overall
78
98
style
Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
"Bottled with approximately 1/3rd less Carbon Dioxide than most beers. This results in a fresher more natural tasting beer. Combines Hallertau Hersbrcker with Challenger. Late hopped with Styrian Goldings, which gives a sharpness like the twist of a lemon."

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dkoonce (911) - Peoples Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Clear, light gold with a billowy white head. Fairly heavy malt aroma. Smooth, almost oily consistency, with a bit of tingly hops in the thick malt profile. Looks and tastes like a heavy lager.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Bottle thanks to Book_M_Dano. Enjoyed New Years eve 2006. Pours straw colored with champagne like bubbles. Spicy light bitterness and hints of grain sweetness in the aroma. Hay and grain. This is a bitter brew. Spicy hops dominate the flavor with hints of nothing else. There is little body to this one and the flavor is one dimensional. No malt to hold up the potent hops. Maybe I had a bad bottle as others seem to have enjoyed flavors mine completely lacked.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2006
Bottle, 500 ml. Thin creamy, mostly lasting head over a clear pale orange/golden body. Pleasant fresh and floral hop aroma with notes of citrus. Taste is mellow and complex. Dry malt, grapefruit, honey, mild spices and delicate hops. Medium body. Supersmooth mouthfeel. Medium bitter dry finish. Very nice!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2006
On tap @ Coles Buffalo, NY. Mild hop bitterness, Light gold in color, medium bodied & nothing too spectacular

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8056) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
Classic oily hopsack nose a la Church End. That flowery, resiny hop/ honeyish- yeasty balance again. Very aromatically hoppy. A definite nibble of rose. Rolls around the mouth oozing bread, honey and floral hops. Great length, as they say. Just the right parting bitterness. A very cheeky specimen.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head. Sweet malty aroma with a dash of citrusy hops. Flavor is soft and malty ... burtonized water, perhaps? Light carbonation, malty flavor with a nice rounded citrusy hop finish. Not bad. Similar to the Wychewood brews Ive had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3758) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2006
500 mL bottle. App.: med-light amber, decent white, foamy head. Aroma: floral, sl. citrusy hops, lemon-limey. Palate: med.-low carbonation, med.-full body and somewhat creamy. Flav.: light hops, less citrusy than the nose (phew!), a bit of malt (crystal, cereal). Not bad overall.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tranquillity (1937) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
Small bitterness in the flowery aroma. Very clear, orange colour. Thick foam. Complex bitterness which exaggerates itself in the finish. Flowers, nuts and grass. Yummy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11497) - Sborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2006
Bottled. Unclear. Golden coloured. Off white head. Aroma is grassy and light herbal. Some fruitsweetness and caramel notes balances the hops. Flavour is mildly floral and herbal. Some citric caramelnotes. Medium bodied. Medium bitter dry end. Good one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 23, 2006
500mL bottle. Pours a clear, golden-yellow appearance; white head with good retention and lacing. Light, bittery lemon hop aroma. Crisp carbonation, slightly acidic, plenty of fresh, citrusy hop taste in the palate; medium mouthfeel, dominated by the bitterness; minerals and a touch of cotton candy; bitter and slightly dry on the finish.


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