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

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RATINGS: 863   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicko (223) - Ashfield, - SEP 26, 2009
Light, clear golden ale with a small, fizzy head. Lemon citrus aroma with notes of green tea?. Perfectly balanced and very drinkable with hints of lemon and Bushells. Light-bodied, but smooth with good carbonation. Crisp, clean finish. Ill be having some more of these this summer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ha1ag (889) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2017
Bottled at Frape. Golden color with averag frothy head. Nose is already very hoppyAroma is hoppy, with spicy notes. Flavour is bitter but not overdone and sense of citrus hops. Well-balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenL8 (151) - SWITZERLAND - APR 3, 2017
UPDATED: APR 3, 2017 Clear golden colour, little head. Very citrusy, lemon and maybe even orange there, which makes it very refreshing in the nose. Maybe a bit yeasty and sulphury. Flavour is bitter and citrusy, also a bit acidic and astringent, maybe some artificial lemon taste. Not bad but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1593) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Clear, golden color. Thin, white head. Malt , herbs , fruits and honey in aroma. Moderate sweetness with semidry, hoppy finish. Slightly astringent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (3222) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 8, 2017
Can. Light hazy gold color. Thin white head. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Body is medium. Carbonation is medium. Aroma and flavour is herby, hops, malt, honey.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (3642) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle at Maltainen Riekko. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, a bit of hops, toast, ripe fruits, grass and malts, bitter finish with citrus, hops, toast, malts, ripe fruits and bread. Very nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodsquad (181) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle from coop. Pours clear light copper-gold with thin off-white head. Aromas of marmalade, caramel malt and green apple peel. Taste is light, refreshing bitter hop like a dash of grapefruit with a smooth, syrupy malt. Nice soft initial mouthfeel that produces a light body with gentle carbonation. A little oily on the lips. Overall this is a lovely light and refreshing ale that balances it sweet malt and citrus tang hop just right.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3000) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle. Pale Yellowy Gold in colour. Very Fruity; tangy lemon citrus. Hoppy; grassy and spicy hops. Malty; malt backbone. Refreshing. Bitter citrus hoppy throughout with a dry hoppy finish. Nice Beer! (2010-05)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rostetti (347) - 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 (552) - 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 (762) - 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.


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