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

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RATINGS: 856   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 Hersbrcker with Challenger. Late hopped with Styrian Goldings, which gives a sharpness like the twist of a lemon."

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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - JAN 4, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy amber with nearly no head. Light spicy aroma. Spiced apple, a little malt and a moderate bitter finish. Not too heavy at the back. Well balanced and very drinkable.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rostetti (278) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear golden with small white head. Aroma and taste have hops, malts, some fruitiness. Some bitterness and sweetness in taste too. A bit watery. Not bad, but not too interesting either.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinte (534) - Udine, ITALY - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle 0.33L. Clear deep golden body with a small, frothy, white head, mostly diminishing with a fair lacing; low density of tiny particles. Moderate hoppy (citrus, herbal) and light-to-moderate malty (grains) aroma with notes of fruits. Light-to-moderate bitter and sweet flavour; short balanced finish; overall watery feeling. Light-to-medium body with watery texture; soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (712) - 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 (464) - 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 (2130) - 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 (501) - 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 (4538) - 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 (1323) - 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


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