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


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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (1790) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2013
50cl bottle - pours cloudy pale amber with little white head. Nose is grass and caramel. Flavor adds bread and nuttiness. A little sweet and not very bitter. Better than I expected for the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpasouza (4) - Belem, BRAZIL - SEP 8, 2013 does not count
Cerveja leve e muito boa. De cor passando de dourado para laranja. O aroma e o sabor se assemelham bastante por causa das notas citricas (limao). Tem um final meio travoso. Boa cerveja.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1180) - London via, WALES - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle BB Jan 2013. Pours sparkling clear orange with foamy white head that endures. Smells wheat, orange. Tastes sweet malts, citrus, slightly sour, creamy/buttery, some lager qualities. Body is medium for style with low carbonation. I’m quite impressed with how this has held up after being stored away in my warm flat for several months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (4443) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2013
16.9 oz bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good for the style; a cloudy orange with white lacing. Smells solid; malty, doughy, and a bit hoppy with light citrus notes. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A solid example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (2201) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle 0.5 from local market. Originally rated 3.8.2011. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus and some sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a light golden color with a minimal white head. Aroma is earthy grains with light citrus hops. Taste has sweet and roasted malts upfront that are quickly eclipsed by a dry hop bitterness. The hops were citrus and herbal with a good dose of spiciness. Medium body with light soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
StevieT (392) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2013
Golden with a thin head it’s a slightly bitter tasting brew with a strong palate. Couldn’t drink a heap of them.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melkart (238) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - AUG 1, 2013
Citric notes, with strong notes of lemon. It is refreshing, with a acid and persistent aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndyW68 (814) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Hazy orange with white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and flowers. Taste follows aroma, but adds must in the back. Ok, but not something to look for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (224) - - JUL 29, 2013
I’m not normally a fan of golden ales but, with the sharp citrus hops this is close enough to an IPA to work for me. It is very light. Would make a pretty good summer session beer.

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