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Brewed by Arran
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Isle of Arran, Strathclyde, Scotland


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Status uncertain.
NOTE: The bottled version of this beer is simply the Blonde in a smaller bottle.
Blonde Premium Beer is a product of its place. It combines substance with zest and freshness. Brewed from only pure water and natural ingredients, ab Blonde goes down refreshingly smoothly time after time.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mr_h (5142) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2013
Cask by handpump at Twa Dugs, Ayr - golden ale with a slight haze, good bubbly off-white head, sour malty aroma, no lacing, thin bodied, sour citrus flavour, near the end of the cask, consider a re-rate

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (4610) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2011
Cask @The Caley Sample Rooms, Edinburgh. Resin tropical fruit aroma. Golden Amber colour, reasonable head. Resin vegetable malt flavour. Sour aftertaste. Very disappointing.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
tombyars (1656) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2011 Sampled this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in August 2011. Handpump, hazy pale amber in colour with a thin off white head. Poor aroma with yeasty bread and wet cardboard evident. Thin insipid mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a poor malt base of yeasty dough, slight trickle of diluted lime juice but boiled cabbage comes to the fore and dominates the flavour. Slight hint of hop resins in the very short aftertaste but easily lost. Finish is poor and insipid with sweaty socks, slight washing up liquid and strained liquid from overcooked vegetables leave a terrible taste in the mouth. Really disappointed with this and it must rank as the worst beer from the Arran portfolio. Avoid this at all costs.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2011
Cask at the Caley. Murky amber, medium head. Lemon detergent nose, not nice. Bready soapy front, was ok to start with, becomes horrific. Dry finish. Bleeeeh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2011 On cask at The Caley. A cloudy golden ale with a decent white head. Some lemon sourness on the nose. A bready yeast flavour with barley and lemon. Quite dry and thin. A lingering soapy, detergent finish. I preferred the blonde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4521) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 14, 2010
Cask @ Bon Accord. Slightly hazy yellow colour, white head. Aroma is light malted and citrus. Flavour is malty, citrus, and a bit sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (22695) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2010
At the risk of this being the arran blone ... i added it as different pump clib and 1%abv diff ... golden yellow thin white head almost lemon sour nose ... soft fruits ... tart lemon in back of throat ... light bitter lingr .

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