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Harviestoun Gold Rush

Harviestoun Gold Rush
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Formerly brewed at Harviestoun
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask: Seasonal - August.
This golden, refreshing seasonal beer has a herbal, spicy aroma, leading to a spicy flavour, with a good bittersweet balance and underlying nuttiness which continue to a lasting hop finish. Hops used: Admiral, Herald, WGV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2005
Pint pulled at The George in London Bridge, a golden amber with a thick and creamy medium-sized head. Aroma is a strong bouquet of citrus hops. The front of the mouth is hit with a very nice taste of fruits, but there is maybe too much bitterness from the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2006
Aroma gives a serious citrus punch with some almost tangy notes. Taste is a bit it also very bitter very hoppy, serious sessionable beer for this time of year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7849) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2006
(Cask at Market Porter, Borough, London, 31 July) Colour is pale amber with frothy head. Nose is fruity with grapefruit, lemon and a distinct citrussy hop aroma. Taste is fruity with grapefruit and lemon, seriously hoppy with a slightly soapy character. Long, hoppy finish. Rather single-tracked and not really complex, but a hop heads delight. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4639) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2003
Orange/golden beer with a citrus and hopped aroma. The flavour has a slight citric bitterness with a dry finish. Overall a genuinely good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 Cask. Amber colour, little head. Grapefruit/lemon citrus hops. Taste to match - crisp, very hoppy and refreshing. Very nice, but a bit of a one-trick pony.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1288) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Pale amber with a decent white head that left plenty of lacing. Citrus hop aroma with a touch of summer fruit. Flavour had some grapefruit, elderflowers and a decent dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2004
Cask conditioned - handpump - OGs Wellingborough. A golden coloured bitterwith a nice orangy aroma. The taste is hoppy with citrus and flowery notes. Pleasant ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2004
Cask at Babington Arms, Derby, Dull gold, slight creamy head. Very floral in nose and taste, bitterness edges into the dry finish, very pleasent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23430) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2003
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden.
Pale orange and slightly hazy. Rich perfumy aroma of grapefruit and apples. Sweet and light bodied. Rounded up front, but with rugged flowery bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester 24/08/2003 Clear golden colour slightly sweet and citrus flavour. Some dryness in a lasting malt finish.

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