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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Premium Lager
Alva, Central, Scotland
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask: Regular. The bottled version has a separate listing.
Brewed with lager malt and Hersbrücker and Challenger hops. Fermented with a lager yeast, but treated in every other way as a cask ale, save for a week or two of cool conditioning prior to release.
Named after the misty mountain near Pitlochry. Has won numerous awards as a cask conditioned beer, including three times gold winner at the Great British Beer Festival.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
Tap @ GBBF. Pours clear yellow with a creamy white head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, hoppy and fruity. Flavour is mild fruity, malty and hoppy bitter. Finishes fruity and slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours clear gold with a tight, creamy cap. Aroma holds some doughy, crispy malts. Flavor is pretty sweet, some toasty grains, white sugar, light cereal and hints of rindy, straw bitters. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet, crisp finish, some hops on the sides of the tongue, bit of cereal. Not bad, very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2011
On cask at The Caley. Blonde beer with a thin white head. Nice fruit nose with spicy hops. Tastes clean and fresh with some malt and the fruity, peppery hop flavours. Great for a ’lager.’

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2011
Cask. Clear pale amber. Some head. Slight malt, slight floral nose. Thick, smooth mouthfeel with hints of honey, malt. Incredibly quaffable with a floral bitter finish. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
renffisch (843) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2011
Cask at the BlackFriar at Blackfriars. Clear light golden colour, fine white head with fine lace. Sweet citric hop nose with a touch of grapefruit, fresh slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Very quaffable pint, with a slight steely finish. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1615) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011
[Gravity cask at Chippenham Beer Festival] Gold, thin off-white head, slight fizz. Straw, grass & honey. Sweet & smooth with a dry finish. Thought I’d better try as it’s meant to be one of the best examples of the style (and it is better than most lagers), but at the end of the day I don’t like the style much, even good ones like this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - APR 28, 2011
27 April 2011, cask. light gold, clear, no bubbles. gorgeous nose for a lager! lots of cloral notes, like tiny wild flowers. there is a coppery malt background. med body , mostly flat and heavy. odd body for a lager. nicely soft, floral hop taste w/ slight coppery malt notes. nice. odd for a lager but nice enough.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2131) - New York, New York, USA - APR 10, 2011
Cask at beer table. Nice light golden color. Thick head. Smells of malt, cereal and honry. Taste ius bready and yeasty. Really easy drinking session beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2011
cask @ redlight redlight. Spicy hops on the nose with feint musty notes. Pours golden blonde with a thick white head. Nice malty flavor upfront with some spicy grassy hops and dry finish. It is a great cask ale but I think I would appreciate it more as a lager with typical lager carbonation. But its still a great session.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13259) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Cask at Paradiso Georgetown. Bright golden color, tiny white head. Aroma of lemon lime. Taste is like a typical lager, nothing too exciting.


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