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Schiehallion - Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

100 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 14
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 10-04-2002)
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petluo

Finland

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-06-2012 14:52:23 | More by petluo
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Mcooly

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-30-2012 23:28:30 | More by Mcooly
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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear dark yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving small patches of bubbles on the surface and a thin ring of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell has moderately strong aromas of grassy and spicy hops along with some notes of citrus floral hops.
T: The hop flavors in the taste are similar to those in the smell and also contribute a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and relatively crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation and a moderate amount of dryness throughout the taste.
O: This lager is very easy to drink and has some refreshing properties with its dryness. It’s quite unique because normally you only see this much hops in IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 19:36:06 | More by metter98
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Hanglow

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-27-2012 17:14:01 | More by Hanglow
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle. Lager glass. Enjoyed on apr´12. Bright golden color. Crystal clear appearance. White, dense, crown with fairly good retention. Sweet malt aroma, floral hints. Crisp upfront & sweet maltiness. Flavors involved by sweet/sour fruitness & subtle puckering touch. Evident bitterness showing citric notes. Gentle clean bitter palate. Medium body, soft carbonation. Slightly fruity aftertaste. Interesting hop selection : Challenger, Styrian Golding & Hallertau Hersbrucker. Very pleasant drinkability. Well balanced flavors & aromas. An elegant lager above the regular average. Highly recommended as refreshing session beer

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 17:33:34 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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IPA35

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Keeping style in mind with regard to the notes ofcourse.

Darker than most macrolagers, not a huge amount of carbonation. White head with good lacing. Poured in a pint glass.

Smells clean and refreshing. Some hops, herbal and slightly citric. Light malts. Appearantly this contains both barley and wheat, interesting for a lager.

Tastes like a lager, quite bitter actually but the hops also give it a slight fruity sweetness. Balanced, not much in the way of nasty off-flavours as you get with many macrolagers.

Thin mouthfeel, not overly watery and medium (to low) carbonation.

Overal a nice refreshing lager, one of the beter ones I have had (mostly macro's).

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 15:35:06 | More by IPA35
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Greggory

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

03-01-2012 10:59:02 | More by Greggory
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Arborescence

Finland

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-19-2012 23:12:26 | More by Arborescence
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rct828

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-04-2012 05:39:16 | More by rct828
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dispensed a hazed, yellow body with a small, snow white head.

Smell: Pith-heavy lemon peels, lesser notes of spice and herb over a subtle, very understated base of lightly crisped barley.

Taste: Lightly (and briefly) sweet, simple particularly pale maltiness. Dull spiciness with a sharp lemon burst accompanying the hop bitterness. Dry, lightly spicy finish with that pithy lemon quality still gripping the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: Schiehallion has that strong lemony tone I felt their Bitter & Twisted had, leaving it just a bit too Lemon Pledge-y for me.

Serving type: cask

01-29-2012 16:11:19 | More by ChainGangGuy
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-29-2012 13:53:20 | More by ohtheguilt
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Doppelbockulus

Florida

2.88/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It seems this beer has finally made it to America, or at least on a larger scale.

Using my Peroni pilsner type glass for this one. Crystal clear, golden straw color with a continuouse supply of light bubbles rising to the surface.

There is a nice floral aroma coming out of the hops.

Definitely some classic lager taste here, don't know how else to describe that. In addition there is a little more hop character, not my favorite.

Mouthfeel is just mildly dry. And then there is some tannic character, like licking a broken open banana peel but not nearly as intense as a banana peel.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 18:45:06 | More by Doppelbockulus
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In cask at Novare Res. Nice beer.

In a pint glass the beer was a golden color with a medium white head.

Outdoors, grassy aroma. Fairly sweet.

Taste of corn, grassy hops. A little grapefruit.

Crisp and refreshing.

A very drinkable beer; it goes down quite easily.

