Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Bitter
Alva, Central, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Bottle: Filtered.
This beer is a great accompaniment to haggis. It’s brewed using pale and crystal malts and well hopped with Fuggles, East Kent Goldings and Styrian. Previously at 4.4%

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YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Thanks a lot Chris! Pale copper color with a small frothy head on top. Medium alcohol, malt, caramel and molasses nose. Intense bitterness - grass and estragon in the taste -lasts long. Fizzy carbonation. Quite nice.

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
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50cl bottle from Sainsburys. Nothing particularly special but a decent all rounder. Deleicate floral nose.Caramel and sweetish body followed by a crisp, dry and hoppy finish. Very downable and quite a satisfying brew.

ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2006
Clear amber colour with a small off white head. Malty, fruity and light sweet aroma with a nice hoppy touch. Malty, light caramel sweet flavor with a hoppy bitter finish.

Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear amber with a small, off-white head. Lightly floral and very fresh aroma hops in the nose. Rather light-bodied with distinct nutty flavours and a hoppy finish. 200106

joergen (29360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
Clear orange coloured with a small off white head.
Aroma of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles.
Flavour of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles.

Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
Bottle. Orange colour with a big tan head. Caramel malty, floral hop aroma and taste. Medium body with a light sweet finish.

Ungstrup (38592) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2006
An amber beer with a nice orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of straw, berries, and caramel as well as a slight acidic note. The flavor is sweet with primary notes of caramel and straw, leading to a dry end.

Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2006
Bottle (from Sainsburys, BBE May 07). Nice aromatic hop aroma fruity with earthy floral notes. The accompanying malt flavours didn’t really complement the hops - lots of caramel which tasted quite pasteurised despite the freshness of the hop aromas. The nice start made the fairly average taste of a fairly decent pasteurised beer a bit of a let down.

harrisoni (19413) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2006
500ml bottle from Sainsbury. Don’t know if they have changed the recipe or what, but I’m right with Magic Dave on this one. I have been so accustomed to Harviestoun’s use of US hops it was nice to have something else from them and for once a pasteurised beer was really good. Very pale copper colour with lasting white head. Earthy hop with fragrant EKG coming through. Some faint gingerish caramel. Mix of soft malts and nice citric hop with gtrapefruit and excellent dryness. Good complex hops on both the aroma and in the flavour and lasting into the finish. Lovely intense juicy rapefruit. Really impressed with the hops on this. Some dustiness too.

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2006
Yes, this is the type of beer i want, i could have infinate of these, this is a really good beer. I cannpt believe im rating a scotish bottled non bottle conditioned beer this highly, but here goes. Aroma is great grassy/citrus hops, with a little malt character in there i wouldnt expect from such a low% beer. Taste is very flavoursome hoppy yes yes, the malt balances it balances it very well, bready malt too, which normally goes with nothing. Yes Yes!

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