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Brewed by Highland
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Orkney, Scotland

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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A hoppy golden pale ale with a resin, lemon, hop character.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bobshepfell (1) - - OCT 24, 2012 does not count
The best ale Iíve had for a long time. Had it in Edinburgh.golden, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2011
On cask at The Bow Bar Summer Beer Festival, 2011. A very nice golden colour with a thick white head. Resinous hoppy aroma of passionfruit and pineapple. Flavours of passionfruit and pineapple again with mango and a chewy barley backbone. Very well balanced. Mouth-feel is a little resinous and foamy. Great bitterness with a bitter, dry linger. My favourite of the festival so far.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2011
Cask @ Bon Accord. Clear golden colour, white head. Nose is lemon, light malted, grapefruits. Flavour is very fruity, lemon and grapefruits, light malty backbone. Fruity and slightly bitter finish. Excellent drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (720) - SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2013
Cask at bow bar clear golden ale with strong citrus fruit flavours nicely ballanced and dry hopped to provide a zingy finish that is not too bitter simular in style to Stewart radical Road

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gowdy (748) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask pint at Black Friars in Glasgow. Not too much head. A medium brown colour. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Light amber, fruity and hoppy nose. Lots of frothy lace. Sweetish front, then a moderate, fruity hoppiness, then a bit if crystal malt chewiness lingering in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2010
UPDATED: APR 18, 2013 cask cloisters ... golden yellow .. sweet resiny lemon hop .... dry lemon fruit good standard golden ... quite enjoyed it.3.6

dry hopped at stockbridge tap ... golden yellow ... soft bright big hop nose ... you can get the dry hopping ... zezty lemon ... juicy ... hint of passion fruit ...dry hop is very noticible 3.8 cask at malt and hops ... golden yellow ... soft dry floral hops ... dry fruits ... soft mellow lmon apricpt fruits ... 3.7 cask at abbotsford ... golden amber ... lemon peel grapefruit nose ... soft toffee malts ... light lemon ... soft fruity hop .. really quite nice ... great balance ... great session... tiniest sulphur hint 3.8 cask cloisters ... NS version ... thin white head ... soft zezty passion fruit nose ... big bitter passion fruits ... loads and loads of NS ... ok but not me 3.3 cask at bow ... amarillo version.... golden yellow ... thin white head ... soft zezty fruity lemon nose ... dry lemon ... soft juicy fruit ... light fruity ... little bit custardy 3.6

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (1580) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2013 Bottle from Cornelius. Clear golden body with a thin white head that slowly fades. Very light carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of biscuit, straw and tropical fruit. Hoppy, fruity flavour - grapefruit, lemon and a hint of passion fruit. Bitter finish with a trace of peppery spice. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Very soft carbonation. Incredibly drinkable - I could knock these back all day. Iíve had this on cask before at SRAF 2012 and it was delicious - the beer of the festival, for me. It had a fuller body and the tropical fruit notes seemed fresher and more pronounced. (Previously rated 4.0.)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
Draught at Holborn Whippet. Mostly clear yellow-gold with a decent coating off-white creamy fizzy head. Lovely floral/perfume aroma, a bit of honey and alcohol - taste follows - this is an intensely floral/grassy light golden ale, and almost completely dry and attenuated - airy body, a touch astringent with a long but low-level grassy bitter linger, seems almost like jasmine tea. Loved it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JOHNS17 (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Pours clear, light amber. Nose of teatree and lemon pith. Grapefruit and hay on the palate with lingering citrus aftertaste. Up there with Jarl & White Swan as my favourite sub 4% golden ales.


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