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


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RATINGS: 826   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."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (5880) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Transparent light golden with a thin bubbly white head. Zesty hoppy aroma kinda like an assertive pilsner, grassy and slightly lemony with just a hint of toffee. Lively and even carbonation with a full flavored palate, nice peppery and zesty hop tones, a slight grassy leafiness, a little lemon rind, and some pale golden malt grains. Classy and original golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3713) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
500ml bottle. Bright clear golden color with a lasting white head. Grassy, grainy, leafy aroma. The flavor is distinctly British, with wet leaves, crisp pale malt, and a somewhat bitter finish. Lower end on the carbonation with a light, drinkable feel. Good for what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (458) - MOns, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2015
Une blonde facile, très fruitée et légère, agréable pour démarrer une soirée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (112) - Osaka, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle from Hankyu Kitahanada. L: pours an orangey gold with little head. S: I get a sweet biscuity malt first up. Notes of citrus and freshly cut flowers comes through. T: quite lemony with a malt sweetness. F: very easy to drink, light on the palate, nice fizz and a lingering tang. O: wouldn’t seek out again, but wouldn’t turn it down. Light, pleasant and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (237) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
500ml Bottle from Tesco, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Pleasant summery golden beer with plenty of citrusy, grapefruit tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleksander9 (882) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
From bottle. Citrus, pilsner and smell English fruity yeast. Sweet, crisp and fruity finish. Overall: nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hirvela (9) - FINLAND - JUL 29, 2015 does not count
One of my all time favorites. Nice hops, bitterness but sweets and citrus in the after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3722) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4 oz pour on draft (4.2% ABV) at ChurchKey. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, biscuit, light citrus. Tastes of floral notes, light malt, biscuit, light citrus and pine. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mauroruellas (535) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUL 19, 2015
Coloração dourada escura,creme com pouca formação e duração,baixa carbonatação;aroma cítrico com leves notas de especiarias;sabor igualmente cítrico com médio amargor,final curto e seco. Cerveja mediana,não me impressionou,esperava um pouco mais.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
overtheline (96) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2015
500ml bottle pours a perfectly clear gold with small white head. Spicey nose with vanilla and surprising chocolate note?? Great taste, forward malts with roasted nuts and slightly oaky notes. Spicy hops kick in to balance the lovely malty fore taste. Really good full mouth feel for the abv. Cracking beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16777) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Clear amber color, medium fluffy white head. Nice floral citrus aroma. Taste is earthy hay. Tasty.

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