Black Isle Brewery, Black Isle, Scotland
Firstly I'm expecting big things from this beer. Black Isle is probably my favourite brewery at the moment and I'm a huge fan of thier 'Red Kite Ale'. I'm also a big fan of thier eye catching labels, even if they are a bit cliche in using a thistle!Blonde is fresh, citrusy on the nose, and it tastes great first sip. I'm not usually that keen on blonde beer but Black Isle have gone to town with this one. It's a great balance of smooth flavour and refreshment, perfect for a BBQ or when you want something a bit lighter. Having said that the flavours are complex and lingering, an intriguing biscuit and citrus combination. As with all great beers there is no bitter aftertaste. All in all another great beer from Black Isle.
HOPSPOT rating: 9/10