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

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RATINGS: 155   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2203) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Pale yellow colour with a lot of citrus in the aroma and flavour. Quality beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewCity (5) - IRELAND - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
From bottle. Slight Metalic off flavor. Fruity aroma. Malty flavor with bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfb (3796) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
(cask) pours a clear golden colour with a creamy white head. aroma of lime zest, subtle vanilla, herbal hops, light pineapple and tangerine, slightly resinous, with a hint of tropical fruit and caramel. flavour is mostly the same, light straw, heavy tropical fruit and herbal hops, with a semi-dry medium-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation. a perfect session ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jd543 (397) - SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2013
Clear, golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma is lemony-citrus hops, grapefruit, and a faint bready malt character. Taste is sweet, a little salty with a light bitterness to it. Texture is creamy with a fair bit of carbonation to it. A tad ordinary, but a good refreshing beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 17, 2013
Cloudy golden colour with frothy white head. Hoppy aroma with some sweetness and bitterness. Malty caramel. Very nice indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2772) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear straw yellow pour with with quick disappearing white head, citrus aroma, slight citrus hop, sweet malts, bitter crisp and refreshing.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3788) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
Pale yellow in colour, and a pale ale in character. It has a very small thin head with a light aroma and a weaker than expected taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
500ml bottle from The Real Ale Warehouse, drunk 27/03/13. Clear, light gold. Pours a good, white head, good lacing, lasting very well. Med carbonation. Aroma - Light, dry, nice citrussy hops, grassy, zesty lemon & bit spicy. Bit of sticky, hop resin. Nice, cereallish pale malt & biscuit. Taste - Biscuity malt base, crisp with quite a lot of aroma hop flavours: Hops are quite fragrant & fresh, with zesty lemon citrus. Lightly spicy. Bitterness levels are a bit too light though - not much bitterness on finish. Nice, dry, light citrus flavours on aftertaste. Light body, with bit of creamy/oily mouthfeel. Refreshing & very drinkable, but still quite tasty, with nice lemony hops and aromas, but could do with a tad more bittering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (635) - SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2013
Cask at bow bar strong citrus flavour with grapefruit and hint of honey sweetness sharp bitter finish drying with taste of grapefruit pith which Lets down an otherwise nice beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pith (123) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Aroma is hoppy with a hint of fruit reminiscent of apples. Pours light gold/dark straw with one finger off white frothy head. High carbonation, at first mildly hoppy with the slighted hint of sweetness that evolves into a stronger hop taste with apple becoming apparent and then being replaced by citrus. Late bitter finish well after swallow.


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