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


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
"...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..."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onkelgobber (160) - Edinburgh, - APR 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark orange with a small white head. Nose is sweet malty with some citrusy notes. Taste is clean and refreshing with some sourness, maybe grape fruit, and the sweet malt coming through. The hops are very subtle. Decent beer with a nice full taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle from Gordon and MacPhail, Elgin 061012 Golden, clear, big frothy head, some lacing Aroma - light pale malts, slight cereal biscuit, touch of hops, very light aroma but fresh Taste - very light pale malts, hint of soft cereal, very light citrus hop, very easy drinking. The flavour is subdued but there are no off flavours here which would be easy to spot in such a light brew. Fresh and clean. My palate is gasping for more flavour though Palate - soft carb, thin body, slightly oily. Finish - there’s a bit of a bitter tang to the finish Overall - There are no flaws with this beer apart from the fact the flavour is faint. I think it will appeal a lot to lager drinkers as its very easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2012
50cl bottle from Gordon and MacPhail. Pours golden with a gentle bubbles and a nicely proportioned head. The nose has nettles and limes with just enough pale malt in the background. More limes and fresh greens on the taste. The palate is light to medium in body with a tangy texture and a long clean finish. Overall, a good beer and I’m really confused by the other ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (9743) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (2046) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (21888) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12761) - 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).

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