Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Munlochy, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland


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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
A true pale ale. The full body and rich gold colour comes from a blend of wheat, pale ale and crystal malts. Its floral and lime citrus nose is created by the extensive use of carefully selected New World aroma hops. The final stage of dry hopping then produces a rich berry flavour for a big refreshing, satisfying brew.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sissio (1521) - Orsenigo, ITALY - OCT 25, 2014
Clear golden amber, cream head Caramel, honey, malts, aromatic hops, perfectly balanced Perfect bitter ending, caramel, hops, wild honey and citruses, orange peel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (1467) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 25, 2015
Aroma: Rich, bready, toasty. Medium hoppy, fruity, apricots, peachy, berries. Appearance: Clear, light copper body. Small, off-white head. Good retention. Flavour: Medium bitterness. Medium maltiness. Medium high hops, citrus. Well balanced. Dry finish, lingering bitterness and fruitiness. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Hoppy, crisp and well balanced! Great aroma and taste. Higly recommended. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 10A. American Pale Ale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerheart65 (1501) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2012
Nice medium strong aroma has nuanced caramel malting and crisp citrus-pine hoppiness. Makes me wanna enjoy this aroma. Clear reddish amber, rocky big head. Taste has toffee and nuts, dark bread and hoppiness. Medium to full bodied, creamy soft feel, soft carbonation, sweet with dry and slightly bitter finish. Enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bathory (458) - Kverneland, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2013
Pours a hazy light copper colour with a good white head. Aroma of apricot, grass and some floral notes at the end. Caramel, peach, apricot and honey makes a good balanced taste. Really refreshing. Easy to drink, yet composed by quite a few different flavours. Soft carbonation, which makes the different tastes shine better through. Low bittermess for a pale ale, but this is the way I like it. Overall this was a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scottishchris (718) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Cask at The Cambridge Bar, Edinburgh. 5.2% rather than bottled 5.6% (according to the blackboard anyway). Pours crystal clear golden orange with good white head that lasts. Nice lacing. Nose of oranges, mango, citrus. Sweetish start, good carbonation. Slightly bitter finish, some hops. One of my favourite from Black Isle this was first time is tried it not out if a bottle. Really good, could've definitely had another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3858) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2012 Aroma: Clean aroma of fruity hops and cut grass.

Appearance: Clear amber body. Medium carbonation. Small, off-white head that gradually fades but leaves a reasonable amount of lacing.

Taste: Bitter grapefruit and peach flavours. Very hoppy and slightly peppery.

Palate: Medium body with a slick, oily texture. Average carbonation.

Overall: A delicious, fruity pale ale. In my opinion, one of Scotlands best, most underrated beers. Reminds me of a more tangy, spicy version of the brilliant Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. In my experience, its tastier in keg than in bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2012
0,33 Bottle from Systembolaget Torp. Pours clear amber with a nice three finger rocky head. Nice citrus and caramel aroma. Light sweetness, medioum bitterness and light sourness. Dry bitter taste with notes of grapefruit,orange. Very nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stuartyboy (1586) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle from the cave great Western Road Glasgow a hazy golden ale with strong fruit and hop aroma flavour is complex with some citrus fruit honey and peach and strong malt base gives real backbone to this lovely ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mattman522 (34) - New York, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Really good pale ale. Isn't trying to be a light IPA if anything it tastes like a pilsner and feels like an ale. Citrus and pine but no tannin and no skunk. Great summer ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4433) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2011
0.33l bottle from Systembolaget Passagen, Stockholm. This one pours a clouded copperish body with a small fading big bubbly and sidesticking just off-white head. The first thing I get in the aroma is lots of chocolate! Strange thing to put in a pale ale. Also nice fruity tones, caramel, ripe berries and lots of sweet malts. Nice aroma. Average carbonated with a rich and surprisingly thick and almost oily mouthfeel. Sweet and malty flavors quite elegantly balanced by fruity and dry hops. Hints of strawberries and peaches. Ends light dry. This one impressed me. A good APA!

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