A refreshing brew

I saw this for the first time in my local Sainsburys. I’ve never tried it before so thought I’d give it a whirl. Harviestoun are based in Alva, Scotland. It is not a real ale, alas.

Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted Blond Beer, 4.2%

An attractive golden colour. It has a fresh, yeasty nose with plenty of aromatic hop character. The hoppiness is quite fruity. The palate is not terribly gassy, which is nice. It also has a fruitiness to the hop character, slightly lemony. It is not amazingly bitter, but what bitterness it has combines well with its acidity and low gas level to make a very refreshing drink. This is really quite nice for a non-bottle-conditioned beer.