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Monday, 14 February 2011

Bridge of Allan Lomond Gold

This beer sampled at: The Three John Scotts, Lowgate, Hull

BREWED BY: Bridge of Allan Brewery, The Brewhouse, Queens Lane, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire FK9 4NY
AVAILABILITY: Generally available, all year round.
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 5.0% (1 pint = 2.8 UK units)
APPEARANCE: Very pale gold with a short-lived white bubbly head.
FLAVOUR: Not particularly highly hopped; the bitterness is mainly citrus in style, but this is overpowered almost entirely by the heavily floral sweetness. Sold as a blonde ale, this has all the characteristics of an India pale ale, the floral signature being almost pine like, and lingering on the palatte for a long time after the swallow.
APPEAL: OCCASIONAL. Slightly too floral for my liking, at the expense of the bitterness, though should appeal to those who prefer a flowery aromatic pale ale.

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