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

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RATINGS: 867   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 Hersbrücker 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 Bushell’s. Light-bodied, but smooth with good carbonation. Crisp, clean finish. I’ll be having some more of these this summer.


3.1
DavidWoodruff (619) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Golden with a quickly dissipating white head. Malty, nutty aroma, Mild bitterness. Hint of wood. Short finish. Light body. Pleasant bitter.

2.6
jooilakon (169) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle 330 ml from Nicolas, Holland Park. Aromas of malts. Big, fluffy white head and clear golden body. Taste is malts with subtle citrus. Bland.

2.5
Michael27 (1978) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Danke an Matthias). Klares Goldgelb mit feiner Schaumdecke im Glas. Leichte süßliche Malzigkeit im Antrunk. Feine, leichte Hopfenmelange. Im Nachklang leichte Spicy-Noten.

3.4
rich8880 (52) - - JUN 11, 2017
Pleasant golden brown appearance - clear with moderate carbonation. Nice hoppy aroma - citrus hops with an underlying yest / dough smell. Lovely balanced flavour - moderate bitterness at the forefront but with a sweetness (not overly so) following. Lovely.

3.8
ha1ag (904) - 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
BenL8 (208) - 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
sinfull (1654) - 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
andrepintado (3398) - 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
Tide (3893) - 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
rodsquad (243) - 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.


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