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Brewed by Dungarvan Brewing Company Ltd.
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Waterford, Ireland

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A refreshing blonde ale generously hopped to give bitterness and aroma that packs a punch. Great with spicy food.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciaranc (971) - Dublin, - FEB 14, 2013
Amber gold pour, big foamy white head which lasts. Hay and grass in the aroma with a few notes of sweet sugary fruits. No sweetness in the flavour, quite a sour maltiness with hops forward. Light bodied any strongly carbonated. Not bad.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonathonsti (29) - - DEC 10, 2014
500ml Bottle. Pours a golden amber with slight haze. Aroma of orange, citrus, fruits. Malty taste, some bitter/sour. A fine offering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (1787) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle, small creamy head, very lightly hazy orange colour, aroma pf citrus and herbs with light honey notes, citrusy herbal flavour with a light biscuity backbone, medium and quite pleasant bitterness. Nice and easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grima (2122) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle from Auchan Market, Luxembourg City!
Pours strong yellow with high head. Aroma has grainy malts, slight bitter. Finish is sweet malty, flowery and bitter hoppy with some herbs.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (987) - USA - MAY 10, 2014
Drunk from 50 cl bottle bought in newbridge, Ireland. Pleasan blonde beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle @ Copper Still, Dromod [180314]
Blonde, slight haze, frothy dense white head, good lacing
Aroma of citrus hops, soft grapefruit, sweet fruity pale malts, some tropical fruit in there, fruity nose
Taste of fresh citrus hops, grapefruit pith, sweet fruity pale malts, touch of biscuity malt, dab of pine, grapefruit zest,
Palate - soft carb, medium body, quite oily, good mouthfeel, sweet pale malts, decent hoppy citrus bite. Finish as main flavour with a nice lingering sharp citrus zest
Overall - A lot of these bottled golden ales are rather dull and insipid - this is not the case - really decent blonde, plenty of flavour. Found it better quite chilled

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9910) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle at mum and dads, from Callans, 18/01/14. Hazed golden with a big old off white head that dissipates a touch but retains. Nose is bitter orange, toasted malts, dank hop notes, straw, orange marmalade, light mineral notes, bitter apricots. Taste comprises straw, bitter orange, citric tang, earthy. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, grassy bitterness in the closure. Ok GB affair.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (618) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2013
50cl bottle at home. Pours cloudy marmalade orange. Lots of sediment. Head dissipates to nothing. Sour bread aroma. Flavour is sour, bitter, pine, spruce, toast. Medium bodied rounded with nice medium bitterness. This is another good beer from Dungarvan.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vinx (66) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2013
Beautiful huge white head, very pleasant aroma of bubblegum and citrus, refreshing bitter taste with a more bitter aftertaste. Very easy drinking and well balanced. Actually it’s an IPA. I definitely guess it’s dry hopped.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1240) - PORTUGAL - MAR 17, 2013
It smelled as an American pale ale and the taste is almost perfect (although a little bitter too much in the end). I am happily surprised.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scott_Snyder (27) - USA - FEB 17, 2013
Drinks like an ESB. Nicely hopped. Some fruity esters and maltiness in the aroma as well as very low level diacetyl. Aggressively hopped in the bittering range. Only serious flaw is chill has and could be just a little more malty to balance the hoppiness.


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