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Harviestoun Ice Maiden

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

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask: Seasonal - January and February.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1348) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2012
Tasted this at the Ardneil Hotel, Troon in February 2006. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear amber gold in colour with a thin white head. Sweet citric fruit notes in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a sweet golden syrup note with peaches and lychees in the mouth. Hop resins give a citric dryness in the long aftertaste. Finish is dry and pithy. An ok summer session - oops I forgot Harviestoun brews Golden Ales for dark winter nights...........

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (3970) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2008
Cask @ Bon Accord. Golden colour, white head. Average golden ale, with some caramel malts. Light bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Manhattan Cask Fest: Pours a clear golden color. The aroma has some lightly sweet doughy malt notes, along with mild apple-ish esters and grassy hop notes. Light bodied with a lot of peanut character in the flavor. The peanut flavors precede some toasted caramel and mild yeast esters/apple notes. Pretty simple.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Had on cask at RFD in DC. Absolutely piss beer. Totally watery, musty and flat. Not a pleasant beer at all. Clear gold in color, thin head, and musty flavor. Close to a skunky wet towel flavor. (On Tap 12/27/2007)

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2007
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough. Pours a clear pale golden color with a small white head. Fruity malty hoppy aroma. Sweet malty hoppy flavor. Sweet malty finish with a bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Cask at Pete’s Waterfront (Bklyn). Hand pumped a slightly hazy golden color with a thin head. Some slight lemon in the aroma as well as grassy notes and light cereal (almost wheaty) malts. Nice clean flavor--straw to cereal malt, kind of wheaty tasting, with a slightly grassy hop finish. I think I hit this cask at just the right time--everything seemed to be in equilibrium. Clean, mild, smooth, no infirmities, just pure golden real ale, very poundable and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
Cask at Charlie’s, Copenhagen
Golden color. The aroma has some grassy hop. Balanced flavor, dry malt, good grassy hop, and a quite clear yeast footprint that improves it. Dry and a bit astringent. Good and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30743) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
Half pint cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden and with little white head. Aroma is slight floral. Flavour is medium sweet to dry. Quite fruity towards floral. Finish holds a fresh bitter and floral note. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 13, 2007
Cask. Pours a nice clear golden colour with a fair white head. Soft bit flat mouthfeel. The flavour is quite fruity and hoppy with malt and some citrus. Well lasting dry hoppy and fruity finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2007
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A golden beer with a slight haze under a thin light orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of dusty hops, and some stearin. The flavor is sweet malty with citrusy hop notes, leading to a dry and rather bitter finish.


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