Fyne Ales Vital Spark

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Style
Brown Ale
Country
Britain
Brewery
ABV
4.4%
Bottle Size
500ml
Serving Temp
10–12°C
4.4%
500ml
Britain
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Inject your life with a little Vital Spark. Something to blow the cobwebs out and set your mind aflame. Fyne Ales have a brewed a rich dark ale to do just that! It’s ruby, brown and the aroma is heavy with toffee, caramel and dried fruits. A sip greets you with biscuit malts, toffee, caramel and dried fruits. There is some citrus in there as well belying Fyne Ales use of new world hops to give this beer some extra pizazz. It finishes medium bitter, igniting the desire for sip after sip. Melding traditional and new world ideas, Fyne Ales have created a beautiful beer that will satisfy both traditional and craft fans.

Brewery Info

Fyne Ales was founded in 2001 by Jonny and Tuggy Delap after forced early retirement had them moving back to Tuggy's ancestral home and lands. Their aim was always to find a new purpose for the estate to create jobs, tourism and industry for Argyll. The idea of a brewery was mooted and sold, and so, 10BBL brew kit was installed in one of the old cattle sheds.

Fyne Ales started out as a traditional ale outfit, and they rapidly garnered local recognition. With the advent of the craft beer revolution, they started to branch out into craftier offerings starting with the American hopped <a href="https://www.beerhawk.co.uk/fyne-ales-jarl-500ml">Jarl</a>. They moved into Belgian and American inspired farmhouse creations with their origins project, which sees them experimenting with mixed fermentation, barrel aging, locally sourced seasonal ingredients and weird and wonderful recipes.

Whatever you choose you can be sure it'll be a Fyne Ale!

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The description of the flavours in this beer is reasonably accurate, just heavily exaggerated.

The word 'Rich' is used repeatedly, but the beer was, to my pallet, more mild and subtle than you might expect.

It was, however, a pleasant and easy drink.
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