Bitter & Twisted | Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

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Bitter & TwistedBitter & Twisted

Brewed by:
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Scotland, United Kingdom

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

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Ratings: 445 |  Reviews: 277
Photo of vauxhaulastra
2/5  rDev -46.5%

I disagree with all these mostly positive reviews.
The taste is acrid to the point of it being like eating the pith of an lemon, not the zest that so many have clamored.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy amber, similar to a brown oak leaf. Normal head, lacing and retention. Nice nose of light sweet citrus (pear with lemon notes) over biscuit with a mild caramel note. Light medium body with a hint of slick texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The taste profile, while nice, is average in intensity, very well balanced and above average in complexity. Where it excels, is in the flavor profile that surrounds the bitterness, especially for a low 4.2% alcohol content. It begins with a flood of hop flavor (citric, rind and Noble) over light biscuit. Mild bitterness follows in the middle from the classic English Bitter profile coupled with a citric rind twist. As the bitterness diminishes, biscuit with caramel notes come forward. The finish has just a hint of dryness that leaves you with a light grapefruit rind bitterness that lingers and leaves the tongue tart with a distinct mineral note.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of R_Kole
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of coder
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

It is what the other reviews say. I enjoyed this a lot.

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Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of stephenlee
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of CraigLarner
3.1/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of geryeb624
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of vinicole
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Fernando_Bastos
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Sludgeman
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.74/5  rDev 0%

Photo of rangerred
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into a nonic.

Pours a slightly hazy light copper-ish gold with a very thin white head. Just the smallest bit of lacing with a bit of soapy head retention.

Aroma of toffee and pear with a hefty note of grass and flowers. Almost a bit of a tartness in the aroma.

The flavor is dark bread, caramel, and some toffee and toast. More grass and floral notes along with the same tartness I picked up in the aroma. Fairly high and sharp bitterness for this style. The beer finishes clean, however, with a thin and watery mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a pretty good English Bitter but it also doesn't have much to make it stand out. I do enjoy the bitterness which I feel is a little more than in other examples of this style.

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Photo of schehallion
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Dentist666
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

English golden ale in 0.5l bottle.
Pours clear orange-golden beer with bubbly off-white head. Smell is not very intense, more hoppy, than malty. Taste is semisweet with zesty hop note, due to last hopping with Styrian Goldings. They promised twist of lemon on a label, it actually is not so strong, but pleasant. Commonly low carbonation, excellent summer beer.

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Photo of WGO
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of JamFuel
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Bitter & Twisted from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
3.74 out of 5 based on 445 ratings.
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