Harviestoun Top Dollar

Formerly brewed at Harviestoun
Style: Bitter
Alva, Central, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask: Occasional

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (46664) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light malty, toasted, caramel notes, moderate hoppy, flowers, citrus - grape, grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (020508)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (24337) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2009
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy deep golden. Slight appley nose. Light bodied with slender, yet chewy malt. Carefully hopped with green apples disturbing the delicate balance. Growing late piney bitterness. Not the best brew from Harviestoun ever.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (22690) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2009
amber ... thin white head ... lemon peel hop nose ... huge huge bitter citrus ... some sweet fruits behin huge bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17685) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2008
Cask gravity at The Ship & Mitre pub beer festival, Liverpool. Old gold colour with disappearing head. Nettle hop aroma, bit of tea. Tea and nettle finish. Not my favourite combo of flavours, but it does pack a punch with the hops on the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (13834) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2008
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest 08. Gold to brown with white head. This packs one powerful punch to the tastebuds for the ABV. Light malty body carrying a big grapefruity hop, refreshingly dry and bitter, an excellent beer in my book and could well be my beer of this festival.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11723) - Troms, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2008
Gravity dispense. Russet body colour, slightly hazy. Fragile layer on the surface. Nice fruity aroma. Hoppy flavour displaying grapefruit, peaches and a touch of malt. Dry bitter endnotes (sampled with Finn at The Reading Beer Festival 02.05.2008)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2008
Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel, Northampton. A copper coloured beer with a white head and lacing. The aroma is hoppy with notes of grapefruit. The taste is quite bitter and has some sharp hoppy notes. A pretty good beer as we would expect from Harviestoun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8270) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 18/03/09. Copper coloured with a decent white head that left lacing down the glass. Aroma of summer fruits and citrus hops. Flavour began with a touch of malty sweetness, before more citrus and leafy hops leading to a decent dry finish. Another good Harviestoun beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (8148) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2009
(Cask at Priory Arms, Stockwell, London, 17 Apr 2009) Dark copper colour with brief, white head. Malty nose with apricots, dusty hops and a hint of sulphur. Malty taste with notes of apricots, biscuits and dusty hops in a fairly dry finish. A decent bitter, but on the boring side. I expect more from this excellent brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
A Mes rate. Gravicask at Le Gothique.
Golden brown with a thin, bubbly off white head. Struggly a little for condition. Nice sharp hoppage with some pale lager like malt. A pleasing faint sourness that is probably not supposed to be there but a this point its working pretty well. Faint smoky notes in the finish. Nice enough but its right on the boarderline of being tired.

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