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

bottled
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RATINGS: 182   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (556) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2013
Golden beer with nice balanced bitter kick, some fruit in the aroma and a nice malty backbone. Quite a nice beer, not very special or complex, just very balanced well made beer that could use a little more character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (4950) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2013
Bottled, BB Mar 2015, large sample. Clear yellow color, medium lasting white head. Aroma of flowery hop, slight citrus, hint of grass and pine, some pilsener malt. Quite typical UK style again (is that the yeast used?). Quite bitter taste, which goes on and on. Bit minerally finish perhaps, which again gives that UK feel to it. Tough part to describe, although it is pretty obvious. Great golden ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuartyboy (599) - SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle from Rabbies Drams Ayr a cloudy straw coloured ale with strong floral nose tropical fruit and dried grapefruit nice hop profile with moderate bitterness

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1392) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Cask at CBC Brixton. Pours a gold colour with a thin white head. Nothing much happening in terms of aroma, light biscuit. Light body. A bit of lemon, light maltiness. OK bitterness. Kind of dull. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5210) - ITALY - SEP 16, 2013
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (302) - - AUG 17, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours golden straw colour with a decent white head. Mild and pleasant sharp cereal aroma. Flavour is quite sweet to begin, the grain comes across well, some tropical fruit, moves to sour grapefruit and a good bitter finish. Well balanced and delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
witthatsbier (208) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2013
pale golden ale draught cask conditioned grainy nose citrus tones,flavour fruity with strong bitter notes long dry bitter finish probably the best beer from this brewery

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (763) - HONG KONG - JUL 10, 2013


500ml bottle bought at Oliver’s The Delicatessen in Central.

Translucent light golden straw colour with cloudy dusty yeast sediments; Half finger head and thin white foam which last for about 40 seconds; Small sticky lacing with active carbonation; Fragrant aroma of grapefruit, floral and light honey; Light, astringent sweet taste of grapefruit, lemon, molasses, ale malt, orange peel, bitter lime and grass; Light body, watery palate; Taste profile is dominated by quite fresh grapefruit, citrus and light orange peels, wrapped around by astringent hops; Sweetness is quite low and malt taste is low key; Quite strong hoppiness throughout, with decent grapefruit and floral nose, citrusy taste, and pronounce but somewhat low key bitterness. Long astringent finish. Okay; Pretty dry after taste, slightly bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one is inevitably compared to my favourite Celt Experience’s Blonde Ale series: it’s nowhere near the freshness and expressiveness of the excellent Celt Silure, or even match the moderate hoppiness of its 2nd fiddle, Celt Golden. This one is relatively low in hop freshness, lacking in body and taste, and bitterness is more like a Bitter than hopped-up micros. I am in no way saying this is poor, but I prefer something daring, more colourful and more in-your-face micros like those by Celt Ex.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2638) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2013
Cask at Gallows Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 21012012. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, hops and malts.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graham77 (230) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2013
500ml bottle. Very slightly hazy, pale golden colour with a white head which retains quite well. Biscuity, citrusy aroma which follows through on the palate. This is a well hopped beer but with a decent biscuity malt background. Very smooth. A lovely blonde ale.


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