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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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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 169   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.


thewolf's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11303) - Kolding, - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Bierzwerg.de.
Hazy pale yellow with a green hue. Nice small, creamy, white head. Aroma has pine, resin, fresh cut grass and lemon zest. Medium carbonation, full-on creamy and dry. Flavour is hoppy, some pilsner malts sweetness, resin, pine, grass, lemon, apple peel. Very bitter finish. Extremely easy to drink.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (158) - Bonn, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2015
0,5 l bottle, best before 1/2015. Got it for free as it is past its prime. Hazy, golden yellow with a foamy, slowly diminishing, white head. Sourish, fruity aroma of citrus, vanilla and toffee. Slightly bitter taste of citrus, vanilla and toffee with hints of tobacco or leather. Short, crisp, medium bitter finish. Medium body, fresh, spritzy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Refreshing, easy to drink and only 4.4 % abv: good!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (638) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Cask @ the bow bar, Edinburgh. Body is clear yellow golden, head is small white. Nose is lagerish, aroma is bread, grass, herbs, soap. Light sweet, medium to heavy hoppy bitter. Medium to full body, oily texture, nearly no carbonation. Easy hoppy beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4365) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fresh, citrusy hoppy aroma, notes of lemon, lemon yoghurt, biscuity, pale malty background, lemon biscuit. Taste is citrusy hoppy, minimally tart, lemon notes again, in yoghurt, biscuit and peel mode. Very nice, refreshing, highly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (966) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Clear medium golden, lot of bubbles, one finger frothy white head, mostly lasting, creamy layer remains, good lacing; aroma lemon, grapefruit, hay; taste medium bitter and sweet, fruity, citrus; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, dry bitter aftertaste, fruity; a nice, crisp and refreshing ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1606) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Cask Moo Bar Carlisle. Very pale gold beer, Bready, light fruit aroma. On the tongue, lime and some yeastiness. Quite a lot of blackcurrant in the finish and ot comes quite late on.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (190) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 2, 2015
500ml bottle - hazy yellow with white head - well balanced between hops and malt. Decent refreshing ale

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1332) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
500ml bottle from brewery via eebria. Pale gold colour with a thin white head. Aroma has a touch of hops. The taste has a citrus, and bread. Slight bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1050) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 25, 2014
Handpump @Ma che siete venuti a fŕ (Rome). Hazy golden ale, thin head. Aroma is sulphurous at first, then it becomes a bit better... citrus, a touch of flowers, malt, biscuits. Flavour is very well balanced, malt, biscuits, with a bitter and dry end. Light body, no carbonation. So so...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5529) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
19/XI/14 - on tap @ Euston Tap (London) - BB: n/a (2014-1343)

Clear blond to pale orange beer, small aery white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: malty, hay, grains, grassy hops, a whiff of caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very herbal, hoppy bitterness, some citrus, grapefruit, almost medicinal bitterness. Aftertaste: very malty, grains but not sweet, herbal bitterness, grassy, bit of citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slawek (239) - Kraków, POLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle. Medium head, clear, golden body. Aroma: Intense, citrus,flowers Taste: dry with medium bitter finish. Flavor of citrus and herbs. Short finish, low carbonaction. Very drinkable. Good, refreshing beer.


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