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


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2920) - 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 there’s 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 (1891) - 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 it’s relatively low abv. Always think this is more a pale ale than an IPA, it’s just hot hoppy enough. Stewart’s best-selling beer, and I can see why – much more preferable to Deuchars IPA. Just don’t order one thinking you’ll 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 it’s 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 (6311) - 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 (3404) - 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 (6704) - 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 (4030) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6314) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2009
Small offwhite creamy head. Pale yellow body with light carbonation. Light floral minty aroma. Dry minty floral taste with resiny notes. Mid-to-thin body. Mild, smooth mouthfeel. Dry mealy resiny aftertaste with floral papery notes. Quite nice, but a bit low on flavour. (0.25l cask, The Blue Blazer, Edinburgh.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (6201) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Cask @ The Blue Blazer, Edinburgh. Pours a light to medium yellow. Fruity, floral, light leafy hopsin the finish, watered down. very drinkable but flavor is lacking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RuneStumo (2240) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2009
19.09.2009, on tap at the Cloister, Edinburgh. Amber colour with white head. Low carbonation. Aroma is sweet malty with low bitterness. I dont think this should be named a IPA. Tastes nice and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11237) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Cask @ Bow Bar, Edinburgh.
Pours clear golden with a fine, creamy, white head. Aroma is grassy, some honey and pineapple. Light grainy malts. Light frothy mouthfeel, okay carbonation. Flavour has pine, crispy malts, fair hoppiness and a little pineapple. Super-long finish.

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