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Harviestoun Haggis Hunters Ale (Bottle)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2532) - 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.

   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....

   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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5956) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (9552) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1137) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2006
Not much flavour in this one. Has some round and malty notes. Rather tasteless and weak. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9779) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2006
Bottle. Amber/gold with a small white head. Aromas are fresh pine and grapefruit with earthy hops and spices. Fairly sweet caramel malts. Flavours are spiced oranges and citrus with sweet grapefruit. Some caramel malts with nice peppery and bitter hops. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (9480) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
Bottle from Sainsburys. Not particularly impressive but then not too bad amber colour small frothy head quite refreshing for it’s strength crisp and hoppy and lingering bitterness.

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