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

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Fruity Hoppy Heaven - Summer session beer made using mountains of NZ hops!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2012
Draft on a number of occasions, including originally at the brewery. It pours golden orange/amber, with a medium white head. The nose is like tropical fruit juice: orange, mango, pineapple and passion fruit. The taste is passion fruit, orange, grapefruit, zesty lemon, pineapple and grass, with a decent malt backbone and bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Delicious and packed full of flavour for this percentage.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2012
Cask at The Southern. Pale golden orange, thick white head. Lovely juicy nose, grapefruit, pineapple, citrus zest, light biscuit malts. Nice light (but not thin) palate, juicy tropical flavours and a well-judged soft bitterness. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2013
Cask, Blackfriars. Light blonde body, thin white head. Light lemon aroma, and taste t’boot. Some honey. A very sessionable ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (1883) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 4, 2012
Cask @ The Golden Rule, Edinburgh
Golden amber, clear, thick white creamy head, good lacing
Aroma - sweet fruity malts, apricot, peaches, sweet mellow citrus
Taste - sweet fruity malts, soft apricot and citrus, hint of banana, tropical fruits, soft sweet caramel malts, some bitter grassy hop in the background. Good flavour for the abv - not over hoppy bitter but the fruits are still there
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body, bit oily, smooth. Finish as main flavour, nice grassy hop on the tail
Overall - This is a really good session beer - lots of flavour for the abv without lots of hop bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (2953) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2013 Keg @ Hanging Bat & cask @ Inn Deep. Cloudy amber brown, reasonable head. Biscuit grain fruity resin hop aroma. Dry biscuit citrus fruit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A great golden ale. Keg better than cask.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (153) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2013
aroma strong grain resin ,pale yellow white head that lasts,flavour bittersweet hop resins long dry fruity finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2012
cask at tap golden amber ...thin white head... big zezty hop nose ... big citrus orange ... big zinging hop ... but too much passion .... great ... but not me ...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1840) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2012
[cask at Inn Deep, Glasgow] On cask at the Inn Deep launch night. Pours clear golden amber with a head of lazy bubbles, due to the lack of pressure in the font (which was quickly adjusted for other customers). Very prominent grapefruit and citrus aroma, orange and passion fruit. Extremely fruity, and at 3.8%...hmm…what other beer does this remind me of…? It’s actually more tropical than the grapefruit and lemony Jarl – but it’s a real belter. Craig knows what he’s doing, my goodness [07092012]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
19th November 2012
Craft Islington. Clear gold beer, little white head. Light palate, mild carbonation. Decent but mild hops - pronounced tangerine with a tiny bit of skunk. Finishes semi dry. Simple stuff done very well. Really like the tangerine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9622) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Dornoch Castle Hotel, Sutherland, Scotland. Gold with white head. Nicely hopped beer, quite bitter with hints of grass and grapefruit. Leafy and dry, the malts are light and biscuity. I enjoyed this.


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