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Brewed by Fyne Ales
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Cairndow, Argyll, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A light hoppy pale ale.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2539) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
Tasting at the 18th Mondial de la bière, June 9, 2011. Blonde pale straw, small head. Aroma of dry hops, slightly fragrant, a few notes of herbs. Taste quite hoppy, dry herbs with hints of barley, pleasant bitterness. Very pleasant as a session beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1071) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle from Cross Stobs Bottle Shop, Barrhead. Strong citrus for this light golden ale. A good beer for its type.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2224) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 12, 2011
Cask @ Old Mill, Brodie. Very light straw colour, clear, thick white head. Aroma - citrus, some floral notes. Taste - Grapefruit hoppy bitterness, citrus tang - Soft carbonation, light body. Citrus hoppy finish .Very quaffable golden ale. The best Scottish golden ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (951) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Verre de dégustation, d’une bouteille, au Mondial 2011. Arômes très délicats de houblon floral et de céréales. Robe blonde très pâle, limpide. Légère dentelle et effervescence très fine. Très douce et équilibrée, la bouche montre un beau malt pilsner, plutôt céréalier. Un beau houblon floral mène à une fine amertume. Le caractère de fermentation de cette bière est vraiment propre, on dirait presque une lager. Une bière très élégante !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
My Bottom Line:
This crisp Golden Ale’s herbal hop resins produce enough bitterness to balance out a swift pale malt brush, creating yet another fine quaffer for this brewery.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the pale blond.
-It’s rather amazing to this Canadian that one brewery can bottle three Golden Ales which are quite similar, but when they are all this impressive, I guess it’s impossible to complain.
-The finishing hop bitterness is quite lengthy.
-This is another Kellerbier-like flavor profile from Fyne Ales. Num num.
-No need for complexity when you’ve got such a wonderful presentation of straightforward coupled with high drinkability.
-Hops are also citrusy once in a while.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1775) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2011
Cask (gravity) - The Fat Cat, Norwich. Loose, medium sized white head atop a clear golden yellow body. Peach, tangerine and a decent lingering lemony hop bitterness with a splash of lime. Lovely sweet and juicy citrus & floral hop aromas. Good peppery notes running throughout. Light to medium body, good carbonation, quite firm on the palate. Finishes with a lingering bitterness and a light dryness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2799) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2011
Golden ale with slight haze. Some head. Smells like American hops - maybe citra. Pine and grapefruit nose. Bitter and long-lasting finish. Structure and texture as expected zingy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (2681) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
very pale yellow, faintly hazy and few bubbles straw and aroma hops on the nose that i first thought was a bit skunky thin body and slightly fizzy not fun, exciting or interesting at all, but a great all around drinking beer. slightly more hops than piper’s gold nice

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8343) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2010
Half pint, cask conditioned ale at Guildford Arms. Fragile white tophead to an almost, clear golden body. Aroma of fruity hops and toffee malts. Sappy, tropical fruits in flavour featuring lemon and grapefruits. Smooth herbal hops to the ending. Well-composed brew (Edinburgh, 29.11.2010).

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnRMurdoch (3358) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2011 Bottle from The Scottish Real Ale Shop & Beers of Europe. Tropical & citrus fruit aroma. Golden yellow colour. Flavour cereal biscuit & citrus fruits. Bitter aftertaste. Good one.


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