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

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RATINGS: 870   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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"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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4.6
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.

3.1
Aurelius (5590) - 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.

4.3
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!

3.1
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.

3.6
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.

3.6
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.

3.6
JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 8, 2002
Amber color with minimal head. A decent hop aroma. A floral/lemon grass flavor which leads to the malt. A slightly differant bitter.

3.4
Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2002
Very very nice. The commercial descriptio does not lie; hoppy, lemony bite at close, yet still some decent malt balance.

3.8
Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2002
very light amber color, small head. surprising bitter flavors - middle of the mouth tang, followed by lemony bite at the end. Just enough malt to give some body and subtle extra flavor. This is very enjoyable in today's 84 degree temp. (4/16/02)

3.8
heykevin (1287) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2002
This is a wonderful bottled bitter. Plenty of malt character, some residual sweetness. Very attractive hop flavor, multidimensional. it was very enjoyable to taste this as it warmed to room temperature and notice this in the hop flavors.


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