Schiehallion | Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.

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141 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 10-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
141
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
13.65%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
25
For Trade:
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 66
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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of shivtim
2.51/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -24.4%
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.

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2.93/5  rDev -23.1%
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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3/5  rDev -21.3%
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

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of seanyfo
3.01/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pint served by handpump into shaker pint glass at Deacon Brodies on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

A- Gold body with excellent clarity. Excellent creamy 1 finger head with excellent retention and lacing.

S- Sweet flower perfumed nose with an underlying bready malt note. Its not a clean smell.

T- It has light hop citrus like a pale ale with the dry bitter hop bite of a lager. It seems imbalanced to me as its not a clean finish. Citrus of the hops are tending to stick around a bit rather than a noble hop finish.

M- Low carbonation, creamy.

D- Very confused beer to me, its obviously brewed as a lager but with very obvious pale ale characteristics. Not a good clean finish a good lager should have, and carbonation not high enough. Not a beer i would go out of my way to find.

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Photo of vancurly
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a) Pours hazy golden, thin white head
s) Lemon & grain, warms to a funky note
f) Lemons again, bready, papery hop flavour. Firm back palate & bitterness
m) Slightly dusty mouthfeel, medium to light body, slightly cloying. Lemon astringency continues.
d) Not sure... seems like I'm drinking a liquified lemon tart. Need a pale ale to wash it down...

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Photo of chinchill
3.12/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a bottle in Edinburgh.

Bright golden body with medium carbonation. Crisp light body.
Modestly stronger flavor than average for style, mostly due to the hops.

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3.14/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

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3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

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3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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Schiehallion from Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
3.81 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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