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Jarl - Fyne Ales Ltd

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BA SCORE
88
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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BartMcStout, Feb 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Bcolbert, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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?

ThisWangsChung, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is Fyne Ales' seasonal ale, launched in 2010. I had it at the Bon Accord pub in Glasgow, Scotland, from a cask. This review is from notes.

A: Cloudy yellow colour. Relatively thin head.

Sm: Grapefruit citrusy scent. Uncanny. Clan barley. Very appealing.

T: Smooth clean pen to balanced citrus grapefruit ester body. Built nicely for the style, which is best described as a blonde/golden hybrid. Doesn't fit neatly into any of beeradvocates' categories.

Mf: Adequately smooth to complement the flavour. The finish is nice.

Dr: I'd have it again. 4% ABV is nicely buried, though that isn't difficult to accomplish. Very drinkable. Would make a decent session beer.

kojevergas, Mar 08, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

dcmchew, Oct 25, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 500 ml brown bottle, abv listed as 3.8%. Pours out a hazed pale straw colour, tall frothy white head on the pour.

Sweet white grapefruit aroma is prominent on the nose, some mild spice, very faint biscuity malt.

Bright sweet grapefruit hops up front in the flavour, some spicy, leafy notes, clean light grainy malt on the finish.

Light bodied mouthfeel, smooth texture, low carbonation with a spritzy kick on the finish.

A mellower fix for hopheads craving some grapefruit citrus, as that's pretty much all that's going on here flavour-wise. On the flipside an assertively hoppy blonde ale.

IronDjinn, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

metter98, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

define333, Oct 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Hultkrantz, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

samEBC, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

PatGreer, Mar 31, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -4%
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.

charlatan, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

vinicole, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

MikeKSmith, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, 3.8% ABV, proclaiming itself a 'hoppy blond session ale'. The name seems to be a reference to an old term for a Scandinavian earl - all right then.

This beer pours a hazy, very pale golden straw hue, with two fingers of thin foamy, rocky white head, which renders a few patches of ECG pattern lace around the glass as it lazily settles. The aroma is of bitter, pithy grapefruit, lemon zest, some nice neutral tropical notes, and biscuity, white bready malt. Quite enticing.

First gulp is rather bracing - more bitter white grapefruit, sans fruit, sans sweetness. Further delving indicates that this sensation lingers for a little longer than expected, before welcoming a plain, grainy malt, more crackery than sweet in its lackluster balancing effort. A few other softer hop notes hang around as well, providing some leafiness and mild warming spice (it sure ain't the booze doing it...).

The bubbles are crisp, fine, and generally mild, the body medium-light in weight, a slight hoppy, frizzy edge eating into the overall smoothness. It finishes more off-dry than one would have anticipated at this point, the restrained grainy malt standing up for itself a tad more, amidst a somewhat waning, increasingly blended lemon/grapefruit bitterness.

A pretty tasty session beer, as generally promised. For the unsuspecting hophead, this is a pleasant boon. I don't know that I would drink a whole night's worth of this, but that's true of any hopped to the nuts offering. However, it would be super to have a few pints of this as a hop-fix start to an evening's pub proceedings.

biboergosum, Jan 06, 2012
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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

mick303, May 19, 2013
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Jarl from Fyne Ales Ltd
88 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.