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Traditional Scottish Ales Big Blonde

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Black Wolf
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Stirling, Scotland

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big Vivacious Blonde full of life, alerting the taste buds to the passionate, zestful spirit of the beer from the citra hop and Safale yeast. Bursting with grapefruit and peach flavours it will leave your mouth screaming for more.


ianwelby's rating

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ianwelby (411) - - JUN 1, 2013
(Bottle) Lively golden beer. Head quickly disappeared. Fruity aroma. Taste is a slightly sour one with a very faint edge of hop. Its a bit bland and watery to be honest.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrJamesMcEwan (35) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy, golden colour, with low carbonation & very little head. Aroma of butterscotch and faint lemon. Medium bodied, malted beer. Taste is malty sweet, very fruity and dry finish. A lovely refreshing, very easy drinking summer beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4003) - Troms, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
New Oxford, Salford 22 Jan 13. Gylden. Lavt skum. Beskjeden fruktaroma. Vassen smak. Antydning til fjs. Lite annet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (2099) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Edinburgh. This is a hazy pale straw coloured beer with a strong malty flavour, toffee and citrus notes with a very dry fruity finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
allmyvinyl (2802) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear yellow gold, little to no head. Smells of hay, butterscotch and soap. Lord only knows where the citra went. I imagine it was filtered and pasteurised out of existence. Watery and dull, bordering on offensive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9961) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from Tesco in Dingwall, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. Gold with white head. Lively blonde beer, there was a tangy bitter lemon note with a background grapefruit flavour. Crisp and fresh throughout the beer, really quite enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (513) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 26, 2013
Aroma: Fresh bread, peach, honey Appearance: Slightly hazy pale yellow body. Small white long-lasting head. Lacing. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, medium-sweetness. Initially bitter upfront, then the sweetness kicks in, but still leaving a lingering bitterness. Medium hop flavours. light tart. Dry finish. Fruity, each, guava, Palate: Medium body. soft but active carbonation. Overall: I find this to be a lovely beer. Well balanced, but still taking you on a roller-coaster ride of flavours. Amazing! To be a "true" blond ale, it has to be sweeter, but I would rather they change the name than change the beer! 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre 6B. Blonde Ale

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
davensteve (12) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
Lively citrus beer. Starts punchy but ends flat. Has nice light andcrisp notes but all together poor beer

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2013
On cask at Dead Poets Inn, Holbrook. Pours golden, fruity but overly so, syrup maybe. A dry finish. Its only April and Im now bored of average golden ales!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (365) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle pours a clear light gold with a slender head. Aroma of malt and lemon. Taste of malt citrus and mild bitterness. A pleasant drinkable ale.


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