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


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle conditioned & Cask.
Ingredients: Pale malt; Amarillo and Bramling Cross hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (31462) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma has notes of citrus, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and hay, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a hazy deep golden with a huge and frothy white head. Sweet fruity nose. Light body, fruit, yeast and phenols with a very astringent finish. 110910

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some grainy hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
goozen (3555) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2010
Bottle pint at North End Pub, Leiden: Amber coloured ale with an slightly citrus taste and well balanced bitter finish. From this Hebridian brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2009
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma: hops, citrus, fruit. Flavor: citrus, grain, grape, orange peel, grass. The bitterness is too harsh and one dimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Islay Brewery, Scotland. Bottled, 260708. Amber with a very nice lasting white head. Aroma complex of fruit, citrus and toffee. Flavor with a nice balance of malty sweetness and a grapefruit sourness. Medium bitter. Best pint I had in Scotland!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5395) - 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 (8699) - 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 (4469) - 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 (40504) - 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)

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