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

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask, Special;
This wildly aromatic and refreshing golden ale has citrus and spicy aromas from the Citra and Simcoe hops, perfectly balancing the underlying background of earthy English hop flavours. Hops used: Challenger, Citra, Simcoe


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (1660) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
[Cask at The Falcon (JDW), High Wycombe] Gold with a thin white head. Lots of lemon up front which gradually fades to leave a rather heavy bitterness. An average and rather one-dimensional golden ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4805) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Plae amber with a tight cream head; citrus aroma; smooth and creamy in the mouth, with a pronounced sharp grapefruit taste; and a long, dry, and fruity finish. Rather good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JOHNS17 (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2012
JDW Last Post. At last, hops in a Spoons Fest Ale. Was beginning to despair (apart from Feral IPA) All that need be said of this is that it is as close to Jarl I have tasted from another brewer. Top stuff as anything with Citra & Simcoe usually is. Harviestoun back on form.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3232) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear pale golden, good white head, good lacing, biscuit and fruity hop aroma, biscuity citrus flavour, mild citrus aftertaste, smooth, very easy to drink

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3504) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Cask @ The Counting House JDW. Rich golden yellow colour, good head. Mild biscuit resin aroma. Biscuit citrus fruit flavour, bitter aftertaste. Reasonable golden ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2012
cask at Sorder ... golden amber ... small white head ... bright zezty passion nose ... soft fruits ... bright zezty fruits ... soft passion fruit linger

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2012 Cask at Knights Templar Spoons. Clear pale gold thin white head. Some butter on aroma but then good cutrus hips on finish. Condition could be better. Lack of diacetyl would be advantage. Ok 3.3/5 re rate county hotel ashford no diacetyl cleaner hoppy decent

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7855) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2012
Cask at Willow Walk, London. It pours clear light yellow, with a small white head. The nose is faint citrus, light spice, straw, light sweetness and soft fruit. The taste is upfront citrus, pithy lemon, grapefruit, assertive bitterness, straw, earth, light spice and soap, with a dry, citric finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Rather tasty actually.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5194) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Cask @ The Willow Walk. The pour’s deep gold with a small, creamy white head. The nose is bright red berries, some honey, mild dry grass. The taste is tangy grapefruit meat, soft citrus fruit salad. Mildly herbal, grassy hop finish. Pleasantly creamy mouthfeel. Light, easy to drink stuff. Overall, a very solid effort.


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