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

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RATINGS: 771   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Bottle: Filtered.
"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."


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (291) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
Fruits, grains and a hint of caramel in the aroma. Golden with a white head. Light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Light body with a average carbonation. Overall nice and refreshing, but not very interesting.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Burgers (322) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Pale gold, thin white head. Little carbonation. Thin mouthfeel. Hardly any bitter or hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (479) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Golden beer. My bottle was a touch flat. Aroma is hoppy and the flavour similar but with a tangy fruit twist. It’s okay but I think I’ve had a better bottle of it before.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (311) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2014
500 ml bottle to a pint glass. Hazy gold, thin white head, minimal carbonation. Moderate hop presence, lemon notes. Malt and sweet toffee. Dry bitter finish... Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6443) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2014
Bottle from Yamaichi. Lemony, grassy nose, some of the Styrians coming through. Deep gold, fine low head. Lemony, herbal hops, low sweetness, rather dry but not very bitter. Light, clean. Decent but not very interesting.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
campbega (70) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Pours pale gold with a very thin white head. Aromas of caramel and citurs fruits. Very light with mild bitterness. Good session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2258) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
5/6/2011. From bottle. Light amber color with a white head. Light fruity aromas with citrus, caramel, spices and hints of hops. Not bad at all.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée dans une LCBO à Ottawa. Dégustée le 31 mars 2008. Bière blonde dorée voilée. Mousse assez lorsque versée, col moyen assez durable. Peu effervescente, bulles moyennes à grosses. Odeur de miel et de levure bien présente. Très douce, peu sucrée, âcre en finale, peu amère. Goût un peu sec. Décevante, manque de goût et de saveur avec une finale âcre peu agréable. Peut-être une bouteille défectueuse ou passée date?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomekk1978 (460) - POLAND - APR 12, 2014
Barwa: złota, lekko zmętniona. Piana biała, drobno pęcherzykowa, niezbyt ofita, szybko opadająca. Wysycenie niskie. Aromat: słodowy, zbożowy, z akcentami chmielowymi (grejpfrut, pieprz, zioła). Dość ostry i nie do końca przyjemny. Smak: słodowy, nieco słodki, umiarkowanie pełny. Lekko kwaskowy, owocowy, z wyraźna chmielową kontrą. Goryczka średnia. Zapowiadanych cytrusowych akcentów brak.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
SperkeleForce (541) - FINLAND - APR 7, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Golden color with medium white fast vanishing head. Notes of lemon, citrus, floral, grass. Pretty nice crisp ale with bitter finish.


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