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Eden St Andrews Blonde

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Brewed by Eden Brewery (Scotland)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
St Andrews, Scotland

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Our íSt Andrews Blondeí has a positive attitude about it. Not many will sit on the fence with this one. Scott reckons it is his favourite.
It is full of personality which is consistent with itís ingredients and their origins. The primary hop is the galaxy hop from Australia which has a strong fruit flavour range which covers a spectrum from apricot to pineapple, yet has a balancing grapefruit bitterness on the palate. We reckon his beer has stacks of flavour and body but is hugely drinkable at just 3.8abv. Like the porter we canít wait to get feedback from a wider group of discerning consumers on the blonde.
Whilst this beer is definitely one to be consumed and savoured on itís own it also pairs well with cheese and game dishes.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jow (2159) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Itís still raining so another beer is in order. Pours hazy yellow. Nose is floral. Tastes hops, soap, grapefruit, butter, vanilla, and zucchini. Light bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (2299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours golden, nose is dull toffee, floral, taste is sweet, dry toffee, floral.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Cask at The Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Aromas of buttery lemon cheesecake. Taste has some redeeming spritz, lemon, more fruit. Bitter finish. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (656) - SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from ALDI a pale golden ale with white head some citrus in the taste with some malt and hops bog standard golden ale

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (5259) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
330ml Bottle - Golden with a white head. Lemon, tea and a hint of soap in the aroma. Malt, earthy hops and notes of citrus are in the taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3295) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2014
Poured a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt and citrus. Light body, fairly smooth, flavour is light grass and lemon, bitter sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
witthatsbier (240) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Cask at Guildford Arms Edinburgh(bottled versions should either not be rated beside cask versions which are totally different) a pale gold beer with white head,grain aroma with a bit of fruit flavour is fruity with slight sour bitterness thin body ok but not top grade

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1395) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Cask at Guildford Arms. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Light lacing. Mild aroma of straw, tropical fruit and shortbread. Biscuit and apricot flavour with a faint peppery spice. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Light carbonation prickle. A pleasant but unspectacular Golden Ale.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nilz (385) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle pours a light golden yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma a light fruity sweetness. Taste a floral one with a balanced bitterness to finish. All said I thought it rather nice.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
themightyjag (189) - - MAY 15, 2013
330ml bottle from Stockbridge Farmers Market. Thin white head, no lacing. Body is clear golden. A hint of citrus on the nose but thereís not much there. Flavour is grass and straw with some honey sweetness, followed by biscuit. A little bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation.


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