Bitter & Twisted | Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

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3.71/5
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457 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Scotland, United Kingdom
harviestoun.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
English Golden Ale

Bitter & Twisted is a superbly-balanced, refreshingly-lively beer. It has a malty-sweet aroma with a floral, fruity hoppiness and a zingy, zesty flavour. Complex, rounded, sweet and dry; this is the connoisseurs' session beer par excellence!

HOPS: Hersbruker, Celeia, Perle, Bobek
MALTS: Lager malt, crystal malt, malted wheat & oats

34 IBU

Added by xlperro on 07-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,766
Reviews:
280
Ratings:
457
pDev:
12.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
39
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Ratings: 457 |  Reviews: 280
Photo of Richie71
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjccmd
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bitter orange peel, perfumey, herbal, spicy hops. Caramel, bready malts. Dried apricot. A touch of diacetyl. Grassy. Hop forward with graham and bready malts balancing.

Pours a touch hazy golden orange with a small off-white head. Ok retention, good lacing.

Oranges, black pepper, honey, and apricots in the flavor. Somewhat sweet at first. Peppery, spicy, dry finish. Firmly bitter, but with pleasant, orangey, honey sweetness to balance. Crackery base malt with a touch of caramel. Oranges and spice linger on the finish.

Medium body, low carbonation. An acceptable amount of diacetyl adds to the mouthfeel. Snappy bitterness and dry finish. Somewhat resiny.

What session beers should shoot for. Tons of flavor without being cloying.

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Photo of BAsbill
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of werehereforthebeer
3.17/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of nebula1999
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of louislouis91
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heeenrik
2.89/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of risenz
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hdtrice
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerinabottle
4.53/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JTuomi
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brureview
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light copper orange color with a 2F head in a Stone Imperial pint glass.
The head diminished to 1F after a few minutes.

Aroma: excellent. Fruit, bubblegum, and malt.

The beer is very carbonated and malty.

The fruit and bubblegum transition well to the taste, although not as prominent, and finish with hoppy bitterness.

The taste opened up with warming. I enjoyed this lower ABV beer- it has a lot of character, as do all the beers I have tasted from Harviestoun.

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Photo of McMatt7
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mJJJJJJJ
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutBoi
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psm90
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexRea
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sergiomendolia
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pimko
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bitterandtwisted
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of interzen
2.21/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle poured into a chalice glass

Look: Fairly dark, golden yellow - almost orange. Clear, with no hint of haze or sediment. Thin white head which quickly disappeared leaving a foam ring and little or no surface foam. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Not much - what little I could detect suggested a reasonable balance of malt and hops, plus their attendant resin/citrus notes, but picking them out was hard work, even after the beer had warmed up a wee bit.

Taste: Again, not much - certainly not bitter and not in the least bit twisted. Slightly sweet taste with some toffee and caramel notes, malts and a hint of hops. Very, very subdued, though.

Feel: Body isn't too bad, and despite the distinct lack of smell and taste it manages to have a dry, refreshing finish.

Overall: Really not sure what to make of this - I'm going to err on the side of caution and state that I might have had a 'bad' bottle. Smell and taste were subdued to the point of almost being non-existent, particularly the former, with the net result being like fizzy, hop and malt-flavoured water. Disappointing, and Harviestoun are capable of much, much better.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeanBB
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bitter & Twisted from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 457 ratings