overall
52
95
style
Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Bitter
Alva, Central, Scotland
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - Winter. Also available bottled.

December brings the last of our seasonal beers - biscuity and bitter with a long finish.
A colour of dark copper leads to a nose that is hoppy and spicy, a balanced palate and a long, hoppy finish.
There are both crystal and chocolate malts in this tawny beer - it’s full bodied with a delighful hop character from Challenger and Styrian Goldings.

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Euggs' rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Euggs (21) - Glasgow, - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle, from Aldi. Dark brown colour, no head, mild aroma and a surprisingly gentle flavour for such a dark beer.


3
Grumbo (3474) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

3.1
Holmen2 (3850) - NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
Backlog from March 2013. Slightly unclear dark golden. Not much aroma. Taste of oranges with a bit of spices and hops. Aftertaste of orange marmalade, Tokayer and some spices. Round and a bit flat mouthfeel. High drinkability, but missing bitterness.

2.7
mauroruellas (885) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - AUG 3, 2015
Cerveja escura,baixa formação de espuma,mas que mantem uma fina camada até o final;no aroma malte tostado se destaca,notas de chocolate amargo e ameixa são percebidas;no sabor torrefação e caramelo,médio corpo,baixa carbonatação,final seco e amargo,conjunto regular.

3.6
Stuu666 (14205) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper, nose is sweet, pine, taste is sweet toffee, light fruit.

3.4
Beese (3051) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons, Bracknell. Poured a clear amber, with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, grassy hop and bready malt. Fresh hoppy flavour, with some spruce and biscuity malt backbone. Finish was toffee, bitter resin and peppery hop.

3.1
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2014
Unclear copper colored English bitter. Delicious easy-drinking, a little thin with good citrus and hop flavor.

3
Skinnyviking (9644) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Low fluffy off-white lasting head. Clar dark brown body. Alcohol dominated malty caramel aroma. Dry hoppy malt caramel choccolate flavor with a low carbonation and a long dry bitter finish.

3.3
Cunningham (8177) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2014
På flaske fra systembolaget. Fyldig litt bernstenfarget farge med ett fint skum. Søtlig aroma med ett ganske fruktig innslag. Heldigvis ikke så søt som antatt. Frisk ale med litt citrus innslag. Det som ble litt "feil" er at jeg antok at det var en juleøl, altså mørk kraftig øl. Det var det defintivt ikke. Skal heretter bare kose meg med den som en god frisk ale i vintermørket :-)
[Flaske fra Systembolaget i Strømstad, Sverige]

3.2
Rasmus40 (21474) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle from YNWA Beershop, Kolding. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 021113

3.1
chrisv10 (17936) - DENMARK - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. Amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, little toasted and fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, little toasted, fruit, medium sweet and a little bitter.


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