Organic Blonde | Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd

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Brewed by:
Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-14-2004

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Photo of Sexmortus
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hdtrice
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Black Isle "Blond Lager." Rated from notes taken in Edinburgh in September 2015.


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Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of louislouis91
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crewfan1952
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dzu
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.17/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Foley67
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poupae
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redleg411
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VitorDamasceno
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Dentist666
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%

Pours clear light golden beer with decent white head, retention is ok,aroma of pale malts and grassy-floral hops. Taste of biscuit malts, citrus and honey, nice and delicate hop bitterness. Light body and soft carbonation. Excellent organic craft lager.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Schmoog
4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of mick303
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a solid head of soapy foam, colour is a light, yellow straw gold. Shows pretty good retention, and good lacing.

Smell has a lot of fruity malt. Bready malts, bitternes is there, kind of woody. Slight grapefruit/orange note. Malt is a bit stale but otherwise good.

Taste has a semisweet citrus and fruity start. Berries and a subtle sweet malt. Quite smooth as more biscuit malt comes. Finish is quite dry, and clean. Nicely balanced and for what it is the flavour is pretty solid and tastes good.

Light body, with enough carbonation for a refreshing session ale. On the light side, a bit bland, but it drinks relatively smoothly, quite drinkable, finishes pretty well.

This is a nice beer for the style, light, pretty tasty, flavourful. Not amazing, but it gets the job done and is a nice session beer that I might pick up again if I see it. Well made stuff.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

£1.70 from Tesco for 500ml:
Golden colour with a centimetre tall, bubbly white head on top and a clear body. Retention is not bad, it only reduces a fraction in the opening minutes.

Biscuit and grain with a grassy hops aroma and a few malts thrown in as well. It is quite floral and refreshing with a few mild fruits and a little citrus too.

Biscuit malts, grassy hops and some light apple to begin, there is also some grain and grassy hops in there along with some mild fruit and a touch of citrus from the nose.

Medium bodied with carbonation about the same, the beer is refreshing and it feels slightly creamy too with a light bitter finish.

A nice lager taste with some light malts and a few fruits coming through as well that managed to give it a little bit of depth and something slightly different. This was one that went down fairly well and would make a good session lager.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of charlatan
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Maybe I've got the wrong end of the stick but surely a blonde is an ale rather than a lager and thus this could be wrongly categorised? Looked on their website and even they don't seem to be clear which it is!

One day beyond BBE (bäst före) date (from lot #093). Initially thick head quickly subsided to thick rim with a few attached floaters. The beer is straw coloured and slightly cloudy. The nose is citric (basically lemon) and somewhat yeasty. The beer itself is insubstantial with a light lemony taste and fairly pleasant but rather dry hoppy finish. Fairly decent for a blonde: it would be easy to drink industrial quantities of this but I don't really see the point. That sums up blondes for me, never mind euro pale lagers...

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Photo of Cozzatoad
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle

A- Light golden colour. Two fingers white head with very big bubbles than soon recedes to a half finger, nicely persistent surface cover. Moderate lacing

S- Grainy and biscuity malts with some herbal noble hop notes in the back and a grapefruit undernote. Soft and fresh at the same time

T- Sweet biscuity malts with light honey and apple background notes, as well as the slightest hint of earthyness. A bit of a citric rind and some pleasantly refreshing floral notes from the hops. Finishes with a touch of clean, refreshing bitterness

M- Light in body and also quite light in carbonation, which just brings a bit of a soft texturing. Watery but nicely smooth and pleasantly light feel

O- Amazingly drinkable and nicely refreshingly. A quite interesting and satisfying lager

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Zimbo
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

If a smell can be described as 'smooth' then this must be it. And there's a light whiff of grapefruit as well. Golden sparkle in the glass with some pretty decent desnish head retention.
Smooth to the taste, medium bodies with a degree of fattish malt on the tongue which gives it a rather mundane start until the hops creep up at the end on the end of the palate.
Gentle and nice but the malt dominance diminshes the potential into something more delicate and less challenging than it could be.

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Organic Blonde from Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 30 ratings