Brewed by Inveralmond
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland


on tap

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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Malted barley, Malted wheat, First Gold, Perle, and Cascade whole leaf hops, Yeast.
"Smooth and drinkable with distinct nutty tones and fruitiness. First Gold, Perle and Cascade hops create our unique spicy orange zesty aroma and refreshing flavour."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2007
My Bottom Line:
This fantastic blond bitter boasts a bustling osmosis of honey-smeared biscuits and sharp citrusy, floral hoppiness. Drier and thus perhaps more bitter than its cask-conditioned brother, this easy drinking pint is sure to please the thirsty hop lover.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-Sumptuous foam garnishes the clear blond.
-Sweet maltiness bounces from honey to caramel, and back.
-Obviously, the expansive, big-bubbled carbonation doesn’t try to emulate the cask feel.
-The wooden, leafy hop finish lingers ad vitam eternam.

Bottle; best before March ’08.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8701) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle picked up by my dad in Perth w/c 07-08-06. Pours a warm dark golden colour, some hops in the aroma, taste is a touch sweet toffeeish bit fruity and malty but not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Coppery pour with little head. Aroma of slight hopcit, heavy caramel malt and tannins. Tastes caramel malty, dry, tannic, with some finishing hops. Finishes liquid caramelly without much sugar. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldMrCrow (2212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2006
From the bottle.

Pours dark amber with a veritable jellyfish storm of floaty bits and a scant head. The aroma offers some cracker malts; the flavor is mild, with a bit of floral hops, hints of smoke and whiskey, an endearing cracker malt, and a gentle dry finish.

From a bottle this is neither a standout nor even worth repeating, though it might be good to try on cask if in the mood for a mild bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Bottle: Bronze color with a small lid of beige bubbles. Earthy malt and light grass with a touch of toffee in the background. Seems to have a lightly peat flavor mixing with a wild honey flavor. An interesting ale, yet nothing beyond ordinary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2005
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Light malty, fruity aroma and a sweet very dry malty, hoppy taste. Medium body and a sweet very dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (24439) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber coloured with an off white head. Butterish aroma of caramel and malts with notes of butterscotch. Butterish flavour of caramel and butterscotch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2005
Easy going hoppy well balanced aroma. Taste is similar with the bittering hops having a wee play. An easy goign session ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Copper Coloring with White Skin. Many Particles Afloat. Some Fruit on the Nose, but Absent From the Taste. Pretty Watery Overall...But for a Light Hop Aftertaste. Not Much Here to Enjoy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
badgerben (4682) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Gold color with no head. Grains, grains, grains... and more grains. No hop, no malt, just a grain silo of dust.

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