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


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RATINGS: 825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2009 Bottle courtesy of Bill on 07/12/2009. Very clear golden yellow body with a small frothy off-white head. Spicy floral hop aroma. Spicy and floral hop flavor with some earthy malt. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. 7/2/7/3/14 - 3.3 05/22/2006: Clear dark golden body with a thin frothy white head. Sweet aroma of floral hops. Flavor of floral hops and an almost tea-like flavor. 7/3/8/3/14 - 3.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1468) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2006
27 Mar 2006 - Fruity big floral hop aroma. Clear yellow, good head and suds lacing. Big floral hop flavour. Dry floral hop finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (5161) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 24, 2006
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of foamy white colored fine to medium sized bubbles with a frothy top that left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body. The aroma was mild with malty and doughy notes. The mouth feel was tingly from start to finish with a mild malt hop thin flavor with just a touch of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerCommonSewr (67) - North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2006
Aroma: pleasant with a hoppy and citrus undertone. Appearance: Head dissipated quickly and essentially completely. Light amber in color, almost clear around the top edge of the liquid. I know that this is supposed to the filtered version but my bottle had a tremendous amount of sediment which I found unusual. I will have to try it again to see if it was just an aberration. Flavor and palate: as expected with a bitter yet a lemony finish. Quite nice and refreshing overall. Overall: Would rate much higher if not for the sediment. I will have to come back to this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lunkie (1579) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2006
Hop citrus aroma with malt. Clear amber colour with fair head and lacing. Bitter hop malt flavour. Flat palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2006
The aroma has robust citrus hops and caramel malt. The appearance is gold with a light orange hue. The head is medium. The flavor is hoppy with a citrus and pine flavor with caramel. The palate is average. This is a simple but good beer and very much like an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11755) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 1, 2006
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly diminishing head. Orange colour. Powerfull hoppy aroma. Nice flavor with very bitter long finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4413) - Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Bottle. Small white fizzy that mostly diminsihed, sparse lacing, carbonated, transparent, and a gold hue. Nose was nicely hopped and sweet. The flavor was mildly hoppy and some light citrus. Nice mouthfeel. Light-medium body. A nice, refreshing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dinobrown (46) - Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Bottle pours a golden color with nice head that leaves the glass quickly. This beer is all about the Goldings hops. It is remarkably citrusy mostly lemon. The finish is bitter but not assaulting. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Pours a golden glass of beer, with a white, foamy head, which dimishes quickly & pretty much completely.

Very hoppy, but smooth, & if it were as carbonated, it would very much remind me of a Heineken. However, this Scottish brew is much more of a bitter than a lager, & much more flavorful.

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