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

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RATINGS: 783   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."


undercurrent25's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1460) - Barnton, Cheshire, - FEB 6, 2013
Pale with a balanced flavour, medium hopped, unexciting but very drinkable, would be good for a session


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (237) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy amber, similar to a brown oak leaf. Normal head, lacing and retention. Nice nose of light sweet citrus (pear with lemon notes) over biscuit with a mild caramel note. Light medium body with a hint of slick texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The taste profile, while nice, is average in intensity, very well balanced and above average in complexity. Where it excels, is in the flavor profile that surrounds the bitterness, especially for a low 4.2% alcohol content. It begins with a flood of hop flavor (citric, rind and Noble) over light biscuit. Mild bitterness follows in the middle from the classic English Bitter profile coupled with a citric rind twist. As the bitterness diminishes, biscuit with caramel notes come forward. The finish has just a hint of dryness that leaves you with a light grapefruit rind bitterness that lingers and leaves the tongue tart with a distinct mineral note.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle from a Glasgow ASDA. Amber with a off white head. Pleasantly bitter and citrusy with marmalade notes. A little biscuit in the background too. Nice easy drinking ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (946) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
500ml bottle, light caramel & biscuit malts, nuanced citrus over grassy, pilsner like notes. Well crafted, balanced very nicely with a mild bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Nothing original, classic aromas. Good stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2479) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
(Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted (Bottle)) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into an english pint glass. ABV 4.2% Deep golden colour on the body, just some bubbles rising to the top. A thin line of white foam as head, low retention, leaves a foam island on the surface and minimal lacing around the glass. Nice aroma though, citrus, floral notes. Same on the taste, light hops, citrus, floral notes, some peaches maybe. Aftertaste is medicinal. Thin body, too thin actually, low carbonation. Slightly disappointing this one.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJvd (913) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
33 cL bottle at home. Pours clear golden/yellow with a small white head. Aroma has some grassy hops, malts, not much to it. Taste has some maltiness with some grassy hops, herbs and a medium bitter finish. Light body, medium carbo.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (393) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Golden color with white foam head. Sweet aroma, corn flakes, grainy. Nice grainy taste with some herbal hops.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrJamesMcEwan (54) - SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear, golden, with a white head that disappates quickly. Medium bodied, high carbonation, very fine bubbles. Aroma is weak, malt, biscuit, slight caramel. Taste is bitter & sweet, fruity, dry spices. Palate is dry, still high carbonation. Finish is dry and slightly grassy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3959) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2014
500ml bottle brought round by a friend. Pours clear pale gold, thick white head. Aromas are grains and lemon. Taste is bitter lemon, light sweetness follows. Crisp, zingy finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omikr0n (756) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours mostly clear golden with fine white head. Aroma is citrus fruits, malt. Taste is bitter and sweet with malt, hops, spices, citrus fruits. Refreshing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (933) - SPAIN - SEP 27, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, dulce.


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