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

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RATINGS: 855   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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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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
Aroma:mixe of lime and caramel ... Appearance:pours cooper,good creamy white head... Flavor:good lime-grapefruit hops,light malt flavor...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2006
Pours light copper with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, lime and light caramel. Good balanced body, with a medium bitterness... Citrus hops combining with a simple light toasty sweet malt. Bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7375) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2006
Huge offwhite creamy head shrinks quickly towards a copper body. Complex, harmonic aroma of floral hops, honey, rubber, and wet paper. Its good, but there is some not so good mixed in. Taste is deep, flowery honey, with smoky, citric notes, and touches of paper. Aftertaste is dry papery malts. Slightly lacking in body. Not at all bad. (0.5l bottle.)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle, in honor of that Scotish Socialist, reid. Long live Socialism, that most successful of the various forms of government. Pours a nice witish yellow-orange with a nice head and lacing. Aroma is straight-up lemon with hints of rose. Flavor is a floral lemon flavor with bits of thistle, or at least a flavor that reminds me of what a thistle would taste like if I had ever tasted one. Mouthfeel is full. Nice beer; a definite repeat as well as a mouth-puckerer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6740) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2006
Looks decievingly like a standard lager, then it reaches out and gives a real punch. Hops, hops, hops, grassy, flowery and bitter (and twisted). Try it if you can find it!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 4, 2006
500ml bottle, courtesy of my wife. Clear light gold with a dense white head - a pretty pour. Nose is a bit grassy, a bit grainy, with a mild citrus hop presence. Light palate, flavor is pleasantly hoppy citrus (lemon?), some grass/grain. Finish is similar to the flavor, with the bitter hop flavor in the fore. A syep up from a lawnmower beer - maybe a grill operator beer?

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bierotherapeut (43) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2006
De couleur blonde. Trs claire et peu effervesente. Un lger collet colle au verre tout au long de la dgustation. Arome de houblon pic et de malt lger avec une touche saline. Gout lger de malt et de houblon terreux et pic. Bonne amertume, mais nest pas assez forte pour bien balancer le ct sucr de cette bire. Cest une bonne bire mais elle est bein meilleur en cask.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (9697) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2006
(500 ml bottle brought over from England by a friend) Straw golden color, white head. Very hoppy scent, mixed with a bit of acid. Nice hoppy refreshing taste with a bitter after taste- Smooth mouth feel and high bitterness. A beer I can recommend, very nice!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mountainforest (131) - Mississippi, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Trying way too hard for a balance of multiple flavors, which are only multiple and not balanced. Wont buy it again. Love the company but not this beer. Too bitter, without depth.


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