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


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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular.
Supreme Champion 2003.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6834) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, - MAY 22, 2009
Cask. At The Rake, Borough Market. Admittedly, this was very near the bottom of the cask - it went off shortly after my pint. Cloudy orange pour with a very large fluffy off-white head. Pungent spicy/grassy aroma - lemon grass, to be exact - unexpected and very appealing; the dreg can be loverly. The taste ... erm ... not so much; started soapy, the waves of dry grass/floral bitterness, spicy, dry and overpowering. Incredibly thick mouthfeel for a Golden (again, bottom of the cask), not much carbonation, extremely spicy and dry - yeast for days, this really stayed on my tongue. Quite a ride - I loved it, frankly.

Wezzielad (31) - Ilkley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Pint at the Flute And Firkin, Liverpool. Golden in colour. Reasonably frothy, the froth sticks to the side of glass. The smell is citrusy with floral notes. Taste itself is citrusy, after taste is almost like a McDonald’s cheese burger. The initial taste dies quite quickly.

Ulysse (529) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2017
Golden color. Rather sweet lager. Pretty much no foam. Refreshing. Bitter aftertaste builds up.

ManVsBeer (10464) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2017
Cask @ The Paramount, Manchester. Clear golden ale, light and hoppy with a mild bitterness. Has an extremely light fruitiness.

thejackpacker (448) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Cask at Weatherspoons, Eastbounrne. A very yummy golden ale, has more flavour in bottle I think but feels very homely in cask.

theprof (951) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Cask. Pours golden with white lace top. Aroma modestly hop fruits. Taste has biscuity malts with a lemon hop finish and some sourness on the palate. Unspectacular.

john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Cask. Yellow Gold. Very hoppy (floral, grassy) over malt base. Pronounced grapefruit citrusy taste. Nice sharp bitterness. Citrus hop bitter finish. Refreshing. Nice beer. (2008)

ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 27, 2016
Cask at the White Hart in Holburn. Yellow color with a foamy head. Nose of bread and citrus Taste is clean and notes of toast anf grain. A floral hop bite keeps it from being bland. Not bad but not special or as interesting as the name would imply

jjsint (3095) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2016
Cask at the SixBells, Cambridge. Mid- to dark gold, with a small pool of loose white head. Decent amount of lacing. Grapefruit, grass, a bit of butterscotch. Nicely bitter taste, not much to it but pleasant enough. Full body for the ABV. Massive bitter finish and long aftertaste, with some woody astringency right at the end. Simple and not one to remember but decent enough.

BeerViking (4784) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Cask at the Lamb, Chiswick. Dark gold with a thin white head. Light citrus and malt nose. Biscuity malt, a hint of caramel and a firm dry bitterness.

bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Pint into shaker from cask at Scotish pub. Clear with a fluffy creamy white head with great retention and lacing. Smooth body, full, and creamy. Nose is mild, a little nutty, a little grassy. Taste is lightly bitter, slightly herbal, a little grassy. Very nice, easy to drink, enjoyable pub beer.

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