - ends on a quite bitter note.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6901) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2006
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 7 Oct) Golden yellow colour with white head. Fruity nose with citrus, some grapefruit and mandarin. Fruity taste with mandarin, orange, dried apricots and a spicy hoppy bitterness in the finish. Nice hop character, but fairly one-dimensional.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (13365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2006) Golden, white head. Fruity, papery aroma. Thin malty flavor. Bitter, papery finish.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (21268) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2006
[Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival] Clear golden. Heavily papery nose. Sweetish and medium bodied with loads of cardboard. The low hop rate leaves a lot space for the malt flavour. Sadly that consists entitrely of mashed paper and cardboard. A beer for the paper recycling.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabjork (677) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2006
Bottled. Clear golden in colour. A big foamy and fluffy white head lacings. The aroma is malty with some cereals as well. The flavour is malty with a bitterness to it as well. It is wood like and there are some hops in the aftertaste as well. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2144) - Brescia, ITALY - AUG 3, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Bottled. Light and evanescent foam, nearly absent. Elegant yellow color, intense, lightly hazy and with optimal fizz. Fresh and aged scent; notes of malts, cereals and resin. Slightly prickly taste, much balanced and with determined and extended bitter. Optimal fresh wood and hoppy notes on the end.
Thanks to mabjork for this beer.


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