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

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A pale version of the Vital Spark.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
500 ml bottle into a Guinness pint, ABV 4.4% Bright golden yellow colour on the body, mostly clear, with a thin snow white head on top, thin but with very good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass as it collapses. Aroma is very citrusy with lime leaves, lemon zest, hops. Taste also very citrusy and refreshing, lemon peel, lime leaves, a bit of wheat and its sweetness to balance it, light fruity and quite bitter with a very long duration. Medium thin body, good carbonation and very dry on the palate. Overall a great beer, perhaps the best golden ale Iíve had till now.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pictoman (429) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
Poured from 500mL bottle. Clear, pale yellow with white head. Aroma has some floral, malty, honey notes, kinda mild. Taste is a bit grainy/corny with floral and mild fruit (not exactly citrusy, but similar) profile and some mild hops at the end. Light-medium body, mildly dry finish. Nothing really stands out, average all around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MannyGoldberg (160) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Keg version in the clubhouse at Gleneagles Hotel- 22nd Dec 2013. Pale yellow with lightly retaining head, minimal lacing. Light citrus notes on the nose, some tangerine. Flavour wise the sharpness of the Cascade rides over the Amarillo. Some delayed orange/lemon. Benefits from the carbonation vs. the cask version I've had previously. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (7226) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah @ weekly tasting. Clear yellow color, small white head. Nice aroma of hops, lightly malts, a bit floral, lightly blossom. Taste lightly malts, lightly tropical fruits, hops, fresh, lightly peach, nicely bitter. Very nice beer, absolutely lovely!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (3791) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle @ benzai. Pale yellow colour with a minimal white head. Smells very subtle American hops, also subtle tropical fruits, sweet, fresh, nice. Tastes hoppy, fresh, fruity, sweet, tropical fruits, peach.. So subtle and lovely. Nice body, soft carbo. Great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1229) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
Gedronken met benzai en dutchdrebus. Geel kleurig en een kleine schuimkraag. Ruikt een beetje hoppig en mout. Smaakt een beetje hoppig maar vooral veel mout. Fris en beetje fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (955) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2013
On tap at Biercab. Hazy yellow colour with white head. Honey, malt, fruity aroma. Sweet, honey taste, also slightly fruity and bitter. Light to medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
Draught. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy white head. Aroma is grapefruit, grass, some soap, and citrus. Taste is moderate bitter. Medium body with average carbonation. Good one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (399) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 23, 2013
These Fyne ales are quite similar and think I should have drank another beer between this and jarl. Clear gold, Citrus hop aroma, some bready notes. Sweet sherbert flavours. Light body. These are nice refreshing beers if not that different from one another.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2802) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Cask at Thomsonís. Pours clear light gold with a thick white head. Nice hop aromas of grapefruit citrus and pine. Good hop bitterness on the taste with a light caramel malt note in the background. Very drinkable.


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