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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle filtered and pasteurised.
An underlying background of earthy English hops are overlaid by the citrus and spicy aromas produced from the Citra and Simcoe hops, that combine to produce a wildly aromatic, refreshing golden ale.


tania_nexust's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tania_nexust (227) - Greater London, - OCT 25, 2012
It didnít quite have the assertive hop notes i the aroma from Simcoe and Citra that I would have liked, instead it was a really pleasant, hoppy enough sessionable (4.4%) beer, with a good biscuity smooth malt character holding up against the citrus notes. It was a great accompaniment to some American-style pulled pork & sweet potatoes with a hint of chilli.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is orange and toffee, taste is dry, light fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle - Amber Gold in colour. Very Fruity; grapefruit citrus, some lemon. Hoppy; earthy hops, spicy peppery hops. Moderately bitter citrus fruity throughout. Increasingly dry and bitter in the lingering finish. Refreshing. Very drinkable. Decent.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dannyhound (1) - - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
I love this beer. After a week tasting as many beers as I could this was a real stand out. The citrus edge blends perfectly with the well balanced hops giving a easy slightly bitter orange taste that I have since sessioned on several occasions. Great summer drinking

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1568) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle from Tesco. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Very light carbonation. Nice lacing. Mild aroma of biscuit and orange. Clean, slightly fruity flavour with earth and shortbread notes. Safe and easy drinking. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation. Nice but dull.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottled 14/12/13. A golden coloured beer with a bright white head and lace. Nice citrussy hops throughout. Good balancing malts. Quite zesty. Doesnít get as big as youíd hope and you end up feeling a little cheated. Score 3.4
Subsequent rating scored 3.8. Average becomes 3.6

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1545) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Ncl. Light orange aroma, bitter tangy palate with chalky notes. Some buttery background flavours and a bit of caramel. Sharp lemony, grassy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tampierre (848) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 13, 2013
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Hay,citrus and floral aroma ; Golden color with smaller head ; Lighter sweet and medium bitter taste ; Refreshing ; Bitter finish ; Pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (4124) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2013
500ml bottle shared with a mate during a random beer tasting evening on 15 Feb 2013. As the name suggests this is a golden brew with hops ruling the flavours. Looked fine, clear and bright in both half pint glasses, each with a small white covering of bubbles. The actual hop content gives a fairly strong citrus feel throughout: something Iím not too keen on. There are far too many golden citrus flavoured beers on the UK market although to be fair this is one of the better that Iíve tasted.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1926) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
Pours a dark gold colour with a thin white head, plenty of fruit and hops in the aroma, the taste is bitter with fruit and hops with a dry bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PutneyP (1) - - DEC 7, 2012 does not count
Delightfully smooth, hop balance just right against the citrus and low carbonation makes for both session(4.4%) and broad range of food matching .


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