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


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle conditioned & Cask.
Ingredients: Pale malt; Amarillo and Bramling Cross hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5394) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle. Bright orange-gold with thick stable head. Aroma is gin-like with floral hop notes. Soft palate. Really lovely hoppy flavors here. the malts are richly smoky, toasty. The hops are lovely with citrus peel, bitter herbs, and dry flowers. Gorgeous!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9581) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40442) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild peach hoppy. Mellow yeasty and peachy hops fruity flavoured. Mild bitterness and mellow yeasty finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15620) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy light tan. Hop aroma is dried leaves and earth. Leafy character, with some toast and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10419) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
Cloudy golden with a huge off white head. Aroma was dry with pale malt, yeast and hoppy notes. Flavor was dry with plenty of hops, pine, grapefruit and lemons. Finished dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12884) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2010
Hazy golden with a big, white head. Aroma dominated by fruit, pineapple in particular, with a yeasty note. Dry and fruity flavour with a hoppy and quite bitter finish.

   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.

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