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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Bottle: Filtered.
Hops don’t get wilder than this! The positively manicAmerican hop combination leads the normally restrained East Kent Goldings and Fuggles on a wild hoppy taste journey!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate hoppy, grass, citrus, hop oil - hop extract, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, sweet fruit, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111202]

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2011
Bottled@Chriso. Yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel malts, fruity and floral notes along with some slight resiny tones. Flavour is fruity, floral, mild honey, resin and herbal notes.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19239) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
Bottled. Hazy pale amber, small head. Distinct apricot aroma. Sweet and fruity with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Apricots, hay, yellow plums. Log bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2011
bottle at home ... thanks to Fin .... crisp golden yellow .. thin white head ... soft sweet grassy lemon ... zezty lemon ... light oily lemon bitterness ... little hay ... very blah... not bad just not exciting

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13288) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2011
500ml bottle from Sainsburys beer competition 2011. Clear paleish gold with lasting thick white head. Wow that’s a lot hoppier than I expected. Yes a really hoppy APA style beer with a bit too much bitterness for the malt. And it’s a bit to bitter and peppery rather than fruity. Malts are very pale and not very dominant. Not much yeast. But there is a huge amount of white pepper bitterness on the finish. Ok and a bit of a surprise, mind you not that easy to drink cos of the bitterness on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10543) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle at home in London. Part of the Sainsburys Beer Championship. Pours an effervescent gold with a small, white head. Aroma has quite a nice hop character, lots of grass, some delicate citrus, mild pee. Medium sweet, well balanced flavor. Toasty malts, light caramel, grassy bitterness, faint tangy citrus. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Faintly sticky finish, bready toast, toasted hay, mild pine, some grass and dandelion in the back of the throat. Quite fresh overall. Very good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10022) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from Sainsbury’s, Banbury. Gold with white head. The blurb for this is somewhat ambitious, I wonder if they forgot to load them all in on this batch? This was a fairly restrained, lemony, light fruity beer with a metallic edged boiled malt note. Drinkable but not what it says on the bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7995) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. Golden with a thin head. Aromas are grain with pithy grapefruit and hints of pineapple. Low pine with floral notes and spices. Flavours are biscuit and cereal with sweet pineapple and bitter grapefruit. Some resinous pine and lemon marmalade with lightly nutty lager characteristics. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2011
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, drunk on 2 December 2011. Best before Dec 2012. Bright gold colour. Generous white head. Good condition - lively but not too fizzy. Plenty of hops in the aroma - grapefruit in the forefront. Maybe a touch of bubblegum. Firm mouthfeel. Strong tangy hops culminating in a quite pronounced bitterness on the palate. Decent stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle from Sainburys, Kidlington, part of the beer challenge range, consumed at home Sun 18th Sept’ 11 Pours gold, good clarity. Its not bad but the hoppiness is sadly a little wayward, light fruitiness, clean tasting its ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov13 3.2


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