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

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RATINGS: 864   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Bottle: Filtered.
"Bottled with approximately 1/3rd less Carbon Dioxide than most beers. This results in a fresher more natural tasting beer. Combines Hallertau Hersbrücker with Challenger. Late hopped with Styrian Goldings, which gives a sharpness like the twist of a lemon."

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TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 14, 2007
Pours a clear amble, with a white bubbly head. Strong hoppy aroma with plenty of citrus fruit. Smooth on the palate, releasing caramal malty flavour at first, but then overtaken by stronger citrus fruits (especially lemon). The finish brings a more grassy hop flavour and long bitterness. Nearly as good as the cask version.

3.1
cgarvieuk (24236) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2007
Ligth golden colour with a hoppy nose, quite bitter with serious hints of grapefruit.

2.8
Ratman197 (14698) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle poured a clear yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of bread, light citrus and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, lemon, light carmel and a hint of earthiness with a crisp lingering bitter finish.

3.7
Rune (12627) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2007
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, Holborn. Shared with my friends at a hotel room in Kings Cross. Clear golden in body colour under a creamy, white head retention. Aromatic floral hops. Fruit cocktail flavour with notes of lemon, grapefruit, orange and melon. Nice bitter ending. Zesty and refreshing drinkability. Very moreish (01.02.2007).

3.8
entropy1049 (40) - Oxford, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Pours clear amber with a fast-fading white head. Aroma is almost nonexistant, perhaps a little hops-a little citrus. Some carbonation, light in the mouth with some kind of lemony notes, some grass...balence definately tilted away from malts...nice bitter finish...Very refreshing, this would be a superb "good hot day" brew or a fine session ale.

3.3
Fin (10478) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle from Sainsbury, Kidlington. Had this cold as it recomended but I found that this dulled the taste experience somewhat. Poured a pale blond colour, with busy white head that qucikly faded away. Some malt and citrus aroma’s, taste was less intense than expected but there was a definate citrus flavour to this beer though the bitterenss seemed blunter than I’d hoped and remembered last time I’d had this.

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GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Strong spicy hop aroma. Flavor is strongly bitter, eclipsing the malt. Slightly lemony finish. Not a fan of Styrian Goldings hops, so this beer was a little lost on me

4.4
peterbier (6) - st. martin, AUSTRIA - JAN 21, 2007 does not count
A real fine ale, with nice bitter hops that tastes like a grapefruit, very It got´s a very thin bitterness on the tounge, and thats very refreshing. Great Beer

4.2
berkshirejohn (6451) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2007
The bitter hoppy aroma hits as soon as the bottle is openned; pours a pale blonde colour with a white head;good balance of honey sweetness and bitterness at first and than a zing a lemon. Very, very good.

3.4
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 Light blonde ale. Lovely frothy white head. Slight fruity flavour with a zesty scent. Great summer ale. Smells like a lager. Very enjoyable ale. Could have a few of these no problem.


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