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

bottled
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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A pale version of the Vital Spark.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11726) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Bierzwerg.de.
Hazy pale yellow with a green hue. Nice small, creamy, white head. Aroma has pine, resin, fresh cut grass and lemon zest. Medium carbonation, full-on creamy and dry. Flavour is hoppy, some pilsner malts sweetness, resin, pine, grass, lemon, apple peel. Very bitter finish. Extremely easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (1021) - - OCT 3, 2012
Cask last week at York Tap. Pale yellow, white head. Citrus and floral hops in the nose. Taste is lemon zest, grassy hops, grapefruit, biscuit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2825) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
[on cask in Edinburgh] Buttery diacetyl aroma in balance with citrus that comes from hops and fermentation. Almost clear yellow under an eternal, lacy, white top. Nice bitterness in the flavour, right up front ahead of smooth, creamy malt. Light to medium body, low to moderate carbonation, moderately bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
I really like Fyne. Their a company that can make beers be more than a sum of their parts. This is hoppy loveliness, could drink it all day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Old Fountain London 23/07/12. A light blonde coloured beeer with a big white head. Good citrussy sharp hops. Lemon, grapefruit and oranges. Well balanced pale malts join in. A pretty good body. Really flavoursome. Up there with the best UK goldens.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
This is for me like a toned down jarl despite its higherabv. the characteritics are there, i suspect is a change in the malt base. still a lovely beer but overshadowed by jarl

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (5146) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
50cl bottle. BBE 06/2012. Hazy, pale yellow, creamy, lacing, lasting white head. Aroma has mostly citrus, but also grass and floral notes. Flavor is fruity hops, malt, citrus, bitter finish.  Decently hopped. Good golden ale, enjoyable still even as it was an old bottle.  Session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (865) - SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 Aroma-wise it’s not bad, just average. A fine-looking pint, blonde and with a thick, foamy head. A sharp, bitter taste while not being overpowering. Would be a good session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (8447) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours hazy light golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malt and light fruity hops. Flavour of citrus, grapefruit, hops and a moderate bitter finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Really nice session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (4120) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2012
500ml bottle.4,4% slightly hazy, light golden colour. Fresh bitterness, but could have done with more aroma hops. Great thirst quencher and drinkability.


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