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Fyne Ales Vital Spark

Brewed by Fyne Ales
Style: Mild Ale
Cairndow, Argyll, Scotland
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask and filtered bottle.
A dark rich beer that shows glints of red. The taste is clean, slightly sharp with a hint of blackcurrant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1694) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
500ml bottle from Turners Abbeydale Road - Dark nut brown body with a small light beige lacing head. The nose has a mild dark malty aroma. A little bit of coffee grunt and some herbal toffee stuff going on. Dark malty taste and a little bit of bitterness that dries the mouth on the finish. Got a bit boring towards the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nihtila (1832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Cask at SRAF. Deep ruby. Nose is ripe fruits, toffee, wood. Taste is dry toffee, bitter fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
didierlewallon (229) - ponferrada, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2015
Cerveza de color caramelo oscuro con una espuma espesa y cremosa. Aroma a caramelo con notas frutales. Sabor afrutado con malta caramelo y su toque de amargura del lúpulo en el retrogusto. buena cerveza.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 27, 2015
500 ml bottle drank at Les Vignerons. (No proper tasting notes, overall impression only) Dark ruby red with a small light beige head. Mesmerizing and complex nose: hazelnuts, cocoa powder, watered down coffee. Very clean and inviting. Great drinkability, just enough taste to keep you interested. Mildly bitter, not too watery, a true session ale. Thumps up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mahkus (81) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2015
This is very reminiscent of my own attempts at home brew, especially in colour, which I finished the last bottle of last week and I’m missing already. I think might’ve been that colour from caramelising the malt extract in the boil pot though. The colour is dark reddish brown with a light brown head. The aroma is warm and honeyish. The taste turns into bitter hoppy with a late slight malt flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (263) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a mahogany brownish red with a non lasting beige head. Aroma of chocolate, hint of blackcurrant. Taste is of chocolate, dark fruits, hint of bitter coffee, fig. Medium to light carbonation, slightly oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scottishchris (453) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle from Fyne. Dark ruby, full creamy off white head. Fruity malts and chocolate raisin. Medium body, medium carbonation. Coffee and dark berries. Dry and bitter finish. Really rather good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4815) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
Bottle @ benzai. Dark amber to red colour with a small off-white head. Smells hops, fresh, slightly cedar wood. Tastes sweetish, bitter, slightly toasted, wood. Medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (10613) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear dark amber to reddish color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste lightly malts, a hint of blackcurrant is indeed detectable, a hint of hops, lightly bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (5638) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
Many thanks to Sean for this bottle. Smooth and malty beginning. Nice roasted malt, dry, with a fruity Ale-aroma. Nice full body, highly drinkable, nice intense malty-dry bitterness in the aftertaste. Fresh, smooth-roasty-malty, great.

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