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River Leven Blonde

Brewed by River Leven
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Kinlochleven, Scotland


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Brewed from top quality, British Maris otter pale malt and wheat malt flavoured with its own blend of hops to produce a clean-tasting, pale golden beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabuzzer (385) - SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2015
500ml bottle. Golden, coppery colour with a very thin soapy head. Toffee aroma and toffee flavour. Not much else going on

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
500ml bottle: BBE Oct 15. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 6th Mar 15, during Scottish tasting session I had with myself. Blonde in name, golden in colour, the head a fast fading white covering. Not much in the nose, some mild maltiness with a whiff of hops below maybe. The taste however was fine, malty lead with a good bitter centre and finish. Toffee notes in the flavour, but not overly sweet. Decent and enjoyable: would be happy to drink this again and again, a good session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (2438) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle @ Bothy bar, Mac Donald Hotel, Kinlochleven. Bottle, 500ml. Golden colour, white foam. Medium body. Malty body with fruity aroma. Dry aftertaste. Some notes of citrus. Decent, nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (8371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours golden, nose is dull toffee, floral, taste is sweet, toffee, light, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (7786) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Cask at The Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014. Pours pale gold, thin white head. Light citrus aromas, light citrus taste. Good clean finish. Solid blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle from the Scottish Real Ale shop. Appearance - golden amber with a nice head. Nose - lemon and flowers going into custard. Taste - creamy lemon with barley water backdrop. Palate - light to medium bodied with a good creamy texture and a balanced dry finish. Overall - good ale. A lot of what I’m looking for in this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12170) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Claghaig Inn, Glen Coe, Highland, Scotland. Gold with white head. Sweetish, fruity, malty light beer, thin on the palate, some grainy notes and a hint of lemonade. It’s ok to its style but a little dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
Bottled (4.8%) Lightly hazy golden, faint head. Fruity, bready, medicinal nose. Mid sweet with light-medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Notes of coffee, lots of ripe fruits. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
welshwizard645 (20) - WALES - OCT 11, 2013
Golden in colour, citrusy and hoppy, quite more aromatic than many beers i have tried recently. Aroma translated to the taste and palate. Easy beer to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear medium orange yellow colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy and open, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity, earthy notes, butterscotch notes. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long to average duration, msoked, butter, sweet malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130405]

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