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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Bitter
Alva, Central, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - Winter. Also available bottled.

December brings the last of our seasonal beers - biscuity and bitter with a long finish.
A colour of dark copper leads to a nose that is hoppy and spicy, a balanced palate and a long, hoppy finish.
There are both crystal and chocolate malts in this tawny beer - it’s full bodied with a delighful hop character from Challenger and Styrian Goldings.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices with notes of hops. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops and grass. Dry hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2009
Clear deep golden with a tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma with malty and caramel notes. Flavour was fairly dry with hints of malt and hoppy notes. Finished bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10856) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
orange, small smoth white head mild pilsener like aroma, but more spicy and bitter. flavor is mid, faint hoppy (real nice hops), flowery, faint spices, full taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10241) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottled. golden coloured. clear. dense light brown head. aroma of grass, fruits and light spice. Grass, fruits and light carmel in the flavour. Medium bodied. Dry. Fruity and light bitterness in the end.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and malt, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and light acidic hoppy. Bitter and sweet fruity flavoured, light bitterness coming through. Ends dry and bitter into a mild fruity finish.Smooth fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2295) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle. Crisp (as always with Harviestoun) citrus hops and malt in perfect balance. Natural and refreshing taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2169) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours amber and clear with a little head. Clean taste of malts and citrusy hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle, 12 C , 2009-11-21, Göteborg AR: cherry, maltyness, citrus AP. amber body wee head F: IPA, a bit citrus and medium bitterness, not bad but not good as a christmas beer. I want more spices, fruits and christmas feeling :-)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2009
Clear copper with a small nice off-white head that leaves great lazings on my pintglass. Aroma is hoppy grassy on top of a bready caramell toffe foundation. Flavour is exotic fruits and chewy hops, a bit thin in flavour but still very nice with a good hop bite in the ending. Drinkable and well balanced.


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