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

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"...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..."


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
madmitch76 (17158) - , 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 (10092) - 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 (37673) - 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 (21935) - 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 (8397) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1903) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2011
[1pt bottle, Peckham’s Stockbridge, Edinburgh] Dark gold colour, with a thin white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Quite a delicate, flowery taste – which finishes almost very slightly peaty. No carbonation to speak of, the whole thing is very flat, and quite thin. But that subtle freshness I actually quite like. Love the bottle, too – I think you can tell this was brewed on an island [01052008]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3636) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2010
Pint bottle from Peckhams. Mild citrus hop aroma and flavour. Coudy light brown colour with thin head. Very watery texture. A bit "homebrewish" and at £3.09 a bottle overpriced.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4106) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2008
Golden colour, foamy white head. A bit disappointing on the hops here. Expected a bit more of it. Some malts in the flavour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoestring (302) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2008 Just the job yesterday. Hot balmy day here in Scotland (for a change) and I was sooo thirsty. This one hit the mark and so I gave it a big rating. Thist quenching hops in the aftertaste. Bit of malt and spices on the nose. I guess I must have landed lucky after looking at the other poorer reviews. Will need to get another rating sometime that I am not so dry and thirsty!! (bought from the wee gem that is ’Locketts’ in North Berwick)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 1, 2008
Bottled. at RBESG 2007. A golden beer with a thick orange head. The aroma is spicy, primarily carroway seeds combined with notes of hops. The flavor is quite light with notes of malt and spices, leading to a dry bitter finish. The body is thin.


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