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


on tap


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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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (18970) - Tyresö, - JAN 27, 2013
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Hazy golden. Peachy nose with some chalk. light-medium bodied with rounded, slightly viscous mouthfeel. Plenty of citrus and peach, even more chalk. Long chalky bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Aroma: light malts, some floral hops. Appearance: clear gold, small white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, light carbonation, some hints of malt coming up, quite bitter in the long finish. Overall: nice Golden Ale, nothing too remarkable though, no presence of "single malts". Pint at Craft Beer Rising festival, London.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sissio (417) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 12, 2013
Really too bitter, you can taste just the bitterness. I cannot advice to drink it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1472) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2013
Bittle from Islay Ales brewery. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with caramel, peat, hops, pine. Bitter finish with grapefruit and pine. Very nice ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (5557) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle from Islay Ales. It pours golden yellow with a small white head. The nose is citrus, earth, dough and wet leaf. The taste is pleasantly bitter, straw, pithy citrus, soap, earth, dough, spice and light metal with a very dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent enough bitter golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (2752) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty and lightly sweetish aroma, faint tropical fruitiness and light citrus hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and dryish flavor, faint tropical fruitiness, some grassy hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dry, grassy – some citrus hoppyness. OK dry and well hopped golden ale – in the finish hoppyness gets bit sharp/soapy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkoholocaust (37) - HELSINKI, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2013
500ml bottle on Islay May 2012. Hazy, golden coloured with, medium white head. Fruity, hoppy and woody aroma. Sweet malt, yeast and hint of whisky in taste. Medium body and soft carbonation. Best Islay ale in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1043) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy blonde with some lively carbonation and a small white head. Aroma is suprisingly complex for the style: hops, citrus, sweet fruitiness, earthy, a some used bookstore. Sweet malt at the front of the tongue, some earthy bitterness on the finish, and a touch of peat and sourness. Medium body. Dry finish. Overall, delicious, fresh tasting and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2012
Hazy copperish body, white head. Aroma has fruity hops and yeast, harsh fruits?, tight maltiness, very dry and bitter, bit plastic, but overall good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2012
500 ml bottle. From the Scottish Real Ale Shop.
Pale orange golden colour with small white head. Bitterish fruity hops, sourish apple, grainy malt and electric fire in aroma. Flavour is bitter hops and heavy grainy malt. Bitterness is harsh but somewhat weirdly enjoyable. Bitterness stays.

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