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


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (2061) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2011
Cask. Pours golden with a meidum head. Some sweetness, but very thin overall.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2011
Cask at Teviot, also at Cloisters. Orange/golden amber with a small frothy white head. Light bready grain on the nose. Palate is dry, bready malts and hint of zest with a dry finish. Perfectly drinkable, if unexciting session.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2012 Regular cask at Cloisters. A golden ale with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel, musty honey and yeast. Flavours of musty honey and yeast again with some barley. Very dry finish. Not my favourite (5,3,5,2,12). Also had this pulled through a Hopinator at the Scottish Real Ale Festival, 2012. Pours a pale blonde colour with a fair white head. Lemon and pine hop aroma and flavours with a cereal-like malty character also. A little thin. Reminds me of hoppy boiled wort (6,3,6,1,16).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7394) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Cask-conditioned at Thomsons, Edinburgh 7/06/2011. Deep gold in colour with a slight white head. Slightly jammy citrus fruit, creamy malts and a dry finish with a trace of lime. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 Re-rating. Was a bit of a hard marker the last time. It pours beautifully and thereís lovely dried fruit on the nose this time. Overall, a well balanced palate and very tasty. Previous rating 07/03/11 6/3/6/3/12 = 3 Slightly muesli on the nose. A light golden ale in appearance. Grainy on the palate and a tiny amount of grapefruit on the finish. Average structure and texture. A good ale that is balanced but not as exciting as their other brews. Re-rate from 5 litre keg (first rate was 2.5). This beer opitimises balance!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2011 [cask at the Blue Blazer, Edinburgh] Nice golden colour with a decent head. Dry and hoppy with a decent range of flavour for itís relatively low abv. Always think this is more a pale ale than an IPA, itís just hot hoppy enough. Stewartís best-selling beer, and I can see why Ė much more preferable to Deuchars IPA. Just donít order one thinking youíll get something from the Pacific NorthWest - this is a session-strength British IPA all the way (i.e. a golden ale with a few more hops in) [17082008] re-rate 03032011 - an early Stewart rating, on reflection itís just too insipid to merit a 3.5 - re-rating to 3.1 although my comments still hold

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (7800) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2010
On cask drank with Craig and Andrew. Pours a cloudy copper with a thick cask head. The aroma is light fruit, some aromatic floral hops. The flavor is very nice; a smooth creamy palate with some fruit, light bitterness, dry and mellow. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (4056) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 Cask @ Bon Accord & mini cask @ home. Mild hoppy aroma. Clear golden amber colour. Honey resin flavour with lingering sweet biscuit aftertaste. Watery texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (8499) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
Cask at the Halfway House, Edinburgh. Very pale gold color. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Quite flavorful, ranging towards the dry side. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (4307) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2009
Cask @ Bon Accord. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of vegetable hops,some malts. Flavour has a strong biscuit malts taste.

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