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


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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A pale version of the Vital Spark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (709) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2012
Half pint at Euston Tap, Euston Road, London. A clear, light golden yellow but without any noticeable head. The aroma is quite complex - clearly there’s lemon there but also a nice floral quality. Tastes very bitter without drying the mouth out too much. Smooth in the mouth. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3084) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley (28 Jan 12) - citrus, fruity aroma, very pale clear yellow, bitter lemon / grapefruit flavours, dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stirchdrinker (4) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2012 does not count
500ml bottle from Stirchley Wines. Bit disappointed with this offering. tasted okay but nothing special, not a patch on jarl from fyne ales which is a gem of a pint. It tasted middle of the road with a lemon flavour. Perfectly serviceable but noting to write home about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
Cask handpull, The Criterion, Leicester, 26/01/12. Brilliant, beaten gold slicked with white. Delicate honey and tropical fruit aroma with pine hints. Fine, oozing character thick with condition and nodding at lychee and fresh pulped orange. Dry finish with a resonating, soapy bitterness softened with paler, nutty and biscuit malt notes. Tropical but lean and pilsy at once. Impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4375) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2012
500ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is pleasant with citrus and light malts. Taste is sharp citrus and spicy hop bitterness with a mild malty sweetness underneath. Light to medium body and adequate carbonation leaving a nice feeling on the palate. This is one heck of a blonde ale. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle@Home. Sweet citrus aroma. Hazy, yellow, white head, good lace. Citrus, bitter, light fruity. Light dry. Flavourful and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle. Hazy bright yellow gold, frothy white head. Aroma is grassy and zesty. Bright flavours of lemon zest, light perfume, and light biscuity malts. A lively, tasty golden ale. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (1568) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Aroma: Fresh fruit smell - lemon and orange. Nice, clean aroma.

Appearance: Straw coloured, hazy body. Small, foamy head. Light carbonation.

Taste: Tangerine notes, with a lemon and lime kick on the finish. Subtle enough that you could enjoy a few of these in a session.

Palate: Light to medium mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Slightly oily texture.

Overall: A truly delicious beer and one that I will be buying again soon. Highly recommended for the delicate fruity taste and tangy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2011
500ml bottle. One finger frothy white head, good retention, lacy and a lively pale golden body. a bright and crisp golden with a lovely zesty and juicy, enticing hop profile. Zesty, pithy lemon aromas. Flavours of peach, lemon and tangerine. Light to medium body, good carbonation and hop sting and a lingering grapefruity bitterness. Not overly biting but cheeky enough to make you go back for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
Bottle at home, from my trusty old Maudite glass, shared with Cole. Pours clear gold with a light haze; 1-finger, reasonably long-lived head, spotty lacing. Nose is fresh and bright: Earthy hops, lemon and spice, very fresh smelling. Almost smells like spring... Flavours of earth, lemon, key limes, bright citrus, and again, lots and lots of grass. Complex and lovely.

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