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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: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   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 (2421) - 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2007
Bottlle bought in Sainsbury’s. Poured a lovely copper color with a medium white head. Fresh hoppy scent, though it smells a bit watery. Malty taste with a little bit bitter twist, bitter after taste. Not a bad beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2007
Bottle, pours a clean amber with a large foamy white head. Citrus fruit at the front of the nose, but further along the aroma releases earthy malt. Some roasted malt on the palate, but the flavour is mistly a citrus hoppiness. The bitter finish is a bit understated. Not much going on her, but not bad either. Maybe it would be better if I had some of that haggis....

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
davegore (223) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2007
500ml bottle from sainsbury’s, poured a golden colour but the head was soon gone, strong citrus smell on the nose but when tasted the flavour is so much grapefruit dominated that there seems little room left for anything else, the finish is neither dry or subtle in any way, just seems a bit watery to me and prety one dimensional, one to aviod for me

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2007
Pale to mid amber with a large white head. Aroma was malty, rather peppery and metallic. Taste of toast and marmalade with a strong bitter finish and lots of fizz. Not a bad beer, but it lacked a certain reserve and refinement.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2007
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. A golden amber colour with lots of white head leaving some lacing; quite highly carbonated. Quite light to drink with a malty taste, then a pleasantly bitter aftertaste leaving the palate dry.

Unfortunately I didn’t have any haggis on hand to try with it - according to the back of the bottle... "Hunted in the heather covered hillsides of the highlands, these reclusive creatures traverse the hillside only in an anti-clockwise direction, due to the unequal length of their legs." - as my shotgun has a clockwise bend in the barrel I’ll never bag one of the blighters!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2006
(500 ml bottle brought by a friend from London) Clear copper color with a medium size lasting tan head. Fresh hoppy scent, though it smells a bit watery. Malty taste with a little bit bitter twist, bitter after taste. Watery mouth feel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1152) - SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2006
A lovely orange/gold colour with an excellent white head that lasts well down the glass...leaves a good lace too! Has that fantastic, well balanced hop ’n’ malt nose that I expect from Harviestoun beers, a bit lighter in body than expected but packed with smooth malt and fruity hop flavours, a slight sharp acidity appears on the finish...lovely! Didn’t have it with haggis tho!


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