Brewed by Islay
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bridgend, Isle of Islay, Scotland


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle conditioned & Cask.
Ingredients: Pale malt; Amarillo and Bramling Cross hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4199) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle conditioned, 50cl, from Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon. Amber with a thick white head; fruity apricot aroma; slightly sour grapefruit flavour to start, rather like a kriek, then an explosion of intense chewy bitterness leaving a dry finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7013) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle picked up from Westholme, Londis, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, had this 11-05-08 This has a nice bite to it, good fruitiness, some soft slightly sour apricot. Poured hazy amber in colour with a tiny white head and film of thin white bubbles, quite refreshing on a summers day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4176) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy bronze beer with a reasonably strong head. The aroma is slightly toffee, the flavour is very, very dry and bitter with a floral and sweet finish. Overall quite a strange beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle. Clear medium yellow orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, orange, light smoke. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (301007)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (13156) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2007
Cask Aberdeen Beer festival 07 ... Golden yellow ... fruity hop nose ... grapefruit hop bitter . Ok but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2007
Bottle. Lightly hazy gold with a small head. Aromas are swet hay and marmalade with bitter pine hops. Quite clean and hoppy. Flavours are initially sweet citrus followed by resinous grapefruit and good bitterness. Some acidicy also which is quite addictive. A good refreshing beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
Warm, hazy amber and a huge, nice head. The aroma has notes of citrus, but sadly also barnyard, and itís not pleasant. The same goes for the flavour, that has a light citrussy bitterness. The overall impression is totally dominated by the barnyard aroma/flavour - yikes - I hope something was wrong with this bottle...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Well-hopped fresh nose with grapefruit and citrus. Pours cloudy with a lot of sediment visible. Mouthfeel is a little watery and thin but the flavour is bitter and crisp with a long dry finish. Slightly astringent and biting, but generally well-balanced and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2007
Bottled from Red Zebra, Derby. Rather thinnish stuff, a tang of parma violets, forgot to read the label to see what the malt was but I wasnít that keen on it. Underwhelming compared to the other Islay beers Iíve tried.

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