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


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RATINGS: 39   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..."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoestring (280) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1942) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2007
Slightly clowdy orange (possible sediment) nice Orangy citric hop nose,clean very fruity citrus crisp and fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2923) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlMalteserHead (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2007
(Bottle, Partick Farmers Market, Glasgow) Very malty, with an unremarkable nose, though is dark in colour and is very heavily hopped, with a very bitter aftertaste. Despite the claim from the makers that this is an ideal session beer, it is certainly good for one or two - and it certainly is ideal for a sunny day!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14120) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Bottle at RBESG 2007. Golden, bubbly off white head. It’s got some interesting fruit, fruit salad, bit of sherberty hop, jellied hoppiness. Kumquats, I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onkelgobber (150) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11453) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(RBESG 2007, Glasgow. Bottle) Golden color, white head. Hoppy, citric, grassy aroma. Hoppy flavor with floral notes, bready and with a somewhat hoppy finish.

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