Jarl | Fyne Ales Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fyne Ales Ltd
Scotland, United Kingdom
fyneales.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed for the first time in 2010 as a festival special for FyneFest, Jarl is a full on citrus experience and a cracking session beer. Jarl is single hopped with Citra, a vibrant and powerful American hop that gives the beer a very distinctive citrus flavour and aroma. Jarl was born out of an experiment with Citra, which was a rarely seen new variety of hop at the time, after our former Head Brewer Wil Wood got a tip off on its unique character and flavour profile.

Fyne Ales was one of the first breweries in the UK to use Citra in a brew and the results were fantastic. Jarl is now is our best selling beer and has won a number of prestigious awards, including being the current Champion Beer of Scotland. The area of Argyll is shrouded in Viking folklore and the name Jarl refers to the name of the Norwegian Earls (Jarls), who claimed many of the surrounding lands in the 12th century.

Added by kojevergas on 03-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of MisterBanks6
4.79/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A fantastic slightly low alcohol blonde at 3.8%. Very nice to enjoy any time but best served really chilled in a glass served with Black Bomber Cheddar. Hoppy with light bitter taste with some sweetness. Nothing too overpowering and is perfectly balanced. Clear citrus notes

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Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBass
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thommo_nk
2.98/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Sludgeman
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Pizzaria Paradiso - Georgetown.

I would have never classified this beer as an American Blonde Ale.

A - Pale yellow, straw colored, slight haziness with an off white one-finger head.

S - A subdued aroma with some grassy, slightly citrusy hops noticed.

T - A rather balanced beer, some faint off taste like an old keg of American lager.

MF - This is where the hops make themselves know. A dry hoppy finish full of citrus, grass and pine.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had it on the engine at Anker, a gastropub opened by the Publican people in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood.
It has been a few years since I had one pulled from the cask and I had forgotten that some ales seem softer pulled.
Jarl also Looks like a pulled ale, nice tight bubbles; albeit a blonde, and I'm used to more amber.
Smell is both the Citra and malt backbone. In the Taste, the balance continues... both sides play nice.
Feel, I find the hops linger too much. I'd like some juice from the malt to work its way back in.
OA: fine. But only one in a session because of the hop after-taste.

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Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JavierGC
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Martine
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakea
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NilocRellim
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy yellow colour. Smells of light, sweet malts, with a hint of earthy hops. Velvety mouthfeel and tastes a little sweet, with faint hops; just like it smells, very light overall.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flandoggie
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From XXXII. In Teku glass. After dinner. Very hoppy. citric. Watery buts its high bitterness hides it.

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Photo of louislouis91
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of psm90
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I don't understand the love for this one. It's very uninteresting to me. The malts are lightly sweet and thin, with a mellow hay flavour. Slightly citric, lemony hops - but again, there's no real depth or distinction here. If I was told this was a macro lager I would have agreed.

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Photo of dcbeers
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevinodonnell91
4.63/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought in bottle straight from the brewery. Taste is dominated by tobacco and citric hops flavours with citrus forming most of the smell. One of my absolute favourites and perfect session ale.

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Photo of bcrossan
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redleg411
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Jarl from Fyne Ales Ltd
3.84 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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