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

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.3
imdownthepub (14555) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2005
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml. Orange ambr beer with high carbonation and fizzed head. Thin bodied pale ale, over carbonated, with a thin malt flavour. Little of the expected hop note, pretty disapointing.

3.3
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
Bottle from Sainsburys, High Wycombe. Brownish with a thin white head. Aroma is heavy on the hops with floral and citrus fruit aroma. Decent body with some sweetness and a ton of bitterness and hop character for an ordinary bitter. Fruity and flavourful pasteurised bitter.

3.9
JorisPPattyn (10002) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2005
Clear orange-amber ale: good & dense off-white head, not very stable. Creamy nose, and at the same time fresh-hoppy smell. Very American. Some vanilla in there. WOW! this must be my hoppiest Scottish ale to date. This is great - real northern IPA. Caramelly undertones, but nowhere sweet. Light body, but I can hardly blame a 4.4% ABV beer for not being heavy - in fact, it seems more in heaviness, if not in alcohol. Aftertaste has some tobacco ash. Great bitter. I’ll have mine without the haggis corpse, thankee. Now, as to a pistacchio-stuffed leg of lamb, Moghul style, OTOH...

3.2
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2005
Bottled. An amber coloured beer with a hoppy aroma with fruity notes of tangerines and oranges, but also a bit of a stale sulphuric backdrop. The taste has good hop character but also some maltiness at the end. A good effort but really doesn’t taste particularly fresh.

2.8
SilkTork (5738) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2011 Burns Night, 2005 Bottle. Caramel, orange and fragrant hops. Marmalade. Quite nice. Some boiled sweets in the after-taste. Not over-fizzed. Flaws start to creep in, but certainly pleasantly drinkable. The upfront sweetness masks most of the stale flavours. [2.8]
Burns Night, 2006 Bottle. Plenty of hops in this Export (the Scottish name for a Best Bitter). Clean and bitter. Wakes the appetite. [2.8]

3.4
rauchbier (3891) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
Bottled, from Sainsburys. Amber, good thin but lasting white head and good condition. Low caramel and pleasant hop aromas in the nose, slightly fruity in the mouth with a hint of roastiness and good developing hop flavour. More fruit and caramel sweetness in the finish with a pleasant hop bitterness.

3.5
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2005
Pasteurised bottle from Sainsbury’s. Chestnut brown hoppy bitter. Very pleasant.

3.1
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2005
Bottle. Quite nice. Fresh, dry and hoppy. Quite light, but nice and pleasant to drink. Subtle floral hop notes. Fresh, easy drinking beer.

3.1
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2005
Mild caramel and citrus aromas. Gold/copper with a white head. Sweet caramel with a bitter though clean mid and finish. Medium bodied. Ok.

3.4
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2005
Bottled. Deep nut-brown body, thin but persistant head, well balanced bitter with a strong hoppy element to it. Another excellent Harviestoun beer.


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