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Brewed by Cromarty
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Cromarty, Scotland

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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New Wave Pale Ale


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tailorcunt (7) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2013 does not count
A very nice hoppy pale ale. Tastes of grass, lemons. Nice carbonation. Better out of the cask but bottle is good too

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (1719) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Bottle 500 ml, thanks to Lonick! Into a Guinness pint glass, ABV 4.1% Deep bright golden orange colour on the body, slightly off-white small and creamy head, with great retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Body is a bit hazy. Aroma is quite hoppy, with lots of citrus,mandarines, kumquat, nice floral notes. Taste follows, hoppy too but with no extreme bitterness, on the contrary subtle but present during the whole drinking experience, citrus fruits, mandarines, light grapefruit, refreshing kumquat again, fresh cut grass. Medium thin body, average carbonation, quite dry palate. Great beer, one to drink buckets of.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (2465) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2012
Cask by handpump at Kay’s Bar, Edinburgh (15 Mar 12) - clear golden ale with a fruity hop aroma, fruity, sweet, well-hopped, nice, smooth and well balanced, good session beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (2132) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2012
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a cloudy golden/amber colour with a nice lacy head. The nose has white flowers with some apricot. The taste has lovely mandarin oranges and some white flowers again. The palate is light to medium bodied and textured with a lovely clean finish. This is lovely!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 16, 2013
bottle at home from alesella.
Pours burnished gold, hazy with a frothy off-white head that soon subsides to a lacing. Enticing pineapple and passion fruit on the nose. Custard cream malts up first followed by brash lime pith, and a long tropical fruit drying finish. Possibly detect motueka at play here. This is how I like my golden ales. only slight downfall for me is the carbonation being a little lively

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nulptr (103) - SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2013
bottle this time. crisp, grassy, citrus, bitter finish, frighteningly sessionable. makes a happy chappy out of me every time. even better on cask.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gowdy (684) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Pint at Blackfriars in the Merchant City, Glasgow. Quite a deep golden colour. Not too much head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (1900) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 24, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012
Cask @ Bandstand Bar, Nairn 050612
This is improved considerably from when I first had it...in fact is has really changed but for the better - it’s a really good golden ale, more balanced, lots of nice fruity malts - I preferred it to the Avalanche

Cask @ Bandstand Bar, Nairn 6/3/7/4/14 241211
Amber, clear, frothy white head dissipated to thin layer, some lacing.
Aroma - Light grassy hops, light malts, some minerals - very light aroma
Taste - some grassy bit spicy hops, light caramel malts - not much flavour intially but builds up like a ’wave’ to the finish
Palate - soft carb, thin body. Finish - the flavour reaches it’s intensity here - spicy hops, citrus hops - grapefruit and grassy - quite dry - lingering hops with some minerals and a bit of cereal. Good for 4.1%.
Overall - This is a reasonably good debut beer - ..I wonder what is in store with higher abv beers, darker beers, stouts etc.......I think there is better coming in the future........one to watch

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
Bottled. Cloudy golden, rich head. Aroma of tangerines with notes of ginger. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Yuzu and kumquat. Long bitter finish. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 On cask at Cloisters. Pours a golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma of pineapple, pine and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lovely.


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