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


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask: Occasional

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2009
On tap at Beer Table in Brooklyn. An odd one. Cloudy golden color with minimal head. Odd aroma of (you guessed it) ginger and lime. Flavor is sweet malt along with sour lime notes and heavy ginger. Palate is a little watery. It accomplishes what it tries to, I’m just not so sure it’s a good idea for a beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (12883) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
A golden ale with no head. A rather buttery with light ginger. In mouth, light malt and hops, with light citrus and ginger. Watery bodied. On tap at Ginger man, NYC, May 30, 2008. 4.75$ for a half pint.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Name: Ginger Lime
Date: 06/15/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub

Appearance: hazy gold, fine off white head, sheets of lace,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with light citrus and spicy floral hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light citrus character from the lime, touch of a spicy bite I’m guessing from the ginger, light lasting bitter finish,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *+/4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Tap at Ginger Man passed on by a local NY rater (I forget who) Golden pour with a thin/vanishing white head. Herbal/medicinal aroma with mild lime-leaf spiciness and berries. Fizzy thin body with a lacking body and flavor. Very odd flavor with off berryish notes and lavender. Soapy with a note of mildly skunked Euro-hops. Pretty bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. I’ve been seeing this all over the place, surprised it only has one rating. Man, this beer is some kind of horrible. Smells like ginger and grapefruit and lychee and maybe some lime. That part isn’t that bad. But the taste is horrendous, with a minerally, thin body, and a rouch, salty, disgusting finish. Yuck! Too bad we didn’t get this in our blind Lime Beer tasting the other day, it would’ve fit right in with its Bud, Miller, and Steelback brethren.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 16, 2008
On Tap at Novare Res in Portland. This is an interesting beer. It’s sort of odd you can really smell the ginger and then you can really get the taste of lime peel bitterness in the beer. The two dont mix that much in either aspect but that’s kind of neat. This is a pretty good summer beer though, with it’s light body and straw like color it’s almost like a lawnmower beer with sophistication and attitude.

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