Serving type: cask

01-08-2012 16:53:11 | More by lordofthewiens
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-05-2011 21:37:03 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

golden yellow color that gave way with a fizzy white head that quicky dropped off with only minimal lacing involved.

aroma is light grains, bready malts, a hint of light bittering hops but nothing special really, until i take the first taste and I am blown away by how good this one is, crisp, clean and nearly perfect carbonation gives way to a classic lager. i had no clue this one was coming. notes of clove, quick hits of light hops and grain, a healthy dose of bready malts and a smooth, clean and wonderfully refreshing finish

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 18:54:00 | More by mikesgroove
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Orangey amber colour with a white, foamy head that is about a couple of millimetres thick.

Clean smelling and light on the nose but with a little work I can detect some corn, bitter hops and a very faint amount of grain along with a biscuit like aroma at the end.

Corn and some floral, grassy hops this time leading to a pretty crisp taste. It has very little grain, some biscuit like flavour and a light buttery sweet flavour towards the end.

Medium bodied and quite smooth on the palate with a nice crisp, refreshing finish. This one is a treat in this department and I can't really fault it too much; excellent especially for the style.

A pretty good craft lager and one of the nicest of the style that I have tried so far.

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Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 22:58:45 | More by flyingpig
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dansmcd

Australia

3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Three full fingers of frothy white head tower over the crystal clear yellowy amber below. Chunky blobs of lace adorn the glass.

S - Crackers and buttered corn on the cob. Very pilsner like in aroma.

T - Clean, fresh grassy hops with a solid malt backing. An unfortunate metallic flavour emerges as it warms.

M - Moderate body, moderate carbonation.

O - Refreshing. Not a bad lager. Decent balance of flavours. Drink it cold.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 12:53:58 | More by dansmcd
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heygeebee

Australia

3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Hmmm - unsure about this one.

Pours a darker colour than most euro-lagers, head good, fades tho. Good lace.

Smell more a hoppy pilsenser

Hop driven taste, much drier initially than you might expect, in a good way. A bit grassy as well. However, a intensely bitter aftertaste creeps up after a while that is Not Good to this palate. Almost like the good dry taste morphs into something more sinister.... 1 year to go on BB as well.

Mouthfeel is great. Good and solid.

Overall , a beer of two halves. Don't know if it's off or not. Sad.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 07:25:32 | More by heygeebee
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danieelol

Australia

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have been drinking this one for a while now. All of Harviestoun's range (well, arguably excluding Ola Dubh) offer exceptional value for money here in Australia.

Pours pilsener yellow with a nice head.

Nose is pilsenerish malt, herbal "skunk". Nice and hoppy. Green apple combo.

Hops slightly more complex and leafy in the taste, again against a slightly sweet bed of malt. Nice bitter aftertaste.

Body and carb is that of any lager. Slight with good hit of carb, and better cold.

Overall a very nice beer. Used to be an A- on here. I'm probably slightly more inclined to opt for the Bitter and Twisted because it can be a bit more aromatic. Subtle, drinkable and affordable. Go to beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 08:41:21 | More by danieelol
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StJamesGate

New York

4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy sunshine yellow with steady snow white foam that leaves wisps. Very German nose - fresh grain and cut hay.
Lemon barley and honey grahams up front with big coriander leaf and ginger snap spice hops. Kiwi fruitiness comes out as it warms.
Fresh apricot finish and tingly tart fruit linger. Crisp, some cling, almost medium, soft and round.

How is this not called a Pils? Giant hops, more than most English bitters and golden ales. The tropical fruit made me suspect some NZ hops (even though this beer is older than that trend) but apparently all the work is done by Hersbrucker and Challenger.

