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

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RATINGS: 859   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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3.3
   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 (9866) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2006
For being bottled with 1/3 less CO2, this sure pours with a big layer of head. Straw color with persistent, cream colored bubbles. Sort of a sweet, buttery aroma, with light warmed fruit. Think butter and jam on scone, touch of lemon. Something about the aroma is a little dissident though. I keep sniffing it, trying to figure it out. What do these smells mean? My inclination is that my nose is finding the German/British hopping combination a little odd. I get just a touch of cloves as well. Modest, but definitely present chewy hop flavor. A lemon cheesecake sort of sweetness. Enough body to make it satisfying. This didnt quite feel like it came together for me, but it is distinctive, pretty clean, and enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Pours absolutely crystal clear. A Golden amber color with few tiny bubbles and a small but thick foamy white head. Aroma is bitter fresh citrus and a little grassy. Taste is very clean, fresh citrus (lemon, orange) with a little hint of spice and a bit of warmth to finish. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Golden clear amber with a small head that vanishes leaving little or no lacing. Not surprising in a beer that is low in alcohol and in body. Wonderfully hopped, spicy and bitter, with a long bitter finish. A wonderfully refreshing session beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4720) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2006
Bottle. Golden beer with a light head. The aroma is fruity, and citrus, the flavour is lightly dry and sparkling fruit. Overall a beautiful and great refreshing beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (35904) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2006
A dark orange beer with a thick dense off-white head. The aroma is fresh with a lovely note of hops, making it very fresh. The flavor is fresh with a nice crisp malt accent on which is a nice hoppyness giving it slight hints of grass and lemon. Very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2006
Golden color with long lasting head. Herbal, grassy, lemony and lightly resinuous hop aroma with honeyish malt. Clean and refreshing aroma. Malty and bitter flavor with herbal, spicy and citrusy hops. Dry and bitter sulfur finish. Well made session bitter.


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