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Harviestoun Liberation

Formerly brewed at Harviestoun
Style: American Pale Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Tesco Challenge bottled beer challenge winner (pasteurised). Has also been available on cask at 4.5%.
Hop variety is as fundamental to the flavour of a beer as grape type is to a wine. In "Liberation" we have used Liberty and Willamette varieties to give an outstanding hop character - clean, refreshing and flowery with a lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Fully golden without much head. Lovely, fruity hop aroma. Notes of citrus but not very bitter. Excellent indeed. 050503

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2005
Bottled. Dark golden colour with nice foamy white head. Very fruity aroma with hints of caramel. Flavour was more hoppy than I expected, but still very wellbalanced. The finish was quite sweet and left the mouth a bit sticky. Had the fortune to find one bottle of this in a local small shop. Would buy more if they happen to get more, the shopowner didn’t know by the point I bought this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1334) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
From a bottle.Chestnut in colour,small head.Bitter with citric fruits.It was ok,no session here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13395) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2004
Bottled, Pasteurised. Golden beer with a carbonated bubbly head, short lived. Harder oily resin hoppy beer, sharp and tangy, almost acidic. A grapefruit peel note throughout with a sharp coating finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5006) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2004
This possess a sharp bitter taste that was in danger of overpowering me.Lovely gold appearance but overall it lacks the complexity and pure class of their wonderful Bitter and Twisted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2003
Dark golden with a white creamy head. Beautiful aroma. Fresh red apples, pear with some toffee and lime. Taste is slightly hoppy and creamy. Has some great fruitness. Red apples, strwberries, flowers, honey and toffee. Aftertaste is flowery, delicate and very smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2003
Golden appearance with white creamy head. Floral hop aroma. Malt flavour with with dry hop finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2003
Copper coloured with firm white head. Malty and fresh aroma with tones of lemon. Malty flavor with tones of tea, citrus and mineral. Bitter with nicely rounded finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2002
You have to get your nose right in the glass to spot the hop resin aroma hanging like a thick fog just above this beer. Lots more hop flavour but very little bitterness which combined with the fruity hops makes it taste like a sweetened grapefruit drink. Dry and stlightly astringent but still too sweet in the finish. A little more bitterness hops and this would be a very good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dragonblaze99 (353) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2002
Interesting floral flavor, nice balance with malts.

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