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

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A pale version of the Vital Spark.


JohnCook101's rating

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnCook101 (522) - - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karstenborg (694) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 30, 2016
Hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mango, citrus and pineapple. Taste is pine, pineapple and hops

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guruhso (215) - Grindsted, DENMARK - APR 30, 2016
Bottle. Hoppy aroma citrus, peach and herbs with yeasty notes. The flavour is light moderat bitter. The body is light and texture is watery. Soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (10504) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 28, 2016
Cask, half-pint at Prince of Wales, Aberdeen. Clear pale golden body, scattered lacing from a low white head. Smell of herbal hops, citric hints. Peach and citrus flavours with grainy malts beneath. Slightly resinous bitterness to the ending. Decent, drink well (19.04.2016).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7074) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2016
Medium white head. Clear deep yellow body. Fruity floral candy aroma with wooden notes. Dryish spicy floral wine grape taste with wooden notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish herbal floral fruity aftertaste with spicy wooden notes. Nice, drinkable, vivid, refreshing. (0.5l bottle, from odd bins, Edinburgh.)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (331) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2016
500ml bottle. Golden colour with a decent creamy smooth white head and lacing. Citrus fruits, malt, hops in the aroma, slightly floral. Sweet malt and citrus fruit taste with a gentle mild hoppy bitterness in the finish. Soft carbonation. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (631) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2016
Aroma:
Malts, hops, fruit and citrus.

Appearance:
Hazy yellow/golden beer with a slight white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts and fruit; ends slightly bitter with hops and citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1139) - ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Cask. Golden ale with a thin white head. Nose is grape, confection and cherry. Taste is sweet, then bitter, and imparts cherry, grapes and grapefruit. Pleasant.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrol (216) - - OCT 25, 2015
Pours a pale gold, with a tiny white head. Honey, floral, piney, sugary and apricot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (5581) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
Backlog rating. Cask at CPK, London. It pours a clear pale golden color with small white head. Aroma is bursting with citrus peel, grass, grapefruit, melon and straw. Taste has more grassy resinous bitterness, citrus peel and melon. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, very tasty

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerjock (43) - - SEP 17, 2015
Aromas of citrus, Pours a nice golden colour with a light white head. Tastes of citrus, hoppy too. Medium body with a light texture, medium carbonation with a lingering bitter finish, Nice!


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