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Brewed by Colonsay
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Isle of Colonsay, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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"...the IPA is a truly refreshing ale that is ideal for a session...hint of citrus amongst all the malt and hops flavour in this IPA... only use the finest Hebridean water with malts, hops and yeast..."


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6662) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2012
500 ml bottle. From the Scottish Real Ale Shop.
Clear pale golden colour with small to average size off-white head. Delicate fruity hoppy aroma with notes of yeast and bitterness. Flavour is also quite mild with fruity hoppy elements as well as yeast and malt. No much bitterness in flavour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
On tap at the Crianlarich Hotel. Very tasty and balanced. Aromas of grapefruit, biscuit, and orange. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Yellow, with a thin head.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. I have had this in a bottle before and remember enjoying it. I wonder if the recipe has changed because this was a very different beer, more like a saison. Poured a light golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of lemon, apple, yeast and barley. Really quite musty with similar flavours. A very dry finish and mild carbonation. Will have to try this again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle @ chriso. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grassy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle from Dobbies. Pours a murky, heavily sedimented orange with a slim white head. Pleasant, lightly buttered pine aroma. Clean and attractively soapy with light floral, lime jelly and piney hop. Husk and honey to finish. Good, but dirtied by bits as you hit the bottom, and pricey.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
30th July 2011
ChrisOs ’Donkey Dork Lord’ Pre-GBBF Tasting. Clear gold beer, good white head. Light lagerish malt, not much else going on. Hate to kick beers from new breweries but guys - you need hops to brew an IPA! Boring!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9260) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 18, 2011
568ml bottle (ChrisO’s pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" shindig)
Not much to say about this, it’s just a perectly ordinary bitter. Well executed, clearly made from all the right ingredients in the right proportions, but not going much beyond that. Not bad for a bottled beer, doesn’t feel dead (and I don’t think it was BC, as it wasn’t yeasty).

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011

Bottle 568ml. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, pale malt, butter, light to moderate hoppy, grass, hop oil. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110730]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Bottled@The Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". Golden colour, small head. Aroma is fruits, wood, caramel and some slight herbal notes. Flavour is fruits, wood, herbs and some mild citrus notes.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (6659) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’11. It pours golden yellow, with thin off-white head and low carbonation. The nose is cereal, biscuit, white bread and alcohol. The taste is hay, grass, straw, cereal, butter, white bread, lemon and some dryness in the finish. Quite thin and pretty bland.


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