Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 817   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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"Bottled with approximately 1/3rd less Carbon Dioxide than most beers. This results in a fresher more natural tasting beer. Combines Hallertau Hersbrücker with Challenger. Late hopped with Styrian Goldings, which gives a sharpness like the twist of a lemon."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonathonsti (29) - - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a nice clean amber. Aroma of biscuit, malt, floral hops. Good mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10340) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
Das Bier hat eine goldene Farbe und eine fingerbreite weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch ziemlich fruchtig, hopfig, Citrus, blumig. Geschmack fruchtig trocken, dezent gehopf, blumig citrusartige Aromen, ok!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (544) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
I would session the heck out of this doozy from Scotland, so tasty t’is! Beautiful blonde bedecked with a buxom white bonnet and with lovely aromas of honey, cereal, light grass, pepper, some citrus and earthiness. The relaxed carbonation and slightly chewy body make this lower ABV feel bigger than it is. It’s got a hint of bitterness, grassy and citrus that linger but are subdued by sweet pale malts. A great full-flavoured beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. I’ll paste my 2007 review of the beer on cask: Clear golden and still, except with a 50% head <<not as much head as on cask, obviously>>, which is pretty. This has the aroma of celery which stuck around. The flavor is similarly like a fresh salad ... green and crisp, light and fruity. This would be an AWESOME summertime beer. God, I love beer.. <<Holds true, but certainly better on cask.>> (#5872, 11/23/2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (404) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy amber, similar to a brown oak leaf. Normal head, lacing and retention. Nice nose of light sweet citrus (pear with lemon notes) over biscuit with a mild caramel note. Light medium body with a hint of slick texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The taste profile, while nice, is average in intensity, very well balanced and above average in complexity. Where it excels, is in the flavor profile that surrounds the bitterness, especially for a low 4.2% alcohol content. It begins with a flood of hop flavor (citric, rind and Noble) over light biscuit. Mild bitterness follows in the middle from the classic English Bitter profile coupled with a citric rind twist. As the bitterness diminishes, biscuit with caramel notes come forward. The finish has just a hint of dryness that leaves you with a light grapefruit rind bitterness that lingers and leaves the tongue tart with a distinct mineral note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle from a Glasgow ASDA. Amber with a off white head. Pleasantly bitter and citrusy with marmalade notes. A little biscuit in the background too. Nice easy drinking ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1268) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
500ml bottle, light caramel & biscuit malts, nuanced citrus over grassy, pilsner like notes. Well crafted, balanced very nicely with a mild bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Nothing original, classic aromas. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (3133) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
(Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted (Bottle)) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into an english pint glass. ABV 4.2% Deep golden colour on the body, just some bubbles rising to the top. A thin line of white foam as head, low retention, leaves a foam island on the surface and minimal lacing around the glass. Nice aroma though, citrus, floral notes. Same on the taste, light hops, citrus, floral notes, some peaches maybe. Aftertaste is medicinal. Thin body, too thin actually, low carbonation. Slightly disappointing this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJvd (949) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
33 cL bottle at home. Pours clear golden/yellow with a small white head. Aroma has some grassy hops, malts, not much to it. Taste has some maltiness with some grassy hops, herbs and a medium bitter finish. Light body, medium carbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (506) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Golden color with white foam head. Sweet aroma, corn flakes, grainy. Nice grainy taste with some herbal hops.

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