Probably (heh) the best craft ager in the UK.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 10:19:13 | More by StJamesGate
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ADZA

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale golden hue which leaves a two finger head that settles to a layer of froth and clingy lacing,the smell is herbal hops,sweet caramel malts and freshly cut grass,the mouthfeel is just over light bodied and has tastes of sweet barley sugar,herbal grassy hops,sweet caramel malts,pears and finished with a herbal hoppy dryness and overall even though this brew wont set hearts on fire it is very drinkable and a total session drop and for that value id buy again and dont let its low rating fool you because if sessionability was a rating it would rate 5 cheers.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 13:25:36 | More by ADZA
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The fourth beer in my random beer tasting evening on 12 Aug 2011. The 500ml brown bottle had almost 15 months life left, so it was fairly fresh when it got poured into two Veltins Pilsner badged stemmed tulip glasses.

A Scottish craft lager, it looked fine, like a golden clear lager/pilsner should, the thin pure white head also typical of the style.

The Hallertau Hersbrücker, Styrian Goldings and Challenger hops don't give off much aroma, nor does whatever 'lager malt' and 'lager yeast' are. There is a slight hoppy smell, but not much.

The taste however is certainly hoppy. Refreshing and clean tasting, with hints of grapefruit throughout.

Good body depth (for the style) and all in all a good friendly lager. very surprised however to find it in the UK's top 100 beers on BA, reviewed 30 times now!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 11:45:28 | More by BlackHaddock
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kojevergas

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle into Erdinger pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland.

A: Pours a two finger head of fair cream and no cream. Retention is below average; about one minute fifteen seconds. Colour is clear yellow. Bubbles are abundant, almost to the extent of seeming overcarbonation. It's appealing.

Sm: Clean barley and a load of pale bittering hops. Hmm. Maybe a light cream undertone, but it's buried.

T: Overloaded with bittering pale hops for the style. Body isn't bitter, just pale - to the degree that that makes sense. Bottle describes the hops as "lager hops". Um. Okay. Grapefruit esters are abound on the finish, but not in the quantity I'd like, and certainly not the position - why aren't they in the body? Certainly a strange choice of build, but it's balanced at least. It's simple but refreshing and nice.

Mf: A nice coarseness lurks beneath the wet surface feel, which is actually very effective when the grapefruit flavour from the body comes. The finish contains an upshot of the coarseness, injecting a need for the next sip. Perhaps better than it has the right to be. It is, however, entirely too thick and lumpy for a beer that tries so hard to be refreshing. Scale it down, Jimmy, and we'll have a wonderful summer lager.

Dr: It's good even though it shouldn't be. A Euro Pale Lager with grapefruit tones and weirdly pale-but-not-but-are-but-lager hops? It's so damned refreshing.

This is a wonderful midrange beer, but it remains a C. It kills me to call it a rating associated with "average", because it's anything but average. But it lacks the complexity and uniquity to propel it into the B echelon.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 18:11:06 | More by kojevergas
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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask at the Brick Store.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a 1.5-finger bright white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of muted pale malts with good amounts of earthy and light citrus hops. Also present are floral hops that waft out from time to time.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though a bit more one-dimensional. Soft pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by earthy and slightly leafy hops. Near the end of the sip hints of citrus peel make an appearance, fading out into a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I had no problems finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I was a bit let down with this beer, I’d be more understanding if the ABV were a bit lower but I was expecting more heft given the extra 1% or so ABV. A well done beer that’s worth a shot but not worth seeking out.

Serving type: cask

04-18-2011 03:30:35 | More by glid02
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of the cask into a tumbler at Pizza Paradiso.

A classic soupy/foamy white head with tight bubbles, sits on a real nice golden clear fourteen carat gold colored body. While drinking beer has very good lacing.

First sense of smell is something kind of musty and dank gaseous. Behind that is some small malt even a slight fruit which is hard for me to pinpoint. Beyond that it seems like a classic lager minus the heavy gas feeling.

Taste is the classic butter feeling warm and inviting, with a mild soft malt/grain sensation even a little sweet grain feeling. There is some mild hop also on the finish.

Overall pretty easy drinking, interesting take but can't say I would highly desire this beer again.

Serving type: cask

04-14-2011 17:36:37 | More by smakawhat
Schiehallion from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
85 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.