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


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RATINGS: 793   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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"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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2003
Amber to straw in color. Adequately carbonated, out of the bottle. Little or no head. Light-bodied with aroma of pine and citrus, some toffee or butterscotch. This beer is hops dominated and very refreshing. Malt and yeast stay in a background role. Finish is clean, well-balanced and dry. This is an English ale for pilsener fans, hoppy, dry and light - but still distinctly British ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2741) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle from local market. Copper clear. Crisp malty, some caramels, light herby english- style lemony hops. Nice bodied, nice refeshing. Clean, caramels, nice citrussy notes. Havent had one of these in years, but glad to see its still as good. After all the carpeting today, this really hits the spot.

-- bb

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garrold (1855) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Brought round ours by Pater. Clear, dark gold. Barely a head. Fusty malts. Noble hops. Bit of spice. I used to like this on draught. Either it’s changed, or I have. It’s ok. Bit malty and sweet. Bit dull, really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ragnampiza (545) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
From a 330 ml bottle at Il Maltese. Bright but light golden yellow, perfectly clear, with a tiny, bubbly white head. Pretty subtle aroma, on the nose sweet malts, honey, light nuttiness, slightly herbal with a hint of butter. Definitely sweet upfront, light bitterness and astringency, decently balanced. Extremely watery but easy drinking. Zesty and malty aftertaste. Soft carbonation, light body, slightly creamy texture. Above average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (386) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Pours amber, absolutely no head. Quite clear. Lots of fruity notes, especially orange peel. Malty undertones. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4068) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle @ home. Aroma is fruity and grass hops, some biscuit. Flavour is quite malty, biscuit and caramel malt. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5816) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting. decent white head. Clear golden pour. Nice bitterness. A good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonathonsti (29) - - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a nice clean amber. Aroma of biscuit, malt, floral hops. Good mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8647) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
Das Bier hat eine goldene Farbe und eine fingerbreite weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch ziemlich fruchtig, hopfig, Citrus, blumig. Geschmack fruchtig trocken, dezent gehopf, blumig citrusartige Aromen, ok!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (494) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
I would session the heck out of this doozy from Scotland, so tasty t’is! Beautiful blonde bedecked with a buxom white bonnet and with lovely aromas of honey, cereal, light grass, pepper, some citrus and earthiness. The relaxed carbonation and slightly chewy body make this lower ABV feel bigger than it is. It’s got a hint of bitterness, grassy and citrus that linger but are subdued by sweet pale malts. A great full-flavoured beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. I’ll paste my 2007 review of the beer on cask: Clear golden and still, except with a 50% head <<not as much head as on cask, obviously>>, which is pretty. This has the aroma of celery which stuck around. The flavor is similarly like a fresh salad ... green and crisp, light and fruity. This would be an AWESOME summertime beer. God, I love beer.. <<Holds true, but certainly better on cask.>> (#5872, 11/23/2014)

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