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Harviestoun Fringe Benefit

Formerly brewed at Harviestoun
Style: Bitter
Alva, Central, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
Cask. Slightly hazy golden colour with a minor white head. Aroma is fruits, some zesty notes, mild bready and wooden notes as well. Flavour is bready malts, wood, herbs and some floral notes. Slight floral bitterness along with mild herbal notes in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
Cask @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2910) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
Cask @ OT. Typical Harviestoun bitter. Not as crisp as Bitter and Twisted, but still highly drinkable. Yeasty and citrusy. Smooth. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (3066) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2011
Cask at oliver twist. Typical smooth cask ale. hoppy, floral and thirstquenching.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1585) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2011
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in September 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Orange peel and floral hop notes in the short aroma. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts give a juicy citric note of grapefruit, lychees and marmalade. Dusty hop resins give a bitter bite in the short aftertaste. Finish has a delicate sweet tangerine flavour. A pleasant session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7849) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm) Golden colour with foamy, white head. Malty, slightly fruity nose with orange, apricots, crystal malt and floral hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of orange, apricots, biscuits, grainy malt and a fairly dry finish with a generous, floral bitterness that grows over time. Light body, fairly dry. Quite nice and highly drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23428) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear deep golden. Fruity nose. Sweetish with light body and rounded mouthfeel. Restrained spicy, salty hops over ripe fruits. Slender, sweetish and almost shy with slowly growing bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2011
On cask at The Standing Order. A blonde ale with a thick white head. Aroma of light malt and caramel. Malt flavour with some lemon - grassy hop notes. A thick creamy mouth-feel. Nicely bitter with a peppery linger. Definitely growing on me!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4365) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2011
Cask @ The Henglers Circus JDW. Fruity aroma. Golden brown colour, good head. Fag ash & fruit flavour, bitter aftertaste. A new & reasonable bitter from Harviestoun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4428) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 31, 2011
Cask @ Henglers Circus, JDW. Dark golden colour, off-white head. Nose is light malty and fruity. Flavour is malty, fruity, bit of citrus, a little toastiness, dry biscuit. Slightly bitter finish. Ok drinkable but nothing spectacular.

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