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

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
From cask at Bows Bar. Poursclear and golden orange with a small yet dense creamy white head. Aroma is mild hoppy fruity. Flavour starts sweet with a nice fruity hops note following. Shows a distinct bitterness into a dry finish. Light fruity hops note lasting along this giving the smooth impression of a fruity hoppy ale.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2008
Cask, gravity, at Wellington Arms Winter Festival of Ale. Gold. Slightly nondescript fruit aroma. Taste has an unattractive cardboard overtone. Slight bitterness. Having written that I found the cardboard gradually transformed itself into a rather nice fresh apple peel aroma, and my rating climbed accordingly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13047) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
Cask at GBBF08. Hazy copper colour. Small stable creamy white head. The flavour starts with a distinct bitterness, slightly rough, then turns a little creamy. Uncomplicated, but nice enough.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6389) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
Cask. High creamy and lasting white head. Hazy golden body. Fruity mild aroma of apples and pears. Mild fruity flavor with piney notes. Low carbonation and a long bitter aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 1, 2008
Cask, Whey Pat Ale Festival, St Andrews. Golden blonde ale with a thin white head. Nose is hoppy, some malt and brown bread yeastiness. Mouth is slightly watery hops, some fresh fruit and a touch of citrus. Pleasant, all in all.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2007
Cask/GBBF. Golden with a small but lasting white head. Weak grassy aroma with a hint of lemon. Sweet with a hoppy, bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4207) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2007
Cask at the Three Guinesa, Reading. Gold with a cream head; fresh grassy, citrus aroma; sharply bitter citrus flavours; with a sweet sticky fruity finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (5898) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2007
(Cask at GBBF, London, 9 Aug 2007) Golden yellow colour with foamy white head. Fruity nose with slightly earthy, citrussy hops, apricots and oranges. Fruity taste with notes of apricots, mandarin and earthy hops in a bitter-sweet finish. Light to medium body. Decent session ale, but not really exciting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is vegetables, grass and slight wooden hints. Flavour is pretty much the same, but the focus is on wood.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2007
thin, bland, wattery. pretty dissapointing. feels like it is lacking something.


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