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

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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottled; Regular.

A full-on citrus experience. Light and golden, a perfect ale for whiling away the hours on a sunny day.

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dunk76 (2) - - MAY 12, 2013 does not count
fantastic. complex, light, a little yeasty but not too much. a really gorgeous drink, especially for a summer’s day but in general anyday. love it.

4.7
johnblack03 (4) - USA - JUL 28, 2010 does not count
An absolute behemoth of a Pale Ale. Hopheads will flock to this one.Golden straw coloured and slightly smaller brother of Hurricane Jack but only in alcohol. If anything even more citrus,apricot on the nose and palate. As good a beer brewed in Scotland ever - at 4.0%. Wonderful stuff.

4.6
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2010 Cask at GBBF 2010, 3rd Aug 2010. Bright gold with a lacy white head. Wonderful floral, grapefruit nose. Every time I ran a mouthful round my mouth I got more from it - tons of peach and nectarine. Awesomely fresh tasting. Great dry citrus finish. Perfect weight. Sublime stuff, UK beer of the festival for me. I think I must have caught it at just the right time.

4.5
MartinT (9851) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2016 My Bottom Line:
Crisp and balanced, this snappy Golden Ale seduces through its spicy, herbal and citrusy hops dallying in a lean and bubbly mouthfeel not unlike a good Kellerbier.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A foam mushroom laces atop the very pale blond.
-Malts provide haystack allusions, perfect to support the judicious hoppiness.
-This was obviously very drinkable and satisfying as a session beer.
-This is as absolutely lovely served from a cask as it is from the bottle, although both mouthfeels are obviously different. Great job Fyne Ales!

Bottles on cask at Craft Beer Co., Brighton.

4.5
Sockamania (43) - - JUL 13, 2013
A really nice golden beer. Passion nose (!) that is very flavoursome and very tasty. Perfect for all occassions.

4.4
Rincewind (3) - USA - AUG 13, 2010 does not count
Cask at Bow Bar beer festival. Lovely drop of beer if you love a hoppy mouth feel. Could have supped this all day but.....

4.4
mark1969 (38) - edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2012
very good nose. hint of lemon and light pine resin . a lovely light malt flavour with full hop profile .very fresh flavours .excellent blond finished beer with gentle haze. soft carbonation.

4.4
Grzesiek79 (4276) - Radom, POLAND - APR 28, 2015
Bardzo bardzo aromatyczne piwo. Zapach swierzo dojzalych pomaranczy, cytryn i innych cytrusow. Piana srednia ale trwala. Kolor jasny, zlocisty i klarowny. W smaku lekkie ale goryczkowe i cytrusowe. Doskonale wytrawne i cytrusowe. To dominujace wrazenia. Bardzo dobre szkockie Ale. Polecam

4.4
scotty (1199) - SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons. Lovely looking beer, clean golden colour with a long lasting white head...nice lacework. Hops abound on the nose and palate, the 3.8 abv makes for a refreshing session brew that I’d be more than happy to quaff a few of, lovely stuff!

4.4
radassace (299) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy light amber with a small white head. Lovely citrus,floral,honey and grainy bread notes on the nose. Goes down smooth and a rush of carbonation pushes around some pretty vibrant flavours for a light ale ! Lemon up front mellowing into a nice malty, floral honey and finishing with some bitter hops and grapefruit peel. Unbelievably refreshing and tasty. Surprised me this one as I don’t really get on with beers under 4% haha ;-D


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