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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 850   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
Classic oily hopsack nose a la Church End. That flowery, resiny hop/ honeyish- yeasty balance again. Very aromatically hoppy. A definite nibble of rose. Rolls around the mouth oozing bread, honey and floral hops. Great ’length’, as they say. Just the right parting bitterness. A very cheeky specimen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head. Sweet malty aroma with a dash of citrusy hops. Flavor is soft and malty ... burtonized water, perhaps? Light carbonation, malty flavor with a nice rounded citrusy hop finish. Not bad. Similar to the Wychewood brews I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3718) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2006
500 mL bottle. App.: med-light amber, decent white, foamy head. Aroma: floral, sl. citrusy hops, lemon-limey. Palate: med.-low carbonation, med.-full body and somewhat creamy. Flav.: light hops, less citrusy than the nose (phew!), a bit of malt (crystal, cereal). Not bad overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tranquillity (1860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
Small bitterness in the flowery aroma. Very clear, orange colour. Thick foam. Complex bitterness which exaggerates itself in the finish. Flowers, nuts and grass. Yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2006
Bottled. Unclear. Golden coloured. Off white head. Aroma is grassy and light herbal. Some fruitsweetness and caramel notes balances the hops. Flavour is mildly floral and herbal. Some citric caramelnotes. Medium bodied. Medium bitter dry end. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 23, 2006
500mL bottle. Pours a clear, golden-yellow appearance; white head with good retention and lacing. Light, bittery lemon hop aroma. Crisp carbonation, slightly acidic, plenty of fresh, citrusy hop taste in the palate; medium mouthfeel, dominated by the bitterness; minerals and a touch of cotton candy; bitter and slightly dry on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
Aroma:mixe of lime and caramel ... Appearance:pours cooper,good creamy white head... Flavor:good lime-grapefruit hops,light malt flavor...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2006
Pours light copper with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, lime and light caramel. Good balanced body, with a medium bitterness... Citrus hops combining with a simple light toasty sweet malt. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7293) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2006
Huge offwhite creamy head shrinks quickly towards a copper body. Complex, harmonic aroma of floral hops, honey, rubber, and wet paper. It’s good, but there is some not so good mixed in. Taste is deep, flowery honey, with smoky, citric notes, and touches of paper. Aftertaste is dry papery malts. Slightly lacking in body. Not at all bad. (0.5l bottle.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle, in honor of that Scotish Socialist, reid. Long live Socialism, that most successful of the various forms of government. Pours a nice witish yellow-orange with a nice head and lacing. Aroma is straight-up lemon with hints of rose. Flavor is a floral lemon flavor with bits of thistle, or at least a flavor that reminds me of what a thistle would taste like if I had ever tasted one. Mouthfeel is full. Nice beer; a definite repeat as well as a mouth-puckerer.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 64 65 66  67  68 69 70 » 85

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50