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Bitter & Twisted - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

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very good

397 Ratings
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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 07-22-2002)
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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle purchased from LCBo for about $3.50 CDN. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear golden ale, with a frothy finger and a half of white head. Rich color hides the ever-present bubbles rising to the surface. head dissolves into a soapy cap leaving trace splotches of lacing around the rim of the glass.

Smell - Lemon zest and pepper dominate the nose. There is also a earthy undertone highlighted by pine needles. very aromatic and fresh smelling.

Taste - The lemon zest is there albeit in smaller quantities, but the beer while giving off the aroma of a very hoppy beer actually has a big molasses backbone which balances nicely against the zestiness of the beer. Very rich in flavor considering the low ABV. Bit of a minerally flavor in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Smooth falvor, well carbonation and a light body, this has an extremely dry finish.

Overall - A very well crafted English IPA, that is light refreshing and eminently sessionable. Definitely worth and fans of the style may have themselves another beer to add to their rotation.

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Bitter & Twisted from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
85 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.