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

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RATINGS: 867   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdpeebs (698) - Sydney, - JUL 29, 2012
Bootle- Goden honey in colour. Good citrus aroma and flavours, with a nice bitter finish.


3.2
Piw (1250) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2017
330ml Flasche. Klar und golden mit minimaler Schaumkrone. Feinherbe Hopfennoten. Etwas Citrusaroma. Runder Abgang.

4
sephyrott (221) - - OCT 29, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 500ml from bottle bought at Waitrose. Bitter but as the name suggests, but a twist: citric and floral aroma, and slightly hoppy

3.1
Iznogud (4322) - CROATIA - OCT 24, 2017
Bottle, 500 ml from Pivoljub. Shared with Max and JFK10000. Pours cloudy golden with medium white head. Malty, light hoppiness, bitter finish, bit nutty. Light bodied.

3.2
Bill Becker (1773) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2017
From Mar 2007 This one pours from 500ml bottle a clear medium gold with a medium size head of foam that shrinks slowly leaving a fine layer and there's lots of lacing. The smell is delicate. I note some citrus(mostly lemon) and some malt. The taste is nice. The flavour is a blance of citrusy hops and seet malt with the hops *just* having the edge. There's also some fruitness and a touch of sour in there but they sit mostly in the background. The finish has a nice lingering lemony flavour that leaves you wanting more. Bottom line: A very tasty Ale and at 4.2%abv, it is a great session beer. Good stuff.

3.5
andrewje41 (4241) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2017
500 mL bottle poured. A pale golden, slight haze pour. Tons of foam head and lacing. Bottle brought back from Scotland, though unfortunately I wasn't the one who was there to bring it back. Aroma is a nice balance of malt and citrus like character. Refreshing. Malt fronted flavor. Light beer, but plenty of flavor. Love the citrus going on. Very fun try.

3.3
Grumbo (3952) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

3.3
Thomas_W1 (957) - Rastatt, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2017 Flasche 0,5l: Golden, klar, etwas grobporiger Schaum; sehr süße + sehr fruchtige Nase, frisch, exotische Früchte, Maracuja, Orangen, Multivitaminsaft, Malz, Getreide, leichte fruchtige Bitterkeit; frischer + fruchtiger Körper, kräftige fruchtige Bitterkeit, Hopfen, Malz, cremig, deutliche Kohlensäure, leichte trockene Säure, Grapefruitzest, fruchtig-trockene Bitterkeit; angenehmer trockener Nachgang mit kräftigen Hopfennoten

3.3
AleRider78 (1452) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2017
Pours a thick frothy head that gives way to a thin cap. Leaves some dirty lacing. Has a clear golden appearance. Mild citrus aromas as well as sweet bready malts with hints of toffee and caramel. Mild fruity flavours abound, some grapes, oranges, herbal hops as well as sweet toasty and bready malts. Very faint notes of caramel. Slick sensation with light bodied mouthfeel. Slightly faint carbonation. Medium finish with some light sweetness on the palate. Pretty good and very affordable for a 500ml bottle.

3.6
mikeyo1 (871) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle @ home. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Aroma of lemon, orange zest, grass, fresh cut flowers , white bread and malt, light buttery caramel and white biscuits. Taste is crisp and balanced bitter with flavors of orange zest, caramel, grass, flowers,some red fruits, earth and pale malts. Lasting bitterness.

2.8
wekker84 (2390) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus water and hops flavor malts citrus fruits water and hops


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