Harviestoun Haggis Hunters Ale (Bottle)

 
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Formerly brewed at Harviestoun
Style: Bitter
Alva, Central, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
This beer is a great accompaniment to haggis. Its brewed using pale and crystal malts and well hopped with Fuggles, East Kent Goldings and Styrian.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1212) - SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Clear golden beer, white head, bitter sour fruit aroma. Flavour is light bitter hop, sour citrus. Not a huge amount else. Its alright, not much more. A very Harviestoun beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (3157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle from Aldi. Clear golden. Nose is biscuit malts, fruits, gentle citrus hops. Tastes bittersweet, hoppy fruits, spices, easy. Spicy bitter finish. Decent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabuzzer (654) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2016
500ml bottle at 4.1%. Golden with a small white head. Fruity aroma, yeast and fruit flavour. Decent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (466) - SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2016
500 ml bottle from Sainsbury. Labelled Harviestoun Haggis Hunter Tawny Ale (ABV 4.1%.) Nice, refreshing, typical Harviestoun ale. Biscuity, medium sweet and light bitter. The hops being fruity rather than particularly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23302) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
14th January 2008
A rereshing ale with lots of juicy hop fruitiness but isnt overly bitter. A very pleasant beer to have with food.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25699) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2010
[email protected] Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel, some wood and mild fruityness. Flavour is fruits, caramel, some wood and mild bready maltyness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2009
Amber with a thin white head. Caramel malts, citrus and hops, light bitterness. Very nice, almost no aroma but quite enjoyed this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2009
Shamesbos, Upton. Dark amber colour with a small off white head. Fragrant hoppy aroma. Slightly sweet caramel malty flavour, with peach, citrus and hop notes. Dry hop tinged finish. Nice n easy and refreshing to drink. Only let down by the rather lame haggis marketing guff.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (22389) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2008
Bottle at home ... Golden orange ... fruity hop ... musty dry hop ... little biscuity ... little citrus. Doesnt seem that balanced... I wouldnt ruin a good Haggis with this.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
wheresthepath (2203) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2008
[500ml bottle from Sainsburys, Reading, Robert Burns Night 2008]. I suspect that this is one of the most popular bottled beers tonight! Being a seasonal special, I didnt expect too much of it, as it was clearly being marketed on the name and amusing label picture rather than the quality of the beer. A very orange beer, putting me in mind of "Scotlands Other National Drink", Irn-Bru. In flavour it is diametrically opposite to Irn-Bru though, for there is no hint of sweetness here. I got a hint of floral flavour before huge bitterness kicked in, setting up camp at the back of my tongue & not letting any other flavours through (the bottle claimed biscuit, citrus & fruit were in there somewhere, but I didnt get any of those). Not a really unpleasant bitterness, just overwhelming. The bottle claimed that it was the ideal beer to go with haggis. I personally can think of many beers that would have better complemented my delicious minced-sheep-lung-and-stomach. However, maybe its better to look at it the other way around - haggis is one of the best foods to go with this beer, as few other meals would have an intense enough flavour and enough fat to be tasted above this bitterness! Certainly not a beer Ill try again.


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