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

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RATINGS: 158   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnCook101 (337) - - FEB 2, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours slightly cloudy light amber. Mild aroma of hops and spice. Slight sweetness and tropical fruits followed by moderate bitterness. Smooth finish. Well balanced and very drinkable.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Pours blond with a frothy white head. A fruity aroma and taste. Lots of citrus with lemon and grapefruit. Nicely bitter. A light, refreshing, but full flavoured ale. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (746) - CROATIA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml from Fyne Ales Brewery Bar & Shop. Pours hazy golden with white head. Fruity aroma. Fruits, citrus hoppy with bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (637) - Genova, ITALY - OCT 7, 2014
Spina @ Eurhop 2014. Chiara bella schiuma Secca e un po Metallica luppolatura importante.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden, nose is light citrus, taste is juicy fruit, refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6560) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. The aroma is exotic fruity hoppy with fine pale malty notes. The flavor is malty and citrussy hoppy. Light peach notes. Bitter hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1173) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Half pint at Reading Beer Festival 2014. Clear, golden, bubbly head. Smooth, dry, light floral hops. Enjoyable stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7179) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at YNWA. Low fluffy but lasting white head. Clear yellow body. Mild malty fruity aroma. Quaffable bread caramel citrus flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olofpetrus (7) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 5, 2014 does not count
Fruity aroma of peach and pineapple. Smooth golden appearance. Quite carbonated. Lemon peel taste. Medium bitterness. Enjoyable but nothing spectacular.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4794) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a hazy straw colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is yeast, acid, zesty citrus, caramel. The flavour is medium bitter with a yeast light hop bitter palate and a a lingering bitter finish. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3644) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Light golden yellow colour with a nice lasting white froth. Aroma is light citrus, pine and berry hops. Flavour is light malts, English yeast profile, light earthy resin. Medium palate with moderate carbonation. Good condition. Really sessionable.


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