Bitter & Twisted - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
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3.35/5 rDev -10.4%
this is what the label says it is, a refreshing citrusy pale ale with a classic english or shall i say scottish grain bill. golden and clear in color, with a honey shine and a big white head. it looks pretty solid really. the nose on it is a little citrusy, but way too sweet for me, more earthy grain than is really necessary, and a stale bread profile that may reflect the age of this bottle. the taste is about the same, but there is a very definite lemon flavor in the finish before the sweetness sets in. its a nice breakup of the heavier flavors, but the sweetness still comes back in the end and really kind of ruins the refreshment the hop profile had set up. fuller body for low alcohol is also a little unflattering in this one, but not a bad beer overall, probably delicious on tap at the source ice cold and fresh on a hot day.
02-17-2014 18:13:31 | More by StonedTrippin
3.63/5 rDev -2.9%
500 ml poured into a tulip pint glass.
A- golden yellow with a thin light white head. Strings of lacing.
S- Light citrus nose, with biscuit malt, and a fruity character.
T- Subtle grain malt, with a zesty citrus snap.
M- Carbonation is mild. Slightly bitter in the mouth, and a semidry finish.
O- Mild, but it does have "like the twist of a lemon" down.
01-10-2014 02:06:09 | More by BWED
3.78/5 rDev +1.1%
500 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange zest, pear, apple, grape, floral, grass, light honey, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of bright hop and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange zest, pear, apple, grape, floral, grass, light pine, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness. Light floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, grape, floral, grass, light pine, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of bright hop and malt flavors; with a great hop/malt balance, solid robustness, and no cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a very nice English pale ale. All around well balanced hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
12-30-2013 23:56:06 | More by superspak
3.78/5 rDev +1.1%
Golden color with a thick off-white head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Light malty and floral aroma with bread, honey and vanilla notes.
Very balanced flavor of sweet malt with earthy and fruity English hops. Hints of cinnamon, biscuit, citrus, pepper and vanilla.
Light to medium body with medium carbonation.
Flavorful and refreshing beer with and excellent balance. I could drink this a whole weekend straight.
10-01-2013 17:13:59 | More by FLima
Bitter & Twisted from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.