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

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A pale version of the Vital Spark.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11344) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (804) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle at home, courtesy of Kirsty. Very clear and deep golden colour. Some gas, appropriately?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (912) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015
Cask. Southampton Arms. Fresh on otb 10th April 2015. Golden colour. White lacing. Top biscuity malt. Really gentle malt. Succulent. Dry and grapefruit juice. Citrus. Really drinkable. Crisp and fruity finish. Great golden ale! Top work!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeevan (87) - SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2015
On Cask at the Royal Oak ( whilst listening to various impromptu folky numbers from random punters on guitars etc at 1am) Pours light golden. Citrus hoppy aroma. Chunky hop character. Pine. Biscuit. Pale malts. Nice big IBU. Fresh. Refreshing. Delicious cask ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8462) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Cask at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa in Rome. Nearly clear gold with a billowy and lasting large-bubbled white head. Medium-light body, medium sweetness, hoppy and bitter with low natural carbonation leaving it a little watery, but there’s enough malt succulence to hold it together, and the oily hoppiness lingers long after in a grassy finish. Aroma is noble / citric hops with notes of lemon zest and herbs and diacetyl that comes across as burnt butter and something oddly like olive oil as well. It’s quenching and bittersweet and gulpable but lacks depth with both malt and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (300) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Lovely refreshing citrus. Pale yellow with nice head . Maybe served little too warm as impatient. Just before being sickly or overpowering with the grapefruit it pulls back with the hops. Another winner from fyne

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (1169) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Cask at the Manor Arms, Broughton-in-Furness. Yellow and clear. Scent of butterscotch and lemon. Bittersweet taste. Malt, golden syrup and cereal notes. Medium bittersweet palette. Not initially keen on this one, but it grows on me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (211) - 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 (716) - 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 (4553) - 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 (1025) - 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.


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