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Fyne Ales Vital Spark

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

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask and filtered bottle.
A dark rich beer that shows glints of red. The taste is clean, slightly sharp with a hint of blackcurrant.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (134) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scottishchris (369) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4598) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9773) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (5078) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (243) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1655) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1855) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElDesmadre (2135) - Mikołw, POLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle. Red fruit tea with toffee and floral hops added. Some raisins. Soft mouthfeel, quite bitter finish for the style, with hints of coffee and roast. Very tasty mild.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5869) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Cask at falls of dochart inn. Sweet roasted malts, fruity berry taste, light bitterness.


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