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Fyne Ales Vital Spark

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ragnampiza (739) - 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 (70) - 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 (186) - 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 (409) - 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 (4663) - 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 (9898) - 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 (5305) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (282) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2015
0,5 l bottle from Scotia Spirit, Cologne; best before may 2015. Clear, dark brownish red with a thin, soapy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Rich, malty aroma of dark fruits like blackcurrant, dried plums and dried cranberries, accompanied by hints of coffee. Sweetish, slightly less fruity taste with the coffee coming a bit more to the fore. Very short, gently bitter finish. Almost thin bodied though not yet watery, soft carbonation. Very aromatic while lacking a bit of taste but really impressive considering the low abv. Enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1792) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
500ml bottle from brewery via eebria. Colour is deep Amber, with a thick creamy white head. The aroma roasted malt, and chocolate. The taste follows on nicly with more of the same. With a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
Cask in the brewery bar. Deep ruby with a frothy cream head. Jammy red fruit and roasty malt flavour. Rich and tasty. Good.

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