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Brewed by Fyne Ales
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Cairndow, Argyll, Scotland

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A pale version of the Vital Spark.

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4.4
robinvboyer (4608) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
Very very pale pour, geez, looks like bud light! Impressive hop aroma. Light citrus, light pine. Greatlight pale malts. Awesome hoppy finish. Wow i wish i had this available all the time. Quite possibly one of the best session ales ive had.

4.4
MiSiU (22) - Bosutow, POLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Clear bright pale beer. Small head that quickly reduces to tiny layer staying till the end and marking the glass. Fruity, hoppy aroma (tropical fruit like). Very light and refreshing beer with adequate bitternes to make it a great refreshing drink.

4.1
Bullit (4581) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2011
Cask @ 3 Judges. Light golden colour, off-white head. Aroma is lemon, a bit grassy. Flavour is malty, medium bodied, lemon, citrus. Well hopped. Fairly bitter. Excellent drinkable.

4.1
ladnewton (1937) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
Cask at the Wenlock Arms, London on 13th February 2011. Pale gold with thin white vanishing head. Lemon citric aroma, touch of ginger. Vibrant kick of grassy hoppiness with late bitter flash; citric aftertaste with floral notes. Light mouthfeel.

4.1
MartinT (9852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 My Bottom Line:
This smashing Golden Ale’s crunchy cereals and citrusy hops merge for a simple and highly effective session brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam lasts atop the misty hay blond.
-This is as great a quencher as their Jarl is. Great job!
-The crispness and hop character combine for maximal drinkability.
-There are so few light Golden Ales of this caliber around here. I’d have this (or Jarl) in the fridge all the time if I could.
-Hops also add herbal, spicy nudges once in a while.

Bottles.

4.1
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2011
Goûté au petit pub européen au mondial de la bière 2011 à Montréal. Contenant anodin, contenu exceptionnel.

4.1
jamestulloch (4063) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2017 Bottle. Clear golden body with a lasting white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of lemon, biscuit and orange. Flavour of tangerine, minerals and lime. Thin to medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Fruity and well balanced. One of my go-to beers.

4.1
jfb (6232) - GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
(cask) pours a clear golden colour with a creamy white head. aroma of lime zest, subtle vanilla, herbal hops, light pineapple and tangerine, slightly resinous, with a hint of tropical fruit and caramel. flavour is mostly the same, light straw, heavy tropical fruit and herbal hops, with a semi-dry medium-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation. a perfect session ale.

4.1
Benzai (15460) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah @ weekly tasting. Clear yellow color, small white head. Nice aroma of hops, lightly malts, a bit floral, lightly blossom. Taste lightly malts, lightly tropical fruits, hops, fresh, lightly peach, nicely bitter. Very nice beer, absolutely lovely!

4.1
Christos (5694) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
500 ml bottle into a Guinness pint, ABV 4.4% Bright golden yellow colour on the body, mostly clear, with a thin snow white head on top, thin but with very good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass as it collapses. Aroma is very citrusy with lime leaves, lemon zest, hops. Taste also very citrusy and refreshing, lemon peel, lime leaves, a bit of wheat and its sweetness to balance it, light fruity and quite bitter with a very long duration. Medium thin body, good carbonation and very dry on the palate. Overall a great beer, perhaps the best golden ale I’ve had till now.


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