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

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RATINGS: 869   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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3.3
Fin (10541) - 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.

3
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 (6501) - 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.

3
dkoonce (911) - People’s 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
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
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
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
DruncanVeasey (8226) - 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.


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