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

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RATINGS: 777   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."


kaziopiwosz's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaziopiwosz (360) - Warszawa / Wałbrzych, - OCT 1, 2012
A lightly citrus taste, corresponding with good, bitter palate. White and thin foam. Pure golden colour.


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrJamesMcEwan (48) - SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear, golden, with a white head that disappates quickly. Medium bodied, high carbonation, very fine bubbles. Aroma is weak, malt, biscuit, slight caramel. Taste is bitter & sweet, fruity, dry spices. Palate is dry, still high carbonation. Finish is dry and slightly grassy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2014
500ml bottle brought round by a friend. Pours clear pale gold, thick white head. Aromas are grains and lemon. Taste is bitter lemon, light sweetness follows. Crisp, zingy finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omikr0n (749) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours mostly clear golden with fine white head. Aroma is citrus fruits, malt. Taste is bitter and sweet with malt, hops, spices, citrus fruits. Refreshing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (847) - SPAIN - SEP 27, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, dulce.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zwiebel88 (171) - GERMANY - SEP 21, 2014
Golden im Glas, kein Schaum. In der Nase Honig, etwas Kräuter, helle Früchte. Am Gaumen malzig, Honig, leicht herb, etwas wässrig.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4617) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle from Tesco Winchester. Poured a clear straw colour with a thin, long-lasting, white head. The aroma is citrus, light grassy hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth dry mineral, light butter, hop bitter palate. Moderate to light bodied with average carbonation. A perfectly drinkable session ale, but nothing too special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
I like the lower carbonation in the bottle - would probably have enjoyed a firkin even more. other than that, though, it was fairly average. pleasant mix of light citrus hops and earthy malts with a hint of bread. Light aroma and flavor, but with pleasant nuances."

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rodrigo_Prado (4) - BRAZIL - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
Bread, cheese, herbs, leaves, earthy, cooked vegetables, butterscotch, smoke, vanilla, woody, ginger, clove

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (4331) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle brought home from England. Pours out in a deep golden colour with steady low head and medium body. Taste of bitter hops, spruce, pine, herbs, citrus and flowers. Hoppy finish. Enjoyed it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4314) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Not a bad one containing some citrus aromas and few hops in the back. Easily drinkable, balanced bitterness and carbo. Not a great but a fine brewed and quaffy piwo.


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