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Harviestoun Indian Summer

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Regular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15292) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2003
Bright copper colour. Minerally, earthy, marmaladey aroma. The palate is complex, juicy, earthy, hoppy. Their yeast is absolutely wonderful, adding layers to their beers. Truly one of Britain's showpiece breweries, Harviestoun is well-deserving of their CBOB award for Bitter & Twisted. The Indian Summer is a better beer, but these guys are a stellar representative of what British brewing should be in the 21st century.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 9, 2004
My favourite Harviestoun (cask conditioned at The Commercial Inn, Dunfermline, Scotland). Hoppy, tart, spicy, slightly metallic. And again: hoppy, tart...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 1, 2003
Clear, amber tone, white crisp head. Happy aroma that is slightly to light for classy IPA. Very nice texture , body , good hoppiness . Well rounded . Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2003
Hoppy aroma, with a hint of malt. Amber, with a large creamy head, plenty of lace. Fine hops/malt flavour blend, light on the hops, good malt follow through. Well balanced, and light bodied. A fine example!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3117) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2003
Bright, clear amber with a good sized white head. Very nice hoppy & earthy aroma. Very well bodied, good hop presence in the flavour, and a complex, lingering finish. Solid!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2003
Bright, almost clear amber. Tan head. Lovely aroma of caramel, fruity hops, & orange marmalade. Thick, sticky palate. Good malt flavour of caramel, orange syrup & marmalade. Earthy hop finish. Good, subtle balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peppe (4) - Hisings Kärra, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2004 does not count
Cask @ Viking Gabriella (ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki) Golden/amber with a small but creamy head. Grassy, herbal aroma with some citrus notes. Nice hoppy flavour with good bitterness in the aftertaste and a fruity note adds to complexity. Light refreshing palate

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4612) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2003
Dark beer slightly bitter like in appearance. There is hardly any aroma other than dryness but the flavour is sweet and refreshing, hopped and has great dry finish. Overall a beautiful drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2004
(sampled cask-conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden)Golden with a creamy white head. Fruity and aromatic aroma. Hoppy and aromatic flavour of grass, grapefruit and minerals. Refreshing hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2004
(Tapped) Golden color with a medium head. Very original, spicy, fruity and hoppy aroma. Dry, hoppy spicy, very pleasant flavor. Medium-bodied, bitter palate with balanced carbonation. Very nice and spicy IPA, maybe could use some more bitterness.

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