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

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unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Supreme Champion 2003.


HogTownHarry's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6127) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (352) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (954) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1780) - - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (3282) - 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!!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (942) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2014
On cask at Grayfriar’s Bobby. Gold pour, foamy white head. Light floral flavor, hoppy with sweet buttery notes. Creamy with a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (920) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Pint at the Three Stags, Bebington. Hazy golden with off-white head. Aroma of malt, and fruity hops. Taste is fairly sweet, and fruity too.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
Firkin at Yards Real Ale. Pours a clean gold with thin off-white head. Aroma of grain, nut, fruit and pungent sulfur. Medium body, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3515) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On cask at Rustico in Arlington VA. Pours a clear gold with a thin bubbly head. Aroma of tropical fruits. Flavors orange and bubblegum. Light to medium bodied. Light carbonation. Clean finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewTom (302) - - FEB 16, 2014
Fresh tasting & wheat-ish. Not as bitter as I'd have expected but a good average beer for drinking on a hot summer afternoon. Rated by BrewTom

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2329) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
A fine golden and bitter beer. Bit grainy, with a very drinkable body. Good one.


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