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


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available filtered in 500ml dark glass bottles.
A quintessential golden ale brewed for refreshing easy drinking. Our soft Highland water allows the full floral flavour of the hops to come through the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of cgarvieuk. Pours yellow with a slight haze and a tiny, rough white head. Sweet malty nose. Medium body, carbonation is a little low, sweet malts and fruit. Very subtle hops. 131011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8926) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2011
(bottle) Slightly hazy, golden colour with a short and slightly off-white foamy head. Flowery, mildly citric and delicately spicy hoppy aroma with a rounded malt presence. Bitter flavour, light bodied with a crisp mf. Dry malty base fruity and slightly herbal hops; dry and bitter finish with a very discreet and late arriving malty sweetness. A pleasant thirst quencher. 02.IX.11

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle, shared by Parksy. Medium golden, eternal clingy white head. Aroma is lightly fruity, wet wood. Lighter palate, faintly floral notes are crushed by a dry pithy bitterness. Really dry. Some boxboard oxidation in the finish. Just okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2123) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
Sample at Mondial 2011.
Appearance : Clear pale yellow with small head.
Aroma : Light citrusy hops. Nice malt. Herbal notes.
Taste : Malty with light fruits and very light hops. Very light bitterness on finish, nice malt.
Overall : Not as good as Jahrl, Hurricane Jack or Avalanche. Still nice malt, well balanced. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
Cask at the Craft Beer Co. It pours straw yellow, wit a thin foamy white head and soft carbonation. The nose is butter, white bread, grass and hay. The taste is lemon, orange, bread, decent bitterness, wood, hay, cardboard and butter, with a bitter-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (2576) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co, London. A golden coloured pour with a small white fluffy head. Hoppy, floral aroma. Tastes quite bitter to me, hoppy, citrus fruit. Not as good as their other fine offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
A golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, lightly doughy caramel with chalky notes, faint hops. In mouth, a smooth biscuitty malt with smooth hops, more czech in style, but nice. Bottle at Mondial 2011, June 10, 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
Verre de dégustation, d’une bouteille, au Mondial 2011. Arômes de malt mielleux, délicates notes de houblon citronné. Robe blonde et limpide, légère dentelle et effervescence assez fine. En bouche, on retrouve un malt anglais légèrement mielleux et céréalier, accompagné de discrètes notes houblonnées (citron). Le caractère de fermentation est encore une fois très propre, une caractéristique commune des bières de Fyne Ales. Finale douce, très légèrement amère. Une belle blonde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2011
Pours a translucent, golden colour with a hint of green. Quite carbonated and a good head. The nose is hard to define but I think it’s hay, though there are also notes of nuts and dried green herbs. The taste is more specifically hay. The palate is rich tasting for this style but still very refreshing. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (3567) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
pale yellow, slightly hazy w/ steady bubbles vegetably, citrus aromas thin body and quite crusp and slightly fizzy apparently "gold" is a style that is a step b/w lager and ale if it was fizzier i’d say it was a lager. and a quite tasty one decent.

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