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

bottled
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RATINGS: 822   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


JohnCook101's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (419) - - JAN 4, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy amber with nearly no head. Light spicy aroma. Spiced apple, a little malt and a moderate bitter finish. Not too heavy at the back. Well balanced and very drinkable.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hirvela (7) - FINLAND - JUL 29, 2015 does not count
One of my all time favorites. Nice hops, bitterness but sweets and citrus in the after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3366) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mauroruellas (367) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
overtheline (84) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15868) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Clear amber color, medium fluffy white head. Nice floral citrus aroma. Taste is earthy hay. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grass, hay and pine. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long hay, piney, grassy and slightly caeramel finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle, courtesy of Meilby. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of herbal hops , some citrus, fruitiness and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some citrus and herbs. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (364) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 28, 2015
Clear, golden colored, small to no white head. Aroma is caramel, biscuit, lemony floral hops. Taste is low sweet, caramel, biscuit, lemon-grassy floral, low to medium bitterness. Low bodied, low to medium carbonation. Dryish with a lasting aftertaste. Light and zesty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (292) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2015
500ml bottle. Golden and clear, with a bubbly white head that quickly disipated. Grassy, pine aroma, pine taste with some malt sweetness and a bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (582) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Piana drobna, kremowa, dość trwała. Ładnie zdobi szkło. Kolor złoty, lekko zamglone. W aromacie wyraźny chmiel, lekko kwiatowe. Goryczka niska, wychodzą w smaku słody. Lekko przyprawowe w smaku, lekki piekący posmak. Przyjemne nuty chmielowe, lekko ziołowo –kwiatowe. Dość pełne, dobrze się pije. Wysycenie średnie


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