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

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Status uncertain.
A full-on citrus experience. Light and golden, a perfect ale for whiling away the hours on a sunny day.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dunk76 (2) - - MAY 12, 2013 does not count
fantastic. complex, light, a little yeasty but not too much. a really gorgeous drink, especially for a summerís day but in general anyday. love it.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
johnblack03 (4) - USA - JUL 28, 2010 does not count
An absolute behemoth of a Pale Ale. Hopheads will flock to this one.Golden straw coloured and slightly smaller brother of Hurricane Jack but only in alcohol. If anything even more citrus,apricot on the nose and palate. As good a beer brewed in Scotland ever - at 4.0%. Wonderful stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2010 Cask at GBBF 2010, 3rd Aug 2010. Bright gold with a lacy white head. Wonderful floral, grapefruit nose. Every time I ran a mouthful round my mouth I got more from it - tons of peach and nectarine. Awesomely fresh tasting. Great dry citrus finish. Perfect weight. Sublime stuff, UK beer of the festival for me. I think I must have caught it at just the right time.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamestulloch (1319) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2012
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Bottle from Morrisons. Clear golden body with a white fluffy head that slowly fades. Lively carbonation. Excellent lacing. Stunning aroma of lemon, peach, lychee and a subtle hint of champagne. Very clean and fresh. Flavour of grapefruit and orange sherbet. Bitter, delicate citrus flavour. Very moreish and refreshing. Thin to medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Light fizz. Crisp, light and hoppy - the perfect summer drink. Perfect for any season, actually. Certainly one of Scotlandís best beers.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sockamania (43) - - JUL 13, 2013
A really nice golden beer. Passion nose (!) that is very flavoursome and very tasty. Perfect for all occassions.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rincewind (3) - USA - AUG 13, 2010 does not count
Cask at Bow Bar beer festival. Lovely drop of beer if you love a hoppy mouth feel. Could have supped this all day but.....

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2011 My Bottom Line:
Crisp and balanced, this snappy Golden Ale seduces through its spicy, herbal and citrusy hops dallying in a lean and bubbly mouthfeel not unlike a good Kellerbier.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A foam mushroom laces atop the very pale blond.
-Malts provide haystack allusions, perfect to support the judicious hoppiness.
-This was obviously very drinkable and satisfying as a session beer.
-This must be absolutely lovely served from a cask; then again, these bottles were wonderful too. Great job Fyne Ales!

Bottles.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mark1969 (38) - edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2012
very good nose. hint of lemon and light pine resin . a lovely light malt flavour with full hop profile .very fresh flavours .excellent blond finished beer with gentle haze. soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2011 [cask at the 2010 Scottish Real Ale Festival] One of the newest beers from Fyne Ales, Jarl features Citra, very much the hop du jour. The Sierra Nevada-backed hop gives a fabulous tropical fruit flavour to Jarl. Itís extremely sessionable, golden and with a lovely bitter grapefruity aftertaste to compliment the pineapple up front. Pour is golden and slightly hazy, no real carbonation to speak of [27072010] Re-rate following several tastings now Jarl has become a regular beer. Itís just as fabulous now - the grapefruit hit makes it such an uplifting beer to drink. Almost always perfect on cask, proof that you donít need 6%+ abv to make a flavourful beer. I actually prefer this to Avalanche now, which is a beer from FA I never thought would be surpassed. Outstanding [11072011]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ANC1981 (2) - - MAY 30, 2011 does not count
A happy grapefruit bomb exploding with a cluster of rounded citrus favours. Fantastic and extremely drinkable...a perfect session beer!


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