RateBeer
overall
81
98
style
Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 839   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."


laiti's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, - FEB 15, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 17.04.2009
Aroma is rather hoppy with fruits, some hay and pine needles. Flavour is also hoppy with fruits, grapefruit, some pine needles, hay, biscuits and toffee. Refreshing, one of the best golden ales I’ve had.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (264) - 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 (620) - 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 (921) - 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 (196) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheKernOwl (66) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Different elements in this. In some ways, a warped version of Schiehallion. Similar in profile; nose somehow slightly spicier (coriander) / more citrus (grapefruit/blood orange)? Hint of lemon-y seawater, like a sour beer, on the way out. V, v light too.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerowl80 (63) - - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours pale gold. Aroma is a little floral with a bit of biscuit, hay and grass. Taste is medium bitterness with a touch of sweetness. Good solid beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (1140) - CROATIA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle; pours clear gold with a thin white head; aroma is malt, grass, and a bit of lemon; taste is light caramel with some hints of grass and lemon; finish is wet with a touch of bitterness; better than I expected

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SvanteL (118) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2016
Guldgul. Brödig doft med lite citrus, lite malt och hö. Maltig smak med aningen örtighet, skaplig beska som ligger kvar länge. Förvånansvärt fyllig med tanke på den ringa alkoholstyrkan, men just sånt kan de på de brittiska öarna.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LazyPyro (222) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Hoppy, fruity aroma, little grainy too. Fresh. Slightly sweet flavour of hops and malt, with a little lemony citrus bitterness at the end. A little milder than I expected but a nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mario_giri (255) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2015
Kurzreview via untappd: Tut was der Stil sagt. Für mich müsste die caramellige Süsse nicht sein. Aber sehr süffig und gut bitter für sub 5%


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 84


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50