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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 854   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, - JUL 29, 2012
Bootle- Goden honey in colour. Good citrus aroma and flavours, with a nice bitter finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (688) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2016
Pours clear, golden. Big white head. Aroma is grassy and vaguely citrus. Medium body. Meidum-strong bitterness. Crisp finish. Reminds me of a fuller-bodied version of many German beers.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sarauckelman (450) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2016
Light clear yellow brown with mouldy head. Not much aroma. Hoppy but not unduly bitter. Oily. Nothing very remarkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (2011) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2016
Keg at Georges, Nottingham. A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of grain, light caramel, a hint of lemon and subtle floral hops. Taste of grain, light caramel, slight honey, a little lemon and subtle floral hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A soft, dry, floral hop bitterness in the finish. Quite a standard golden ale, little on the malty side at first with citrus and a soft bitterness at the end. Nothing special but refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chopper925 (478) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden color, virtually no head. Fresh grass, citrus, and crisp malt aroma. Dry taste, medium to high bitterness. Citrus and malt aftertaste, complex and clean. Medium to thick texture, low average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4442) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2016
undated 500ml bottle served in a standard pint glass (from notes). [Revised with serving on tap in Edinburgh in August 2016]. Pours a hazy, medium-light amber with very little head. What little head there is is short-lived, leaving but a ring. Eventually, some sediment accrues on the bottom of the glass. {better looking on tap]. Bready, grassy, floral and fruity aroma; there is a clear contribution of malts. Although called Bitter & Twisted, this beer is only very mildly bitter. It is flavorful, with a mix of sweet pale malt, tangy fruit, some hops and hints of butter and lemon. The hops come through, weakly, in the tart and fruity finish. Nice semi-dry, nearly dry, feel, with a medium-light body bordering on watery. Smooth. O - enjoyed this more than my description seems to indicate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boxereddy (479) - BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2016
Helder oranjegouden bier met witte snelzakkende schuimkraag. Aroma: Caramel, kruid, licht bloemige, citroen. Smaak: medium droog bitter, verfrissend met zoetige toets. Licht mondgevoel met zacht koolzuur en korte bitterige afdronk.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taschert (12) - FRANCE - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Gold beer with almost no foam(white). Pine and malts aroma. Refreshing beer with a light bitter end.[07/2016]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
josanguapo (1238) - SPAIN - MAY 15, 2016
From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. After dinner. Clean, crisp and refrshing, with a profile more close to a good soft lager than an ale. Very sessionable

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcinG (616) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Butelka 500ml. Zloty kolor. Piana biala mala szybko znikajaca. Aromat cytrusow trawy chmielu i ziaren. W smaku dosc cierpkie. Cytrynowa swiezosc sprawia ze piwo jest bardzo pijalne. Lekko goryczkowy finisz. Niezle

Marcin G

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vidmidia (286) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - APR 14, 2016
Cor de mel, lmpida. Espuma mdia de mdia durao. Aroma adocicado, ctrico e herbceo. Sabor amargo, ctrico e herbceo, com notas de limo e gramneas. Retrogosto amargo e herbceo.


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