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Harviestoun Spring Fever

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Formerly brewed at Harviestoun
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - generally available in March.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ConfusedDave (2) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2005 does not count
Lovely fruity, crisp beer for a hot day after a long walk. Needs to be cooler than most cask ales

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2004
Sampled cask conditioned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Pale golden, slightly hazy, rich head. Rich aroma of citrus and hay. Dry and light bodied with soft and light mouthfeel. Hoppy finish with good bitterness. Thirst quenching. Another to top effort from the Dollar brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2006
[cask from JDW] Nice hoppy aroma, lots of citric fruit. light body, dry, bitter finish. A great session ale!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2005
Handpuled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Creamy gold, decent collar of head, fairly decent hops in a refreshing fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Cask @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Lots of tropcal fruits in the aroma, rather similar to their other golden brews. A bit too fruity and sweet for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Borough Arms, Crewe 20/05/2005 Golden coloured slightly pale and hoppy. Dry lasting finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2006
Aroma is a bit minimal but what is there is a bit like minty lemon. Tast is better a bit minimal, perhaps past its best, but bitter and grasssy.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2006
Cask conditinoed @ Standing Order(JDW), Soton. Pale colour. Grainy malts and initially aggresive citric hops which fade quickly to leave the thin malt. Perhaps slightly past its best.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 28, 2006
NOt very interesting, too bitter for me. A lot of people say the flavour of this brewery’s products have gone.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
Cask@Reading BF. An average, easy to drink ale. Some light hop aromatics. Quite malty and sweet, with some citrus in the finish. Easy to drink.


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