Brewed by Stewart (UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Regular.
A golden dry ale, with slight fruit tones and a moderate bitterness. Fresh hop cones are added in four stages to contribute a more complex character, resulting in an easy to drink ale that offers refreshment with a little extra spice.
Hops: Magnum, Styrian Golding, Challenger
Malt: Maris Otter, Wheat

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lonick (1579) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2016
Cask @Cloisters, Edinburgh. Pours golden, thick-ish white head. Nose is great, caramel, cereal, slight floral, citrus fruits, biscuit, slight lemon, complex and lush. Taste is slightly sweeter than i was expecting from the nose and not as good as i was expecting, also thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2016
On cask at Guilford Arms pours a clear orange with some creamy white head. Nose has yeast, orange, lemon, light cracker. Flavor has the same grist and dough and yeast, light candy, some tea. Finishes dry. Solidm

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heidbummer (269) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Pint at the Starbank. Pours gold with creamy head. Subtle hops on nose. Some bitterness but smooth. A good alternative to Deuchars. Sessionable easy drinking, not challenging but not meant to be. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dunc1981 (36) - - OCT 19, 2015
Quite a fresh-tasting IPA, not too bitter, and enough going on in the palate to be interesting. In a pub which featured mainly standard mainstream fare, such as Stella, Carling or Peroni, this one was a very welcome sight/taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4338) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2015
A "Premium pale ale" from a cask pour at the West End pub in Pitterween, Fife. Slightly hazy with an average cask pale ale head. Medium light body with light carbonation. Nearly as hoppy as a APA. Not earthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Godfather50 (197) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2015
Pint after glorious pint at Val and Jonnies wedding Camus Darrach. Cask ale true IPA, nice hop, good colour, good bitterness. Nothing to complain about here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Weefannybaws (130) - Barrhead, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Pint in the Bull Inn, Paisley. Light golden ale with slight head. Hints of citrus on the nose. Not much in the way of flavour. Bland. May go well with crisps or nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (6394) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Cask pint in The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh on 25th Oct 2014. Is this the new Deuchars? Seems to be all over Edinburgh, just like Deuchars used to be. Clear golden body with a good, well formed white head. The nose was toasted/roasted biscuity malts with some lemon and grapefruit esters. The taste was more bitter than the nose suggested, still a malt presence but the citrus notes from the aroma seemed to take over somewhat. Nicely put together and although a little too citrusy for me it went down well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2014
growler from brewerys. goolden blond... small white head ... ligth floral hop.. dry fruits. ..dry hash hop ... dusty fruits.. long bitter finish
Earlier Rating: 5/1/2007 Total Score: 3.4
pale yellow, with a sharp hop nose, and a fresh clean light fruit flavour and clean palate

major wier ... amarillo dh... light haze amber and hop flowers(i got a taste as im gonna miss it overweekend).... soft sweet grapefruit ... ligt lemon nose.... clean ... light zezty clean and fresh ... juicy orange ...quite grapefruit ..... light bitter ... and wow it great chewing on the flowers .... zezty bitter .... 3.7

special edition for 30 days of IPA ... cask at counting house ,... golden amber ... big white head ... soft floral hop ... juicy soft nose ... again soft floral hop ... low bitterness ... light creamy malts ... soft orange ... light and easy ... big floral finish. 3.5

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4801) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Growler from Stewart’s Brewery, Loanhead - hazy golden, bubbly off-white head, fruity, orange aroma, intermittent lacing, orange, citrus flavour, very aggressively hopped, bitter, good carbonation, prolonged bitter hop finish
Earlier Rating: 6/14/2010 Total Score: 4.2
Hand pump at Last Post, Paisley on Friday 28 May 2010 - very pleasant sweet golden ale of relatively low alcohol content - an excellent session beer

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