Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Stromness, Scotland


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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Bottle; Filtered. 500ml.
Previously 3.8%.
"A light and refreshing beer. A surprisingly full mouth-feel with a superior balance of malt and hop, and a rewarding fruit finish."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours light clear yellow. Pungent pineapple, pine aromas, very much hop driven. Sweet crisp palate, again, pineapple, some lime, with a drop of hay. Short bitter hop finish. Overall, the taste beats everything else hands down...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClubGonzo (5089) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle from Centra Colosseum, Oslo. Pours a clear golden body with a medium creamy white. Nose is lemongrass, lime and hints of pale malts. Refreshing. Taste is a bit strange; some stagnant sweet malts, citric tones and hints of herbs. Full body, as surprisingly as advertised. All in all a strange but OK golden/blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5429) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle. Nose of light citrus and grass in with pale malt, light tropical fruit. Hazy yellow-orange with a creamy, rocky white head. Softish medium body, medium bitterness is much more reminiscent of intense grapefruit than the effects of hops, though the dry hopping is noticeably green. A little tart/acidic, and some abrasive scratching of the tongue (again, squeezing all kins of fun bitterness out of the fruit there), and with some vague fruitiness from the yeast. As a pale ale, somewhat weak and one-dimensional; as a golden/blond ale, a standout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerBaboon (1876) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2012
Golden colour, white head. Aroma of caramel ands citrus. Flavour of fruits, caramel and bitterness. Was bettered by many similar ales today.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgreb (409) - Marburg, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2012
bottle - clear golden beer with a white head. Aroma has some very nice citrus hints. Flavour is quite "light" but very refreshing. Low maltiness. Nice hops. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCametron (2273) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden with light white head. Feint nose. Light citrus notes. Fading malt character. Thin but ultimately satisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flying_pig (1358) - SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle: I would score this beer pretty much straight down the middle, it was drinkable and pleasant enough but it done nothing at all to excite me or to make me want to buy it again. The nose and taste seemed to be too light and missing a little bit of depth and overall the drink seemed rather bog-standard. Probably not a beer Iíll buy again but if it was given to me then Iíd drink it no problem.
Full review on the 1001 Beers Blog:

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vaiz (4172) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear golden pour, white head. Aroma is buttery, some tropical fruits, slightly dusty and metallic. Flavor is somewhat bitter, somewhat spicy, a hint of orange and tangerine, but quite artificial. Quite boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12595) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2011
Bottled, 500ml from The George & Abbotsford Hotel Beer Shop, Melrose, Scotland. Pale gold with white head. Quite a light, thinnish beer, there is a light, fruity maltiness with a hint of sweetness. The fruity sweetness lasts through the beer. A little too light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2011
50cl, Scottish brew, from Bierzwerg Greven, not complex brew, malty and slightly floral/fruity, easy to drink, balanced, clear, small head, nothing special

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