Arran Blonde

500 mL bottle, Best Before end of Jan 2008 (this is an ocassional problem at Arbor), Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. $4.99. Pour has a lot more orange color (with some cloudiness) than one would expect. Very low carbonation and floral hops, this has the feel of a cask ale. Delicious. Aftertaste has a little bitterness, but of course it is muted. Plenty of biscuit malts. The light floral notes are the overwhelming experience, and they are super tasty. Organic notes, with some...

Arran Dark

500 mL bottle. $4.99 Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. This one is a long way from home, imported by Shelton Bros., let's see how it stands up to the trip. Simple copper body, nice clarity and a simple, bone-white head. Some lace. Carbonation is medium. Very simple malts. Biscuit notes and some mild pepper. Slight spice, that almost seems like a corriander note. It's a malt based beer (obviously) but the malts are not large ones. Tempered. Light in the mouth that makes it drinkable,...