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Jarl - Fyne Ales Ltd

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88
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | 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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3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
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?

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3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

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3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Best before 2/2015.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, earth, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- This one pours a hazed light gold color, that has tinges of brown and yellow hues....the head isn't that impressive....it didn't provide anything other than a patchwork in the middle of the liquid that looks like Antarctica. The lacing is alright I suppose, with thin wisps of foam that eventually slide back into the glass. Carbonation appears to be mild as well....nothing special overall.

S- Dried grains are prominent, along with some zesty spice blended in. Milder aromas include citrus fruits, malt and cedar. The finish of the aroma spectrum is of leafy hop cones.

T- Very citrusy indeed, and it's strong through and through! There is an Earthy quality about it too that tastes of juniper, pine, and cedar, as mentioned before. The finish is hopped up pretty well and has a freshness to it that many brews don't carry. This is all balanced out with some subtle yet biscuit like malts.

M/O- This is a light bodied, crisp and refreshing ale....the carbonation is zingy and the flavors carry through from start to finish well! I find the overall state of this beer to be fresh and it seems to be made of high quality ingredients! I think this is a highly drinkable ale that is really well suited for hot weather and would be a great palate cleanser when had with a spicier dish. I like it and would most likely get this again and recommend it!

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3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Jarl from Fyne Ales Ltd
88 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.