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

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


mickut's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mickut (276) - Espoo, - JAN 2, 2011
Bottled. Pours clear, medium amber with a large, white head and has excellent lacing. Taste is a bit muddied with light to medium bitterness and palate has a slight metallic feel to it. Aroma has spices, fruits, caramel.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3546) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper, nose is sweet, pine, taste is sweet toffee, light fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2559) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons, Bracknell. Poured a clear amber, with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, grassy hop and bready malt. Fresh hoppy flavour, with some spruce and biscuity malt backbone. Finish was toffee, bitter resin and peppery hop.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2014
Unclear copper colored English bitter. Delicious easy-drinking, a little thin with good citrus and hop flavor.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Low fluffy off-white lasting head. Clar dark brown body. Alcohol dominated malty caramel aroma. Dry hoppy malt caramel choccolate flavor with a low carbonation and a long dry bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4916) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2014
På flaske fra systembolaget. Fyldig litt bernstenfarget farge med ett fint skum. Søtlig aroma med ett ganske fruktig innslag. Heldigvis ikke så søt som antatt. Frisk ale med litt citrus innslag. Det som ble litt "feil" er at jeg antok at det var en juleøl, altså mørk kraftig øl. Det var det defintivt ikke. Skal heretter bare kose meg med den som en god frisk ale i vintermørket :-)
[Flaske fra Systembolaget i Strømstad, Sverige]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11893) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle from YNWA Beershop, Kolding. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 021113

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11376) - DENMARK - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. Amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, little toasted and fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, little toasted, fruit, medium sweet and a little bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, orange and light floral. Flavour is caramel, citrus, orange, flower and light grass.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyBudgie (757) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6518) - 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.


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