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

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RATINGS: 794   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicko (191) - Ashfield, - SEP 26, 2009
Light, clear golden ale with a small, fizzy head. Lemon citrus aroma with notes of green tea?. Perfectly balanced and very drinkable with hints of lemon and Bushell’s. Light-bodied, but smooth with good carbonation. Crisp, clean finish. I’ll be having some more of these this summer.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (996) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle from Cambridge Wine Merchants, Mill Road. Light sienna born, clear. Simple aroma of caramel and agave syrup. The taste is sweet throughout, and to be honest it gets a little bit sickly at the end. Too carbonated in the bottle for my liking. It’s ok, but not as good as I was expecting or hoping.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2751) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garrold (1902) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.2
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5821) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting. decent white head. Clear golden pour. Nice bitterness. A good brew.

3.6
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8660) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (496) - 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!


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