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

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RATINGS: 766   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."


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkaminski (21) - POLAND - JUN 10, 2014
OH MY GOD THIS IS AWESOME. I fell in love with this beer after the first sip - great body, notes of hay and grass, with mild citrusy undertones. And it looks great when poured too - head isn’t too tall, but the foam sticks to the sides of the glass nicely. The greatest beer in Scotland and one of the best things I tried.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Very nice brew.Color was golden ,aroma was very slightly malty sweet but mostly was hoppy as hell.The flavor was a hop lovers dream just a slight sweet malt to it some citrus lemon characteristic's with a powerful yet pleasant hop taste that was very easy to drink,with a finish that is citrusy and hoppy that lasts for a long time well worth the bucks to get this bad boy.or in this case if one wants to trade for them i might as well drink them.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
scotty (1049) - SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2005
Brillant gold in colour, with a most attractive white head. Fantastic flowery, hoppy aroma, but it doesn’t overpower...just sets the tastebuds tingling. A VERY well balanced, smooth palate( less CO2,see description) there is a lovely citrus edge to the finish. A wonderful brew... on draught in the Guildford Arms, off Princes Street, Edinburgh...had FAR too many pints there one night recently, pub is well worth a visit, if only for the architecture.. many other ales on draught, just don’t say you’ll be home early.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Ah yes. What an interesting beer. Very much a bitter, but kicked around a little with an extra citrus flavor. Really top shelf stuff. I absolutely can’t get enough of beers like this.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moggle (24) - Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2009
Nose: Honey, Melon, butter, passionfruit, pineapple. Taste: nutty, butter, citrus. Lovely and refreshing with a nice fizz.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Erzengel (2536) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2013
50cl, thanks to Sean! Orange im Glas mit weißem Schaum. Sehr intensiver Geruch nach frischem Hopfen. Der Antrunk ist mild-weich und toll hopfen-aromatisch. Diese leicht zitronige, frisch-fruchtige Hopfenaromatik wird im Hauptteil noch weiter ausgebaut und harmoniert perfekt mit der milden Ale-Note, die über dem Bier schwebt. Gar nicht mal sehr herb. Der Nachgeschmack ist toll - lang anhaltend feinherb, dazu tolle citrus-Hopfenaromatik mit milder Ale-Note. Ein hervorragendes Bier! 13/13/14/15

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2003
very very bitter. goes down though with a lemon taste? very odd brew. not bad, very pricey for a single bottle of this stuff. very smooth going down, sat well on the palate,hint of lemon at the start and then finished all lemon. a try again brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinvboyer (3067) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2007 nic golden/amber color. very small white head that disipates quickly. Nice aroma of english hops, and citrus. Flavour is very very nice, loats of hops the goldings really come through, and i can really tatse that lemon twist. The hops in this beer are done perfectly, an immensely drinkable, and enjoyable beer. I can’t get enough of that citrus grapefruit hops punch in the flavour. Love it!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 17, 2009
Great beer with notes of sun tea on the nose, light hops on the palate, and a crisp finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamfisted (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2010
I made the mistake of taking time to enjoy this delightful brew, left my glass on the kitchen counter. My lovely wife stole the last third of the bottle from me.


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