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Harviestoun Haggis Hunters Ale (Bottle)

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

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Bottle: Filtered.
This beer is a great accompaniment to haggis. It’s brewed using pale and crystal malts and well hopped with Fuggles, East Kent Goldings and Styrian.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
14th January 2008
A rereshing ale with lots of juicy hop fruitiness but isn’t overly bitter. A very pleasant beer to have with food.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2010
Bottled@chriso. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel, some wood and mild fruityness. Flavour is fruits, caramel, some wood and mild bready maltyness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1094) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2009
Amber with a thin white head. Caramel malts, citrus and hops, light bitterness. Very nice, almost no aroma but quite enjoyed this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (1885) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2009
Shamesbo’s, Upton. Dark amber colour with a small off white head. Fragrant hoppy aroma. Slightly sweet caramel malty flavour, with peach, citrus and hop notes. Dry hop tinged finish. Nice n’ easy and refreshing to drink. Only let down by the rather lame haggis marketing guff.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (13168) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2008
Bottle at home ... Golden orange ... fruity hop ... musty dry hop ... little biscuity ... little citrus. Doesnt seem that balanced... I wouldnt ruin a good Haggis with this.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
wheresthepath (1445) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2008
[500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, Reading, Robert Burns Night 2008]. I suspect that this is one of the most popular bottled beers tonight! Being a seasonal special, I didn’t expect too much of it, as it was clearly being marketed on the name and amusing label picture rather than the quality of the beer. A very orange beer, putting me in mind of "Scotland’s Other National Drink", Irn-Bru. In flavour it is diametrically opposite to Irn-Bru though, for there is no hint of sweetness here. I got a hint of floral flavour before huge bitterness kicked in, setting up camp at the back of my tongue & not letting any other flavours through (the bottle claimed biscuit, citrus & fruit were in there somewhere, but I didn’t get any of those). Not a really unpleasant bitterness, just overwhelming. The bottle claimed that it was the ideal beer to go with haggis. I personally can think of many beers that would have better complemented my delicious minced-sheep-lung-and-stomach. However, maybe it’s better to look at it the other way around - haggis is one of the best foods to go with this beer, as few other meals would have an intense enough flavour and enough fat to be tasted above this bitterness! Certainly not a beer I’ll try again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (5912) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle form Sainsburys. Pale amber with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of floral hops and sweet malt. Flavour was biscuity with peppery hops and a decent bitter finish. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - JAN 17, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2008 Beautiful malt and floral aroma with slight bubblegum, straw and citrus. Taste is hoppy from start to finish. Very biiter honey with floral bitterness. Very west coast tasting. Very. very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2008
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Nose of fruits, hops and malt giving a fresh bouquet. Pours a clear amber beer with a small head. Tatse is citurs, fresh and floraly hopped. A nicely balanced beer giving over to a bitter finish. A very light body belies the flavours of this beer, definitely one to be repeated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2410) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 5, 2007
500ml bottle from Sainsburys, 21st Jan 2007. They say this is ’well hopped’ and they mean it! Pours a clear amber with a frothy, subsiding head. The aroma is pure floral hops and the flavour a nice mix of hops, citrus, fruit and a light smoky note. The mouthfeel is perfect - the beer is light and easy to drink, but with sufficient robustness to make each mouthful worth savouring. It certainly has enough flavour to hold its own with haggis. Recommended.


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