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 15/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
Pours a clear brown with off white foam leaving mild-medium lace. Aromas of toasted malts, earthy, floral, bread, and a nice faint sweetness. Flavours of roasted malt, earthy, floral, caramel, mild-medium bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
bottle, Morrisons. Lacking any discernible aroma, but has a soft sweet palate, with good biscuity malt, clean light citrus and a berries and brown sugar finish Not what I expected, but pleasant enough all the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (1435) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at Geordies byre in Ayr a clean crisp beer with nice malt hop balance lemon and grapefruit prominent with slightly spicy notes smooth drinking slightly bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - DEC 1, 2012
Mogano buona schiuma piuttosto persistente legger maltato un toccocitrico discreto corpo amaro medio leggero biscotto toffe un leggero tostato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Brown with a white foam Aromas are malty with raisins and lemon. Cookie dough with plummy notes. Flavours are sweet malts with brown sugar and raisins with mellow lemon. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4753) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Cask by handpump at Edward G Wylie, Glasgow - clear golden amber, thin off-white head, good lacing, mild fruity hop aroma with a bit of spice, sweet malty, fruity, well balanced, carbonation is quite high

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1954) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
500ml Bottle.Pours deep golden with a small off-white head.Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, grassy and spicy hops with some malty notes. Flavour is bitter and sweet with some caramel and malt. A dry finish, medium to thin body, average carbonation. Not too bad, but not very festive!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerhammaren (1656) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2012
.33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours dark amber with low head. Aroma is dark malts, sweetnes. Flavor is dark malts, brown sugar, raisin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4982) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Bronze with a small head.. Lovely refreshing fruitiness dominates. Clean and unusual taste. Don’t really see it as a winter beer but its still rather unusual and quite easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle from Aldi 121112
Copper amber, clear, bubbly thin white head
Aroma - soft citrus zest, soft toasted malts
Taste - Caramel malts, bitter earthy hops, some citrus zest, toasted malts, bitter toffee malts
Palate - soft carb, medium body. Finish - bitter toasted malts with a touch of citrus, over toasted bitter long linger
Overall - Unusual mix of citrus zest and bitterish toasted malts, over bitter linger

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