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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: 10   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (2553) - 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 (154) - 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 (1050) - 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 (345) - 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 (114) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2117) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2013
33cl bottle. Sample from Victoria at Stockbridge Market. Pours golden with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has some tropical fruits - pineapple comes to mind - and some flowers. The taste is a little fresher with canned peaches and again flowers. The palate is unusual for this style - more texture than Iíd expect with also more sweetness - this seems to be typical of this brewer - the finish is still fairly clean but not dominatingly bitter like most examples of this style. This brewer seems to like malts on an equal par with hops which is nice to see. I wonder how he gets such texture - oat malt maybe or is his final gravity a little higher than most? Very interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle picked up at a local market in Edinburgh. Light hazy blond coloured beer with some light carbonation and a small white head. Rather special sweeter malty hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is light dry short bitter hoppy noted. Rather dence. Medium.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (2958) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2013
Cask @ The 3 Judges. Golden yellow colour, reasonable head. Sour resin malt aroma. Citrus fruit & biscuit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Average blonde beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2437) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2013
Cask by handpump at 3 Judges, Glasgow - clear yellow, thin white head, cereal aroma and flavour, creamy texture, good lacing, easy to drink

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (13176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2013
bottle at home ... golden amber ... thin white head...soft metalic hop ... soft floral fruits ... little sweet aprict ... little metalic ...


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