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

bottled
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common

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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4559) - 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 (1994) - 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 (6179) - 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 (3699) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (683) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2799) - 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

3
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4141) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meerbier (1473) - 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.


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