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

bottled
common

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available

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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."


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2004
thanks to tbs for the bottle. pretty pale, aroma of red berries, very dry with lots of hard water. melt-in-the-mouth with a swimming pool finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2004
Yellow/golden, with s small lasting creamy head. Aroms is floral with elder and some fruit. Flavor is quite mild floral with citrus elder and some sweeter fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2004
07.31.04 500ml bottle. Golden color, small head. Mild aromas, hallertau, some diacetyl. Almost a pilsenerish nose. Flavor is mildly tea-like. Body is thin and soft. Nicely surprising crispness at the finish. Decent stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2004
Bottled. Copper coloured, blink and you’ll miss it head. Great aroma and taste of candied orange peel. Creamy palate with a hint of sourness to the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2004
I really like the name of this beer - it’s charming. Mild heather and malts in the aroma - delicate, which was unexpected. No head on a pale copper body. Generally, a very mild beer, but it is a blond ale, despite its name. Wheaty, and a hint of yeast. Not very bitter at all, not many hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Flowery hop nose with some fruitiness - bitter with a twist all right, with a lovely, light, bready, slightly sweet maltiness that balances well - dry and quite drinkable - good but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 18, 2004
bottled: pours golden clear with bubbly white head lots of small bubbles down from the bottom. small notes of citrus hops in the nose. mouth was slight crystal malt with orange lemon hops punching through the back end. somewhat thinner then i expected. but indeed good and easy to drink. i wish the local pub had this on tap, we could drink this all night.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2004
I do enjoy a good bitter. Don’t have any comments on my notes unfortunatly, so here are the numbers... but at least it gets a thumbs up

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2004
Light copper color with a thin head. The aroma of lemons and flowers was very light. The taste starts with tangerines and some orange peel. Almost like a light IPA. Easy to drink, but nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2004
(bottle) Sparkling golden body with medium off-white head. Aroma is lemon and herbal, some spicy hops. Taste is mild sweet, lemon, herbal, finishing spicy herbal. Low carbonation, light body, some tartness. Eminently drinkable -- nice session beer.


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