Harviestoun Number Of The Beast

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


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
This tasty ale is light in colour, yet strong in flavour, with a wondeful hoppy aroma and citrus flavour, with just a hint of sweet malt in the finish. It is a thirst-quenching yet well-rounded beer, proving that a lower strength can still be big on taste. Hops used: Challenger, Glacier, Saaz.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
prawlie (1533) - - NOV 14, 2011
Pint at the Old Manor in Bracknell. Blond with nice little head on it. Tastes bitter, dry with a bit of citrus and hops. Alright. Aroma is weak, a little fruity and malted. A disappointing for this brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gowdy (1041) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Pint while at the Dr Who club in the Crystal Palace (JDW) in Glasgow. Not much head. A golden colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (13323) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
Cask at The Argyll Hotel, Ullapool. It pours straw yellow, with a medium white head. The nose is tropical fruit, orange squash and white bread. The taste is zesty citrus, lemon, tangerine peel, light soap, peppery hop and grass, with a bitter, slightly citric finish. Light body and soft carbonation. Solid session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (5075) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2012
Cask by handpump at Four Marys, Linlithgow (25 May 12) - clear pale golden ale, thin white head, fruity hop aroma, good temperature, grassy, citrus flavour, moderate carbonation, easy to drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Cask at Teviot. Golden blonde pour, thick white head that doesnt go anywhere! Soft hoppy grassy nose, hint of bready malts. Very dry and slightly citrus, with subdued peppery Saaz character. Nice soft bitter linger. Ok, perfectly sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8950) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2012
Well balanced real ale with a good hoppiness to it as well as a malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1640) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2012
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Thought that this might be a dark one what with the name in all - nah. Yet another Golden Ale. Clear pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Clear rasberry fruit in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts gives a fruitloaf base with dark berry fruit evident. Thin hop resins give a slight spicy note to the brief aftertaste. Finish is sweet and malty. One of the better Golden Ales to be had in the portfolio and recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23354) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
18th October 2011
Hamilton Hall Spoons. Cloudy gold beer. Residual white head. Light palate, slightly crisp and semi dry. Okay pale malt supports good hops. A little tangy orange - tangerine and a nice peach note. Finishes dry with mild hop bitterness. Refreshing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4408) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2011
Hand pulled at the Imperial (JDW), Walsall. Hazy golden, cream white head. Ow! Really good. Ow! Clean, strong, citric hop. Fierce, firm flavour. Sticky, thich mouthfeel. Big, long flavour. Brilliant. Ow!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4572) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2011
Cask @ The Crystal Palace JDW. Yellow colour with a good head. Citrus fruit aroma. Dry biscuit & citrus fruit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Good golden ale.

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