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


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RATINGS: 829   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8793) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2006
Slightly orangeish shine in deep golden beer, small white head. Beautiful UK (!)hops nose, great nose, way more hoppish than most Scottish beers. BIt of grain in the background. Soft sweetness with a typical overlying hops taste; in the background light citrus taste, mainly orange. Refreshing beer, dry hopping is overtly clear and very welcome. In its light style, superbly achieved beer with original streaks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2006
Nice citrus taste in this drop, medium/light bodied but not too watery, a touch of zest and green apples. Clear orangey golden body with an average size white head. Aroma is all citrus again, not strong but quite pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Bottle, notes from Dec ’05. Golden yellow pour. Lemony and light malt aroma, with some hops. Light malty and lemon flavors, some metallic hop notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2006
The bottle poured a sparkling clear light amber beverage with a small white smooth head that was mostly lasting and left good lacing on the glass. The aroma was primarily malty. There was the presence of lightly toasted grain and notes of bread. There was some evidence of hops in the background but it was subtle. The body was medium to full with a nice level of carbonation and smooth creamy texture. The flavor started off lightly bitter. The finish was long and pleasantly bitter as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2006
Bottled. Clear, golden beer with a white head. Aroma has malt, hops, peach and lime/lemon citrus notes. Flavor has some pine-notes, and malt, citrus and hops. Medium body with a bit stickyness, and a long dry finish. A good beer, but certainly not worth the £12 asked for here in Kristiansand. (060213)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a small white head. Light sweet citrus fruity aroma and a dry fruit, hoppy taste. Medium body with a very dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Pours to a brilliant, deep golden color, with a tight, white head that fades, and a soft to moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer has very good herbal/gassy hop aroma. The palate has good pale malt flavor, with light estery fruit, followed by more pale malt flavor. This beer finishes with malt up front, then ends with a vibrant, but short burst, of herbal/grassy hop bite that lingers. The bitterness in this beer is good. A good dose in the nose, and some good lingering bitterness on the tongue.Great session brew. I’d have no problem plowing through a few pints of this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (24402) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2006
Bottle. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of malts. Perfumed flavour of hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2006
On tap, but not cask @ the Brew Kettle 10/13/05: Hazy light amber w/ a lasting tight off white head. Herbal hops w/ a bready malt; diacetyl as it warms, medium high fruitiness w/ some green apples and apricots. Well balanced w/ buttery and herbal notes up front. A bit of caramel green apple flavor w/ a medium sweet finish and herbal hop aftertaste. Lighter body, but not watery, low carbonation, and a bit of a dry m/f. Drinkable enough, but diacetyl sort of takes over and becomes a bit overwhelming at some points and distracts from the overall enjoyment of the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2006
Amber with a good, white head. Grassy and somewhat fruity hop aroma. Good bitterness, some grapefruit on a slightly caramel background. Light body. Quite nice, though not memorable.

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