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

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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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."


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (4949) - 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.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fhoublon (82) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée dans une LCBO à Ottawa. Dégustée le 31 mars 2008. Bière blonde dorée voilée. Mousse assez lorsque versée, col moyen assez durable. Peu effervescente, bulles moyennes à grosses. Odeur de miel et de levure bien présente. Très douce, peu sucrée, âcre en finale, peu amère. Goût un peu sec. Décevante, manque de goût et de saveur avec une finale âcre peu agréable. Peut-être une bouteille défectueuse ou passée date?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomekk1978 (277) - POLAND - APR 12, 2014
Barwa: złota, lekko zmętniona. Piana biała, drobno pęcherzykowa, niezbyt ofita, szybko opadająca. Wysycenie niskie. Aromat: słodowy, zbożowy, z akcentami chmielowymi (grejpfrut, pieprz, zioła). Dość ostry i nie do końca przyjemny. Smak: słodowy, nieco słodki, umiarkowanie pełny. Lekko kwaskowy, owocowy, z wyraźna chmielową kontrą. Goryczka średnia. Zapowiadanych cytrusowych akcentów brak.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
SperkeleForce (405) - FINLAND - APR 7, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Golden color with medium white fast vanishing head. Notes of lemon, citrus, floral, grass. Pretty nice crisp ale with bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta (487) - LUXEMBOURG - APR 2, 2014
Fading light white head with a crisp clear deep golden colour. Has a predominant hop nose with floral notes, malt and some sort of fruit salad. Light slender medium body with a light slick texture offering some sweetness after a short fizz developping further a harmonic bitterness. Well balanced with a good lasting finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
spartakbarnsley (27) - St Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 23, 2014
The description made this sound like the perfect brew, but I was left feeling extremely let down. All I could feel in the mouth was bubbles. Hints of hops but nothing to write home about. All I can say is that I only chilled it for 20 minutes or so before drinking it, and I don’t think it was enough, I will definitely give it another go, but my overall feeling was that it tasted like a decent lager, nothing more. And as everybody knows, lager that hasn’t been properly chilled is absolutely undrinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (527) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a clear pale gold with a very thin off-white head that diminished almost immediately. Aromas of caramel, mineral notes, light green tea, and grapefruit. Light bodied and easy drinking with citrusy grapefruit notes up front, caramel, excellent minerality, and spice in the finish. This is an excellent session beer. BIG thumbs up.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (7946) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Half liter bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head that quickly fades. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, faint hops. The taste is big citrus hops, lemon, candied lemon, grapefruit, some further non-descript fruity notes, mild caramel malt and tea. Medium bodied. low carbonation, lingering bitterness. Decent enough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (2473) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Taylod & Jones with the Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, hops, floral, citrus.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, lemon, hops, malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (414) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
Aroma :clove and dough aromas Taste : bitter taste up front with some tarty finish . Malt flavors can hardly be detected Appearance : cloudy gold body with thin lace head

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1483) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2014
Surprisingly golden in colour with good carbonation but only a temporary head. Aromatic hoppiness that smells of citrus and fragrant orchard-fruit and flowers. It is bright, fruity and punchy and then has a good twinge of bitterness that carries the flavour onward well. This is tasty stuff.


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