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Islay Ardnave Ale

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Brewed by Islay
Style: Bitter
Bridgend, Isle of Islay, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ardnave Ale is a dry, thirst quenching, hoppy bitter. Brewed using mainly pale malt, a small amount of crystal malt adds just that little bit of extra character. A high hopping rate, using Golding, Mount Hood, Fuggle and Styrian Goldings give this beer a real thirst quenching dry character.


1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Cask at cloisters... Copper... Thin white head... Light smoke malt nose... Yerg... Big smoke... Soft malt... Tcp... Undrinkable for me

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Cask at Cloisters Scottish Beer Festival. Pours clear amber orange, thin white head. Light aromas of caramel and citrus. Taste is more of the same, lemony bitterness at the end. Medium body, bitter finish. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2014
50cl bottle from the Scottish Real Ale shop. Appearance - a lovely amber colour with a nice lacy head. Nose - mostly toffee but just a hint hint of herbs or pine. Taste - honey and wholemeal bread. A wee citrus kick at the end. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture but just a hint of malt astringency on the finish. Overall - good beer but pleasure slightly reduced by the mildly astringent finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2014
Orangey-amber color with a low white top. Berry-fruity nose with a whiff of peppery malts. Light body. Low carbonation level. Sourish-sweet malt base. Fruity and peppery bitterness. Short, lightly bitter finish. [Bottle at Lochindaal Hotel, Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, Scotland. 02.09.13]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mighty_meadow (183) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2013
The best yet from Islay Ales. Burnt orange in colour. Fruity aroma. Thin white head. Tastes of hay, marmalade, lemon/orange. Has THAT bitterness that characterises all the Islay Ales but not nearly as obvious and actually becomes a positive as the beer goes down. Really enjoying this surprisingly.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1765) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle from supermarket. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, grass, caramel and a bit of pine. Bitter finish with citrus and pine. Very nice bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (1928) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2013
190513. Bottle at home. Pours hazy copper with a nice head. Aroma citrus, crystal malts. Light body. Rather typical bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (6719) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle from Islay Ales. It pours golden yellow with a medium white head. The nose is dough, spice, floral, earth and hay. The taste is hay, earth, spice, flour, floral and light soap, with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Ok, but nothing special.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough), with notes of lemon zest and plastic. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not as awful as the Angus, thankfully, but still dirty and bland. Ugh.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nilz (382) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2012
Poured with care, since its bottle conditioned it was a nice clear amber ale with a good half inch of white head that lasted the distance with a bit of coarse lacing. Aroma is a pleasant hop and citrus with some flowery notes in there. Taste is of clean hops with a pleasant bitterness. I thought it a great mouthful of flavour.


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