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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available filtered in bottle.
A golden, straw coloured bitter, brewed with Cascade hops adding a flinty, grapefruit aroma that is deliciously refreshing.

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3.1
unstablefable (233) - SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2013
Pours clear golden with a large frothy white head, aroma is citrus, cascade is dominate, light cereals, taste is more sweet cereals with a tangy underlay.

3
Nilz (511) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle pours a nice clear gold with a skim persistent head. Aroma sweet with pleasant hops predominately. Taste is clean bitterness with more hops some citrus as well. Overall rather pleasant.

2.2
batneil (719) - - DEC 26, 2012
I tried this a few times, but it never delivered. It wasn’t awful, it just tasted like it had gone off - slightly flat, and funny tasting.

3.2
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2012
500ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
Lovely fruity aroma, really light and sweet, there is some childhood sweetie memory there, something tangy and zingy. Slightly watery palate, but I guess this is only a 4% golden, I wouldn’t expect anything heavier (but it is certainly possible). Refreshing body, well balanced bready malts and citrussy hops. Gently sweet, but not sugary. Very pleasant organic graininess, much more character than a typical blond. Quality brew.

3.2
ianwelby (1392) - SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Clear, light copper ale with a foamy head. Hoppy aroma with a hint of citrus. The taste reflects the aroma, hoppy with a sharp citrus edge leaving a slightly hoppy aftertaste on the tongue. Very nice but the taste isn’t especially strong.

3.4
jaghana (6070) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle 50cl, a clear copper beer with medium head. Nose is on aromatic hops such as grapefruit and resin. Aroma is very nice on aromatic hops such as grass, resin, almond, good bitterness too.Vanilla and almond like finish, good stuff.

2.5
motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2012
Bottled, an old rating. Lightly hazed golden with a short-lived head; aroma of lolly water; slightly musty with notes of white grape and sherbet; underwhelming finish

3.3
Svesse (8601) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm) Golden colour with creamy, off-white head. Fruity nose with notes of citrus, tropical fruit, passion-fruit and biscuity malt. Fruity taste with citrus, tropical fruit, biscuity malt, hints of yeast and a gentle, lemony bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a balanced sweetness. Quite nice.

3.6
Sarpa (1572) - FINLAND - SEP 1, 2012
bottle 50cl @ home pours clear golden with a white head. aroma of hops, citrus, grass. citrus, gooseberry flavor. nice, well balanced

3.3
stravale (3065) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - AUG 14, 2012
Cask @ Golden Rule, Edinburgh
Golden light amber, crystal clear, thin white head, some lacing.
Aroma - pale golen fairly sweet malts, pale fruits, light apricot, soft citrus, soft floral
Taste - pale golden malts, soft pale fruits, apricot, restrained citrus hops, some floral notes, some creamy golden malt, soft cereal
Palate - soft carb, thinnish body but a bit oily and viscous...light bittersweet palate. Finish - moderate bitter lingering light zesty hops
Overall - Quite a good ale - it’s improved when it was nothing special a while back


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