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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 161   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle @ Fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are crisp clean malt, bitter hops and fruits. Pleasant bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle from Alesela
Very pale straw...clear..frothy dense white head...good lacing
Aroma - sweet grapefruit citrus hops...light grapefruit zest...sweet pale malts...fresh....light tangerine...sweet citrus fruits
Taste - lots of grapefruit...pithy...zesty bitterness...background of sweet juicy pale malts...very well balanced...refreshing...not complex but a lot of flavour...great grapefruit taste
Palate - soft carb....quite puckering bitterness...medium body....light soft soapy texture....strong citrus tang. Finish - zesty grapefruit bitterness...lingers a bit then cleans well off palate
Overall - This is one of the best, if not the best Scottish golden ale....very quaffable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5955) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2012
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 06/2012
Aroma has is hoppy and slightly sweet with fruits, citron, hints of toffee and hay. Flavour has nice, fruity hops, citron, some floral notes and hints of hay. Hoppy, nice and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6507) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2012
50 cl bottle. BBE 06/2012.
Pours clear pale golden color with small head. Aroma of hoppy fruits, grass, herbs, citrus, floral notes and some goose berry bush. Flavor of citrus, dry hay, herbs and goose berries. Nice and crisp.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1615) - FINLAND - FEB 17, 2012
Vaalena kultainen olut, jonka päälle muodostuu valkoinen vaahto. Kerros vaahtoa sinnittelee loppujen lopuksi oluen pinnalla hyvin pitkään. Tuoksu on Sitruksinen ja kukkea. Maussa on sitrusta, keksiä ja mallasta. Katkeruus iskee nopeasti. Jättää kuivan tuntuman suuhun. Maukas ja raikas olut.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
very cirtusy and grassy in the mouth, less so in the nose. big billowing white head. and very pale crisp straw colour. lovley fruitiness followed by a zingy bitterness

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Cask @ Euston Tap. Light golden color with a small creamy head. Zesty nose, some lemon. Mild sweet taste with a light tart bitter finish. Good. Light body, subtle carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
Cask at Euston Tap, London. A golden/yellow coloured pour with a medium fluffy white head on top. Decent citrus fruit aroma. Tastes of citrus fruit, malty, hoppy, slightly bitter. A decent golden ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6525) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2012
500 ml bottle. BBE 06/2012.
Pours a slightly pale yellow colour with a white head on the edges. Very strong aroma of lime and hops. Lovely flavour strong pale malts, strong floral hops and citrus in a great balance. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bitter, citrusy finish. Bitter and refreshing, therefore a golden ale done right.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4010) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2012
500ml bottle

Pours light yellow, clear, with a small bubbly white head. Massive citrusy aroma with notes of malts, hay and spices. Taste is quite citrusy with some malts, grassy hops and spices. Finish is slightly bitter and smooth. Okay, quite citrusy blond ale.


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