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

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RATINGS: 807   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
worldbeertaste (1709) - West Midlands, - OCT 30, 2012
Clear medium gold with a diminishing, creamy, non lacy white head. Strong smell of flower with, malt, peach and a bit of hops. Full thin body. A bit watery. Tastes of peach with malt, toffee and a dry grassy hop finish. Vegetables and some lemon. Not bad with some food but very boring.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHult (387) - SWEDEN - APR 1, 2015
Fat på Taylor & Jones Hornstull. Klar guldfärgad vätska med vitt skum. Doftar citrus och malt. Lätt citrus och standard lager

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
meireteixeira (12) - - MAR 28, 2015
Cerveja brilhante, dourada, espuma média, aroma cítrico, paladar azedo.....raspas de limão.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cokemonkey11 (93) - - MAR 24, 2015
Dark Bottle, co-op. Pours medium golden, with a light white head subsiding quickly. Scent is dense, sweet malt and pale malts. Taste is medium sweet backed by generous dry-hopping. Finish is dry, clean. Excellent.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
leischka (33) - - MAR 16, 2015
Lagermainen tuoksu, vehnäinen, mausteinen, ripaus sitrusta. Kirkkaan kullan kellertävä. Pitsinen pieni lyhytikäinen vaahto. Miedot maut, jalohumalan kevyt maku ja passeli katkeruus. Häivähdys sitrusta, ei nimeksi asti. Ohut ja hieman vetinen runko. Helposti juotava. Odotin enemmän.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (210) - Granada, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2015
Dorada y luminosa con suave espuma blanca de media retención. Aroma cítrico y herbal, fresco. Ligera de cuerpo y de media carbonatación. Ligeramente amarga, floral y con su ponto maltoso y final seco. Magnífica cerveza de sesión, muy refrescante y con bastantes matices.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (792) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Pours clear golden straw color, with a barely there white head. Aroma has notes of grass, lemon, caramel malt and grapefruit hops. Body is light-to-medium, a touch oily with a dry finish. Flavors of lemon and biscuit malt, with some grass and caramel beneath.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TedE (302) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2015
330ml bottle into schooner glass. Nose is lemony malt (if this is possible). Yellow beer with small lasting white head. Hardly any carbonation. Medium bodied with chalky mouthfeel, intense bitterness fades to floral hop finish. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jinroh (591) - ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle from Don Quijote Shibuya store for what I think was only 157 yen. Pours clear, obviously filtered amber. Almost no head and low carbonation. Well, that’s actually what the descriptions is saying here. Aroma is quite subtle, just a bit of fresh caramel and freshly cut grass. Taste is really soft at first, low carbonation contributes to velvety mouthfeel I guess. Goes down easily and seems to have only some caramel and not much more... until the aftertaste reveals some fruitiness and also hops kick in and lingering dry bitterness coats your mouth. Actually better than I expected, has some tricks, pretty nice session beer. Would love to get this from cask.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (1175) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2015
ivorywhite head leaves no lacing. yellow colour. aroma is pilsmalt, bit of citrus. taste is pilsmalt, citrus with a slight bitter. rather thin body and medium carbonation. refreshing and good given the abv. bottle 33cl

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mahkus (65) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle from supermarket. Golden through and through. Warm aroma and taste. Full of flavour and honey mouthfeel.


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