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Brewed by Colonsay
Style: Pale Lager
Isle of Colonsay, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Things move slowly on this island – which suits our lager down to the ground. The rich and full flavour of this thirst quenching drink is down to its unusually long fermentation. Whether it’s the salt in the sea air that blows through the brewery, or the quality of the water – we’re not sure – but we think you will agree there is something special about this lager.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (3366) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle from Hippo Beers. Golden amber colour, big head. Dry resin, corn grain aroma. Corn resin flavour, bitter aftertaste. Quite a big tasting lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (3169) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at home a while ago from alesela
golden blonde, dry, herbal, nondescript, medium bodied. Atrocious labels.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3015) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2013
500ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - clear straw, thin white head, aroma of corn and grain, hint of resin, lager malt, grassy, a bit bitter

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2012
Pours golden with a nice prop head. Nose is metallic, spicy and herbaceous. Taste of more herbs, some pale male. Palate is well balanced - light to medium body n texture, clean finish. Overall, a well made pils.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Imaena (1869) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. This is a nice simple pale lager without much going for it but it ain’t bad either.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle, Christmas gift from Tom. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of lemon, grain and faint metal. Clean flavour of citrus, lemon and grass. Thin body with a watery texture. Nice fizz. A smooth, easy drinking Lager. Very nice.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 30, 2007
Bottle, RBESG Grand Tasting 07. From the never ending eruption that was the bottle of this. Hazy blonde, thin white head. Nose is hazy and warm maltiness. Some warm, bad water infection nose. Mouth is watery malt, some dry rot, not much aftertaste, think this could have gone bad?

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
scotty (1060) - SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2008
I liked the look of this, the thick glass of the bottle and the label with the open beach, "beauty in a bottle" it says in the corner, it was the last bottle on the shelf which says to me "this has nearly sold out, it MUST be good" Well that’ll teach me, this is shit! It would have been a crackin’ colour if it wasn’t for the hazy proteins making it almost opaque. the head is a few islands of white bubbles floating aimlessly around the middle of the glass. the nose is unpleasant, sour even. The palate is medium which I’m guessing would be typical, however there is an astringent edge which is the final straw for me...( pours the remaining 3/4 pint down the sink!) Ok! this could’ve been a dodgy bottle, maybe thats why it was the only one left! I may try it again, I’ll see how I feel, this was bought in a wine shop in North Berwick, cant remember the exact price but it wasn’t kicking the arse off £3.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
Apale cloudy amber colour with very little head. Believed 2 b infected as the aroma is of stale rotten wood.Quite carbonated but watery to taste with detectable sournerss and a horrible mouldy bread aftertaste. Need 2 try again 2 see an improvement.


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