IslandHaole (1302) - Misawa, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2003
Nice piney floral hop nose. Deep golden with little to no head. A sweet front that slowly fades into a bitter finish. A nice easy transition and not one that flips your tastebuds in a 180. A dry bitter aftertaste that doesn't linger to long. A nice mouthfeel as well. All said, very tasty! kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2003 (from the bottle) Lager colored. No head to speak of. Hops aroma. HOPS flavor predominates. baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Perfectly clear, light amber with a scant white head. Subtle caramel with a touch of herbal noble hops and some roast. Somewhat dry in flavor that starts bitter and finishes a little grapefruit like. May be a touch thin for my liking. kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Wow! Finally a bottled bitter that rivals 'on tap' in England! Very clear, not much aroma too speak of but the first taste, man oh man! Hop Heads delight!Definitely the best bitter I have had the pleasure of consuming (in the last couple months). UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Ah yes. What an interesting beer. Very much a bitter, but kicked around a little with an extra citrus flavor. Really top shelf stuff. I absolutely can't get enough of beers like this.
Aurelius (5717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2002
Mild fruity nose. Citrus and not strongly hoppy. Tastes like a west coast beer. Excellent bottle and label. Thin and drinkable. I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2002
This beer pours orange with a thin bright white head. It is light for a beer from scotland, but still packed with fruity? flavors. The finish is what this beer is all about. Bright, clean, and lemony, the mouth is ready for more. A truly great and different style. Horray for Harviestoun! Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Pours a clear orangey yellow, with a thin white head. Nice malty citrus nose. The lowered carbonation makes this nice and smooth and it goes down easy. Mild citrus flavor with a dash of bitterness. Ends quickly and without much fanfare. SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Ringing in clear as bell with a light golden tinge with a clear subtle bright white head, a fresh clean hop smell creeps to your nose. The taste is quite light, neither too bitter or really all that twisted, just a touch of hop and a twist of lemon. There's a slight aftertaste I don't really enjoy. However, I like the hint of sweetness that tends to disappear in other beers when things get too light. austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
The bottle promises that this beer has '1/3 less carbon dioxide' and I appreciate that! I don't like fizzy beer. To get a head on this one, you have to pour hard. It's very bitter (Styrian, Hallertau and othe hops do the heavy lifting). A very solid Bitter from Scotland, as advertised. How they get the lemony, citrus flavor without adding lemon, I'll never know. Nice.