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


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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular.
Supreme Champion 2003.

HogTownHarry's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, - MAY 22, 2009
Cask. At The Rake, Borough Market. Admittedly, this was very near the bottom of the cask - it went off shortly after my pint. Cloudy orange pour with a very large fluffy off-white head. Pungent spicy/grassy aroma - lemon grass, to be exact - unexpected and very appealing; the dreg can be loverly. The taste ... erm ... not so much; started soapy, the waves of dry grass/floral bitterness, spicy, dry and overpowering. Incredibly thick mouthfeel for a Golden (again, bottom of the cask), not much carbonation, extremely spicy and dry - yeast for days, this really stayed on my tongue. Quite a ride - I loved it, frankly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.8.2014. Pours golden. Nose and taste is lemon, honey, bitter grapefruit. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11405) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man Spring BF, 20/03/15. Clear golden yellow with a decent off white cap. Nose is citric zing, fresh grass, melon, light bread dough, tangerine. Taste comprises toasted malt, lemon rind, straw, light bread dough, bitter orange. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness. Decent GB, plenty of citric jus and zing keep this one moving along nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (5538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Cask at heriot watt beer festival. Pours golden, nose is floral, citrus, taste is light fruit, toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fuzzyhead (5) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015 does not count
Nice and bitter with a lemony flavours mixed in. Bitterness long lasting. Enjoyable and easy to drink beer. Not as creamy as it appears. Flavour is ok but not out of this world. Very good bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1084) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 8, 2015
Arôme de citron sur une biere plutot légère. Classique bitter pour le reste sans intérêt particulier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2753) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Cask at White Hart, London. Slightly hazy yellow, still, small bubbly white head endures. Aroma is musty citrus, light bubblegum, toffee. Body is medium, smooth, touch of carbonation. Taste is straw, cucumber, floral perfume, a little drying, soft bitterness. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (390) - Tasmania, - OCT 24, 2014
On cask at Bennett’s, Edinburgh with Lawrie. Clear light amber colour with a white head. Aroma is toasted malt, sweet juicy fruit along with some more grassy hop notes. The flavour is a lovely mix of fruity and green grassy hop flavours with a lasting final. A great pub session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1026) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2014
Clear golden with good white head. Subtle aroma of caramel and light hops. Medium body with good carbonation. Nice hoppy bitterness over a good soft caramel maltiness. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1927) - - SEP 13, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-2-13- Served on tap in a chalice glass Appearance – The beer was served a nice golden color with a one finger white head. The head faded rather rapidly leaving a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma was a blend of hops (herbal, earthy, floral, lemon and grassy) mixed with a biscuit malt and some straw and caramel. Taste – The taste begins with a moderately strong showing of a biscuit caramel and malt flavor with only hints of hop. The hop quickly comes though with flavors of a lemon hop appearing on the scene first followed by some earthy and grassy hop flavors later on. Toward the end, the floral hop flavors mix with the rest of the hop with a good dose of sour lemon coming to the tongue. With a loss of some of the malty flavors a clean and crisp taste of hop and malt is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is rather light in body with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thinner/lighter body is great for the drinkability but seem to hinder some of the nice hop flavors to really shine through. Overall – It is rather refreshing and has quite a complex taste for such a light bodied brew. A good one to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (4893) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
Smooth fresh beginning, hints of lemon, fresh, hints of grain. easy to drink with a smooth fresh body. Grainy-fresh aftertaste, fresh lemon hints, nice and refreshing!!

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