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


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RATINGS: 848   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2006
From a 500ml. short narrow neck brown bottle with a blurb on the back, no bottled/freshness date. Made a decent appearance, poured a clear orange hued golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing, moderate carbonation. Had a lemon fruity, light spicy, leafy and sweet caramelized malt nose. A crisp, smooth light bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. Leafy, earthy and slightly herbal hoppy taste at first, followed by sweet caramelized maltiness, then lemony tea-like hops kick in and a sweet lemony, leafy and malty finish. A nice English IPA from Harviestoun, tasty and smooth, well worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kingsuttonale (4) - Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2006 does not count
Was the Baird supping this ale while contemplating a worthy sonnet! "Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day..." A pale golden beer that conjours up memories of halcyon days in summer meadows with fair country maidens. A beer with a hoppy boquet including notes of hay and a citrus twist. A most excellent bottled beer and highly recomnded.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Pale gold body, minimal white head. Very thin aroma, light hops evident. Good taste, hoppy with some floral qualities, light malts also evident. Bland ending, some light hops.

   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 (1708) - 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 (5555) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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 (1770) - 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 (4370) - 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 (12930) - 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.

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