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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: 24   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mighty_meadow (145) - 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 (1463) - 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 (1900) - 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 (5528) - 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 (6031) - 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 (345) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (3856) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle from Scottish Real Ale shop. Clear golden colour, white head. Nose is dry, fairly hoppy, citric and a bit of pine. Flavour is malty, bitter hopped, citric, bit of sourness. Quite bitter and dry finish. Medium bodied. Well hopped overall, giving it a good edge.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2012 pale yellow w/ some dark tint, steady bubbles and frothy head nose is soft but has a good balance of malt and hops taste is much stronger bitter from start to finish. a little fizzy but pretty nice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (2960) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2011
Bottle from The Scottish Real Ale Shop. Soapy rustic malt aroma. Cloudy medium brown colour with a massive foamy head. Big strong roasted malt flavour with hint of caramel. Very lively but smooth. Some sediment.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Islay Brewery, Scotland. Bottled, 260708. Golden with little head. Aroma of malt and hints of yeast. Flavor of toffee and a palate of hop spices


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