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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - SEP 24, 2005
Dusty nose, sweet grain and some apricot. Deep hazy gold and a tall frothy head. Sweet doughy malt with some citrus. Papery end with a grittiness. Medium-full body. Warming alcholo touch at end. OK, but stale and musty character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2005
Bottled. Golden colour with big foamy white head, lacing. Hoppy nose with metallic and hayish hints. Soft hoppy flavour, which grows a bit in finish. Quite boring and feels a bit empty with only hoppyness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (5339) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2005
Nose of floral hops and perhaps some fruits. Clear, golden coloured with a lasting white head. Taste is sweet, moderate bitter. Floral hoppy, some caramel. Finish is mainly hoppy. Okay brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2005
Bottled (BBE 02/2007)
Different label than in RB photo. Golden color, big foamy white head, lace. Metallic hoppy nose. Nice straightforward hoppyness but lacks on malt side - empty as sayaravai said.. Some sweetness in the finish. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2005
(Bottled) Deep golden color with a smallish head and a hint of lace. Slightly acidic, initially freshly bitter-hoppy aroma with toffee hints. The aroma disappears very quickly after pouring, leaving a mild acidity and hints of hops. Nicely, smoothly but freshly aromatic-hoppy, caramely flavor with just enough balancing maltiness. Not very complex, though, and alcohol is somewhat evident. Almost medium-bodied, slicky and acidic palate with quite low carbonation. A decently hoppy brew, but feels a bit empty as a whole. Any organic product is still always good news.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2005
Bottle from Sinsbury’s. Clear golden colour with persistent white head. Friuty apricot aroma. Good mouthfeel for a pasteurised beer but the taste is a little sweet. Finishes tartly sweet. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2005
bottled and labelled just Border Gold; from Fête de la BIère 2005, Lausanne - clear amber-gold colour with a decent head and a nice lacing, the aroma is mainly flowery but caramel and litchies come to mind too, robust and clean malt palate, a tart bitterness imposes itself before a long dry malty and decently hoppy finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1157) - SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2005
Good colour with a thinnish white head that leaves nice rings on the way down. Pronounced hoppy aroma, and they make a major appearance again on the palate, there is however a noticable sugary sweetness on the finish which spoils it a bit for me. A nice brew from the Borders, but not Broughtons best. Tesco/bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2005
Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Malty, light hoppy aroma. Sweet malty flavor, light fruity and with a hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Fully golden, slightly hazy ale with an impressive, huge and very stable head. Quite sweetish and aromatic with only a vey discreet bitterness. A rather surprising and different ale which is also stronger than the typical Scottish ale. And the storytelling on these Broughton bottles is simply great. 190304

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