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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 845   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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."


sebletitje's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (8615) - Enghien, - NOV 7, 2012
50cl bottle, BB 12/2012. Dorée, col blanc fin. Arôme est fleuri et houblonné, léger bouquet citronné. Palais est ici aussi trčs léger, pointe de malt et une amertume fleurie et citronnée-zeste typique de Goldings qui se mélange ŕ une effervescence moyenne pour un style trčs anglais dans le côté English crystal.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vidmidia (244) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - APR 14, 2016
Cor de mel, límpida. Espuma média de média duraçăo. Aroma adocicado, cítrico e herbáceo. Sabor amargo, cítrico e herbáceo, com notas de limăo e gramíneas. Retrogosto amargo e herbáceo.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1403) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - APR 9, 2016
Clean and crisp with an odd bitterness in the finish. Pours ok - gold with a thin white head & a tad bit of lacing. The aroma is primarily grainy and malty. The taste is clean until the odd bitter finish. It’s not bad for the style but not the greatest overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lloydy (100) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2016
500ml bottle. I didn’t find as much aroma as the label led me to believe, but this is a smooth session ale, not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmctaster (33) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Golden yellow with a slight haze and a white head. Aroma is critus hops. Taste is bitter and hops. Definitely a pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerNinjaUK (134) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2016
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours pale yellow with watery white head which rapidly dissipates. Aroma is light with fresh fruitiness - slight tangerine. Taste is fresh with good level of bitterness. Level of carbonation is good, overall a very refreshing and drinkable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (2648) - Sřrumsand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2016
Lys brun klar med to fingre hřyt hvitt skum. Lukter flřtekaramell og honning. Lett. Sřtlig karamell i smak. Rene fine smaker. Svćrt lett og kort bitterhet i avslutningen.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (285) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear straw yellow colour with white head. Aroma is lemony. Taste is bready with a touch of lemon.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Baramba (661) - ITALY - FEB 1, 2016
bottle. Clear orange with minimal white head. Cereal aroma, malt sweet flavour, butter, bread, bitter finish

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VDuquerroux (1039) - Airvault, FRANCE - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. Home. Christmas gift. A golden orange sparkling beer ; few bubbles ; medium white head with a poor retention. Caramel, herb, light floral, lemon. Medium dry bitter refreshing ; sweet note. Light body, thin texture, soft carbonation, short bitter floral finish. Overall, ok hoppy bitter ale ; refreshing but as expected ; a little sad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nazbion (227) - Tübingen, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2016
Pours clear golden with short-lived white head. Malty aroma, light citric. Sweet with light bitterness. Light body, soft carbonation, refreshing. Pleasant ale.


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