Jarl - Fyne Ales Ltd
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3.3/5 rDev -17.3%
Massive props to Shroud0fdoom for splitting a bottle of this with me! 11.2 oz bottle served in a little taster at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore. From notes.
A: Pours a golden color. There's a small white head with only a modicum of lacing left behind.
S: Not too fresh, to be fair. Still, there are some nice notes to be found: there's a vivid aroma of confectioner's sugar, in particular. Some lesser tones of grapefruit also appear. I'll still say it's superior to a lot of old IPAs, though (and this is just a 3.8% golden ale!)
T: It starts with a nice, grassy bitterness. There's just enough sweet malt to balance it - I'm definitely getting a slight sugar cookie vibe. Due to its age, some of the vibrant tropical notes are lost. It's still a fine beer regardless.
M: Give this brewery credit: they made a 3.8% beer seem almost substantial. The lightness and the dryness is still there, but the dinkiness isn't. Carbonation seems well controlled.
O: The only thing drinking this accomplished was making me desire a fresh keg/bottle. Good God, imagine how tasy this would be fresh. Not only is that going to be hard here in the good ol' United States of 'Murica, but what are the chances I'll be at Max's with a fresh Jarl keg again?
07-14-2014 06:49:31 | More by ThisWangsChung
3.73/5 rDev -6.5%
Cask at The Black Sheep, Dublin, Ireland
A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high creamy bright white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a short had and a thick coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—grapefruit seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of citrus, but these seem to be a bit muted. The hops lend a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit creamy and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a pleasant English IPA that works well on cask and is also very easy to drink.
06-23-2014 15:35:37 | More by metter98
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.81/5 rDev -4.5%
Half pint at 'spoons in Helensburgh.
Very pale coloured beer with a slightly greenish hue and a brilliant (but not splendid) white head. It has a wonderful herbal to pine resin nose. This aroma has my mouth watering which is particularly unusually with 'spoons casks offerings.
It is lsightly watery to start and somewhat dry to finish until oily hops form a decent residue on the tongue. This beer is all about the hops (as per the nose) and there is only the very faintest hint of something biscuity. The hops begin piney/herbal with the pine gradually giving way to the mint.
It seemed quite hard on the stomach (rather early in the day for me to be drinking), and is highly recommended but more as a sipper than a session beer despite the relatively low abv.
03-20-2014 20:35:56 | More by charlatan
4.41/5 rDev +10.5%
*11.2 Oz Bottle*
So my hunt for Jarl was concluded. I went to Max's of Friday and grabbed a couple of bottles of this. Well time for the beer! This beer pours perfect blonde. Not witbier blonde, but nice golden blonde. The head was small but what was there was a nice shade of white. Ok, looks good so far! This smells amazing! There is grapefruit pith, lemon, and hints of stone fruits and papaya. There is a nice herbal tea note in there as well. Ok, time for me to devour! Heavy grapefruit, with lemon zest and a hint of lime. Herbal tea and papaya toward the finish. Very, very nice! Malts are there to help sweeten the hops, barely. Yet enough to balance the body of the brew. This finishes dry with subtle bitterness. The feel on this Beaut is light with ample amounts of carbonation.
Overall: I had this at Max's by sheer chance. It was a random pour and it blew my socks off. A man I met and had conversations with said that this is what brewing is all about. Making beers that are quality and making them sessional. This beer is a winner to me. This brew is Recommended.
03-10-2014 21:49:07 | More by Shroud0fdoom
United Kingdom (England)
4.31/5 rDev +8%
Received with many thanks from Zimbo
Bright lemon Jelly/jello body with big frothy white head that halves but still leaves a healthy amount
Big Hoppy aromas big sweet fruitiness that isn't quite lemon isn't quite grapefruit
with just slight elements of brewing coppers
There is a lot going on with the taste
but most important is it is all complementary
grapefruit, blood orange and malt all superbly tart, no trace of the sweetness of the aroma all warmed to a lingering yeasty bitterness with such a strong hoppiness that it almost becomes menthol.
Big flavours but low abv and spritely carbonation makes a beer that is easy to sink
slates thirst and could be consumed in a very merry session.
12-11-2013 22:01:07 | More by EmperorBevis
4.04/5 rDev +1.3%
Light gold colour with good lacing. Smell is fruity and floral, citrus, crisp maltiness, apple esters, nice. Taste is again fruity and floral, very flavourful session ale. Light maltiness, light bodied but well balanced floral flavour character. Body is firm crisp and light, a tasty session ale as it as meant to be, but not the most flavourful or exciting beer of the day.
05-19-2013 09:29:40 | More by mick303
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.18/5 rDev +4.8%
50cl bottled poured into wine glass
BBE July 2013
A- Cloudy straw blonde body with 2 finger creamy head. Head retention and lacing both very good.
S- Grapefruits, lemon, pepperiness.
T- Grapefruit bitter hoppiness upfront with a peppery note coming through. A nice zesty/touch sweet lemon note coming into the strong hoppy finish. However i feel its lacking a malty sweet dimension, but to be honest, thats being picky.
M- Moderate/lively carbonation and medium body.
D- Looks and smells great. Great hop complexity on the palate, just lacks a touch of a malty dimension for me. Tasty stuff.
12-03-2012 20:39:10 | More by seanyfo
4.15/5 rDev +4%
Fresh on cask in Fisherman's, Broughty Ferry.
One of the many ales now trying to entice the lager drinker. Hopefully it will work!
Bright, fresh straw colour. crystal clear.
Nice and hoppy bitter tang.
Great session beer. Better than Bitter and Twisted.
09-24-2012 23:17:28 | More by Rossie1980
4.48/5 rDev +12.3%
Purchased at the Baker's Corner off-license in Dun Laoghaire.
Light yellow pour with a decent amount of haze. 1-finger of light cream head. Very little in the way of retention and only light lace.
Nose is very nice. Pineapple-grapefruit mix from the hops with a light straw note to back that up. Well done.
Taste is also very well done. More pineapple than grapefruit, with notes of orange citrus and a bit of apricot for a light sourness. Great flavor, especially for a lighter abv.
Feel is right on, not too heavy but thick enough for the hop flavor.
This would not be that remarkable a beer, but for only 3.8% this is fantastic. Wish I had picked up more of these.
07-31-2012 00:56:57 | More by beer2day
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.35/5 rDev +9%
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a lovely looking cloudy golden colour, which has a great fresh look to it. It has a nice lively head.
Smells very fresh and quite fruity and hoppy like an IPA.
Tastes reflects the smell, very hoppy but not overpoweringly so, with a good balance to it. That said it is very tangy and fruity, and extremely moreish.
Overall quite a remarkable beer, especially for such a nice abv.
05-09-2012 07:28:29 | More by CwrwAmByth
Jarl from Fyne Ales Ltd
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