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


on tap


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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - APR 23, 2013
Bottle 330 cl. Clear deep golden with a small off-white head. Fresh, citrusy nose. Light body, lightly sweet fruitiness with a dry whiff of citrus. Lightly astringent and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9380) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101211.
Pours golden color with a medium head. Aroma of hops, fruits and toffee. Flavor of fruits, caramel malts and some hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tampierre (1280) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2013
Bottled 0.5l ; Devon ; UK ; Malty caramel and citrusy aroma of hops ; Dark amber color with huge head ; Medium sweet taste and medium bitter finish ; Medium body ; Very pleasant beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Bottled 0.5L. Malty nose. Pale head. Coppery color clear. Hoppy malty and lemoney taste. At the end hoppy bitterness. Too bitter for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow tasting, thanks to Chris, 20/01/13. Nose is caramel malt, light spice, sugars, toffee fudge. Taste follows, some grass, dark malt, fruits. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Drinkable but average ... file under ’W’.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrianWillum (229) - Præstø, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013
Very good aroma of sweetness and roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Taste is even better and almost fruity, good balance between sweet and bitter, the smokedness and coffee is hard to taste, though. Palate is fruity and bitter, quite good. Dark brown beer with a little head, which disappears quite fast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pretty standard beer nose is quite bready and malty. Taste is clean with a hint of citrus. Nice sharp bitterness. Ok beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (907) - SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Light citrus smell in the bottle. Slightly brownish golden colour. Forms a reasonable thivk creamy head all things considered. SLoghtly bitter end which sort of reminds me of a red or brown ale brewed with crystal malt. Appealing somewhat crunchy icy quality in the end which is tight, firm and well integrated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15580) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle @ Odense Smagning, 1st Gathering Janaur 2013. Pours amber with a white head and lacings. Bread, caramel and a whiff of citrus. Medium bodied. Standard Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12958) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2013
RB Odense January tasting. Hazy copper with a lasting white head. Malty aroma with a toffee note, some fruit and citrus. Sweet malty flavour with toffee and a roasted note, some fruity hops and a hint of marmalade

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