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

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RATINGS: 813   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."


undercurrent25's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, - FEB 6, 2013
Pale with a balanced flavour, medium hopped, unexciting but very drinkable, would be good for a session


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (487) - 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 (221) - 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 (173) - 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 (458) - 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 (109) - 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 (42) - - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHult (409) - SWEDEN - APR 1, 2015
Fat på Taylor & Jones Hornstull. Klar guldfärgad vätska med vitt skum. Doftar citrus och malt. Lätt citrus och standard lager

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
meireteixeira (122) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 28, 2015
Cerveja brilhante, dourada, espuma média, aroma cítrico, paladar azedo.....raspas de limão.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cokemonkey11 (149) - - MAR 24, 2015
Dark Bottle, co-op. Pours medium golden, with a light white head subsiding quickly. Scent is dense, sweet malt and pale malts. Taste is medium sweet backed by generous dry-hopping. Finish is dry, clean. Excellent.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
leischka (33) - - MAR 16, 2015
Lagermainen tuoksu, vehnäinen, mausteinen, ripaus sitrusta. Kirkkaan kullan kellertävä. Pitsinen pieni lyhytikäinen vaahto. Miedot maut, jalohumalan kevyt maku ja passeli katkeruus. Häivähdys sitrusta, ei nimeksi asti. Ohut ja hieman vetinen runko. Helposti juotava. Odotin enemmän.


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