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

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RATINGS: 817   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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3.6
   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9451) - 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 (6439) - 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 (238) - 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 (281) - 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 (551) - 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

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tognetta (292) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAY 19, 2015
Amarela clara, translúcida. Aroma discreto de cereais, pão branco. Amargor leve que varia para médio no aftertaste, dulçor e corpo ainda mais leves. Uma cerveja para beber bem gelada no verão, boa drinkability, mas conheço brasileiras puro malte melhores.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrunoSanchez (175) - Fermo, ITALY - MAY 10, 2015
Ale scozzese colore oro chiaro con scarsa schiuma. Al naso note di malto e luppolo erbaceo e floreale. In bocca molto leggera e beverina. Sapore fruttato e delicato. Una buona birra da bere a litri!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
King_Alex_II (523) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bitter malty smell. Taste is bitter tart with a sufficient body behind it. The aftertaste is surprising fresh. Nicely carbonated in general. I don’t like the style, but not a bad beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerAndPonies (116) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
500 ml bottle from Sobeys Liquor, served in a nonic pint glass. Pours a clear orange-amber hue with light, fine streams of carbonation and a puffy, solid white head that leaves zigzags of lace. My initial reaction to the aroma was "wow, this smells the way I remember how beer smelled when I was a kid", likely due to Canadians buying and consuming a goodly amount of domestic Vienna lager. Along with a solid, medium-dark malt punch is a minty, jasmine tea undercurrent, studded with dark berries; the flavor maintains the same profile, and is both gently flavorful and eminently quaffable. The slightest level of bitterness carries over briefly into a dry, clean finish. Perhaps I’d be happier with stronger flavor components, but that would drive it into another style altogether, and, as it is, I could session the daylights out of this. Very refreshing and satisfying, perhaps even more so than "lawnmower lager". Lovely ale.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leosanches (57) - - APR 28, 2015
Cerveja amarelo claro e translúcida, com quase nenhuma presença de espuma. O aroma é leve, com toque cítrico campestre. O sabor é agradável e equilibrado, com o toque cítrico do aroma se fazendo presente até o aftertaste, que é agradável e refrescante, porém seco na medida certa. O álcool é presente, mas seu destaque é controlado, sendo controlado pelo frescor da cerveja, que também tem toques ervas e arbóreo. O corpo é leve e a drinkability excelente. Uma ótima Ale para o dia a dia devido à baixa complexidade e facilidade em harmonizar com qualquer tipo de alimento.


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