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Jarl - Fyne Ales Ltd

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BA SCORE
88
very good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%


Brewed by:
Fyne Ales Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kojevergas on 03-08-2011)
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Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this earlier today at the The Bruce Festival 2011 in Dunfermline which I should add is a medeival festival in honour of Robert The Bruce. Despite not being a beer festival it still manged to have twenty cask ales on tap all served via gravity. Result!

Super big foamy head with a pure crystal golden look. Ripe yet ripe citric nose.
Begins with a dry citric bitterness which leads to a sweet middle before it is again surrounded with all that long clinging bitterness. Amazing how this relatively light bodied beer so effortlessly supports such a complex drink.
Concludes with a beautiful long delicious Citra bitterness that is both satisfying and chewy.
Just stunning. Can't believe more people aren't singing this beer's praises. Without a doubt the best kept 'secret' in the Scottish beer scene.

Serving type: cask

08-28-2011 18:49:31 | More by Zimbo
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-31-2014 02:17:04 | More by PatGreer
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charlatan

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: cask

03-20-2014 20:35:56 | More by charlatan
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Shroud0fdoom

Maryland

4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

*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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 21:49:07 | More by Shroud0fdoom
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BartMcStout

Belgium

3/5  rDev -25.6%

02-09-2014 09:23:04 | More by BartMcStout
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Bcolbert

Ireland

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

01-06-2014 17:41:38 | More by Bcolbert
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 22:01:07 | More by EmperorBevis
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

11-09-2013 15:36:00 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-06-2013 12:08:17 | More by vinicole
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samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

09-29-2013 11:05:46 | More by samEBC
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Brewer1980

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-09-2013 13:43:56 | More by Brewer1980
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Graeme24

Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-07-2013 10:31:42 | More by Graeme24
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-17-2013 14:47:53 | More by Hultkrantz
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: cask

05-19-2013 09:29:40 | More by mick303
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Hanglow

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-11-2013 10:53:03 | More by Hanglow
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innominat

Ireland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-04-2013 14:00:40 | More by innominat
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-27-2012 13:58:20 | More by mdagnew
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 20:39:10 | More by seanyfo
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Rossie1980


4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: cask

09-24-2012 23:17:28 | More by Rossie1980
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fionn13

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-25-2012 17:56:26 | More by fionn13
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 00:56:57 | More by beer2day
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 07:28:29 | More by CwrwAmByth
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gushov

Germany

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-15-2012 13:57:33 | More by gushov
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gravity halfpint at the Euston Tap; ABV listed at 3.9%, fwiw.

A: Clear pale gold body topped by a thin but remarkably solid, clumpy white head. Good retention and lacing. Nice.

S: Very fresh, light, and appealing Citra aroma: grapefruit, orange, and pineapple. Terrific.

T: Juicy, citrus fruit, and tons of it. So good, so juicy, so tasty. Amazing.

M: Smooth, lively light-to-medium body. Very delicate.

O: What a great session beer! I could drink this by the gallon.

Cheers!

Serving type: cask

03-30-2012 15:51:50 | More by woosterbill
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Hewsinator

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-26-2012 00:29:59 | More by Hewsinator
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Jarl from Fyne Ales Ltd
88 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.