Harviestoun Jack The Lad


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Formerly brewed at Harviestoun
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Seasonal - January.
A wheat beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4456) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2006
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Nice squelchy hop juices here, which this brewer seems to pull off, more often than not. Golden, with good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester 12/03/2004 Golden coloured and very hoppy. Some citrus flavour. Slightly bitter crisp malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3870) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2005
Cask at Bishops Arms, Göteborg. Light amber colour. Bloomy apple nose, notes of elder. Wonderful fruity aroma. Fruitsweet in flavour and almost syrupy in mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Rich balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2005
Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Easy to recognize the taste of this brewery. The always present apricot tast is there. Originally I thought it was a hops deravative, now I am convinced it is their yeast. Fruity and refreshing as expected, not as overwhelmingly bitter as their other product. Wheat is not one of its character. Please, Mr Brewmaster, keep your produce to a handfull. Don’t rename every brew gone astray.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24490) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2005
UPDATED: APR 27, 2005 Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear deep golden. Hoppy aroma with hay and sock juice. Fairly sweet and medium bodied with some wheat malt flavour and candy underneath a thick blanket of hops. Lingering very bitter finish. Damn good sock juice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2005
Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A golden ale with a sharp lemon and citric hop aroma. The taste is also sharp and hoppy with more a JHB feel than a regular wheat beer. It’s the type of beer which is tasty but a little harsh and not moreish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2004
Bright gold colour. Flowery, crisp and fresh. Put me in mind of a softer version of the same brewery's Bitter & Twisted. Unusual beer for a winter seasonal. Like Silk Tork, I was rather surprised to learn that this is a wheat beer. No information on the proportion of wheat in the mash, but it is not overly apparent. Lightish bodied, but quite finely balanced. A pleasant, easy drinking beer that makes a refreshing change to those winter warmers. Handpump, Lord Moon of the Mall, Whitehall, London SW1.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5663) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2003
Golden colour. Sharpish. Citric hops - tangy. Taste"s just like a Golden Summer Ale, but on the pump clip at The George in London it says ’A Wheat Beer’. Nicely restrained - no screaming, slashing hops, but an invigorating tang.

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