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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 153   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinvboyer (2994) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
Very very pale pour, geez, looks like bud light! Impressive hop aroma. Light citrus, light pine. Greatlight pale malts. Awesome hoppy finish. Wow i wish i had this available all the time. Quite possibly one of the best session ales ive had.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiSiU (21) - Bosutow, POLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Clear bright pale beer. Small head that quickly reduces to tiny layer staying till the end and marking the glass. Fruity, hoppy aroma (tropical fruit like). Very light and refreshing beer with adequate bitternes to make it a great refreshing drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bullit (3971) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2011
Cask @ 3 Judges. Light golden colour, off-white head. Aroma is lemon, a bit grassy. Flavour is malty, medium bodied, lemon, citrus. Well hopped. Fairly bitter. Excellent drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
Cask at the Wenlock Arms, London on 13th February 2011. Pale gold with thin white vanishing head. Lemon citric aroma, touch of ginger. Vibrant kick of grassy hoppiness with late bitter flash; citric aftertaste with floral notes. Light mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 My Bottom Line:
This smashing Golden Ale’s crunchy cereals and citrusy hops merge for a simple and highly effective session brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam lasts atop the misty hay blond.
-This is as great a quencher as their Jarl is. Great job!
-The crispness and hop character combine for maximal drinkability.
-There are so few light Golden Ales of this caliber around here. I’d have this (or Jarl) in the fridge all the time if I could.
-Hops also add herbal, spicy nudges once in a while.

Bottles.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2011
Goûté au petit pub européen au mondial de la bière 2011 à Montréal. Contenant anodin, contenu exceptionnel.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (1272) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Aroma: Fresh fruit smell - lemon and orange. Nice, clean aroma.

Appearance: Straw coloured, hazy body. Small, foamy head. Light carbonation.

Taste: Tangerine notes, with a lemon and lime kick on the finish. Subtle enough that you could enjoy a few of these in a session.

Palate: Light to medium mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Slightly oily texture.

Overall: A truly delicious beer and one that I will be buying again soon. Highly recommended for the delicate fruity taste and tangy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfb (3689) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (7301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah @ weekly tasting. Clear yellow color, small white head. Nice aroma of hops, lightly malts, a bit floral, lightly blossom. Taste lightly malts, lightly tropical fruits, hops, fresh, lightly peach, nicely bitter. Very nice beer, absolutely lovely!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2072) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
500 ml bottle into a Guinness pint, ABV 4.4% Bright golden yellow colour on the body, mostly clear, with a thin snow white head on top, thin but with very good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass as it collapses. Aroma is very citrusy with lime leaves, lemon zest, hops. Taste also very citrusy and refreshing, lemon peel, lime leaves, a bit of wheat and its sweetness to balance it, light fruity and quite bitter with a very long duration. Medium thin body, good carbonation and very dry on the palate. Overall a great beer, perhaps the best golden ale I’ve had till now.


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