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

bottled
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on tap
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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle at Chriso’s. Aroma is lemon, cat piss, zest, some skunk. Nicely hoppy flavor with light malts. Tasty, light, clean, and nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF tasting. Pours a pale gold, with a tiny white head. Honey, floral, piney, sugary and apricot. Thick mouthfeel

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2011
(bottle) Slightly hazy, pale golden colour with a blond and short foamy head. Citric and lemony hoppy aroma with a slightly zesty touch. Moderately bitter flavour, light bodied with a crisp carbonation. Dry malty and slightly mineralic taste with mainly fruity and delicately zesty hops; dry and moderately bitter finish with notes of grape fruit in the lasting aftertaste. Recommended. 02.IX.11

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2336) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Very pale straw colored pour. Almost like a wit in color. Small white head that is quick to fade and leaves behind a bit of lacing. Not much, but some. Big florally hop aroma. Slight citrus nose. Bitter hoppy taste. Dry. Pleasant hop aftertaste. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7375) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co. It pours slightly hazy straw yellow, with a white head. The nose is dough, farmyard, floral and some citrus. The taste is oily hop, floral, resin, wood, citrus zest and dough, with a big bitter finish. Light to medium body and soft carbonation. Light, tasty and very drinkable. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4009) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11371) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Slightly hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, little sweet, grass, little citrus and medium bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5686) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours hazy light golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malt and light fruity hops. Flavour of citrus, grapefruit, hops and a moderate bitter finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Really nice session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
This is for me like a toned down jarl despite its higherabv. the characteritics are there, i suspect is a change in the malt base. still a lovely beer but overshadowed by jarl


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