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Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Shepherds RestWesthill, Aberdeenshire06 Feb 2024
The Green DragonCroydon, Greater London19 May 2023
The Ship InnRye, East Sussex28 Mar 2023
The Broken DrumBlackfen, Greater London26 Sep 2022
The Muirs InnKinross, Perthshire and Kinross26 Jul 2022
The GrillAberdeen, Aberdeenshire01 Jul 2022
The Catherine WheelNewbury, Berkshire08 Apr 2022
The Brockley BargeBrockley, Greater London28 Jan 2022
Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar (formerly Hooden on the Hill)Willesborough, Kent07 Dec 2021
The Marine HotelStonehaven, Aberdeenshire21 Jun 2021
Scott Skinner'sBanchory, Aberdeenshire28 Aug 2020
Ivy LeafDartford, Kent29 Dec 2019
The Furze WrenBexleyheath, Greater London01 Apr 2019
Ye Olde Rose & CrownWalthamstow, Greater London19 Feb 2019
Prince of WalesAberdeen, Aberdeenshire01 Nov 2018
The Kingston ArmsCambridge, Cambridgeshire14 Oct 2018
Hermits CaveCamberwell, Greater London23 May 2018
The Three HatsMilton Regis, Kent07 May 2018
The New Fox Inn (formerly The Windmill Inn)Willesborough, Kent06 Oct 2017
Old GeorgeBethnal Green, Greater London29 Sep 2017
The Watch HouseLewisham, Greater London28 Mar 2017
Palm Court HotelAberdeen, Aberdeenshire14 Dec 2016
ParkervilleHerne Bay, Kent24 Aug 2016
The WoodcockIden Green, Kent08 May 2016
Queens HeadChislehurst, Greater London27 Apr 2016
The Ferry Boat InnTottenham, Greater London27 Mar 2016
The FalconBattersea, Greater London25 Feb 2016
ShoreLeith, Edinburgh, City of25 Nov 2015
Old Mill InnMaryculter, Aberdeenshire29 Aug 2015
The Fat Cat Brewery TapNorwich, Norfolk10 Jun 2015
Duke of WellingtonNorwich, Norfolk10 Jun 2015
The Plasterers ArmsNorwich, Norfolk10 Jun 2015
The Black FriarBlackfriars, Central London16 May 2015
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent09 May 2015
The BellWalthamstow, Greater London06 Apr 2015
TriplekirksAberdeen, Aberdeenshire12 Mar 2015
Trafford ArmsNorwich, Norfolk12 Feb 2015
Ye Olde Fighting CocksSt Albans, Hertfordshire03 Feb 2015
The City ArmsManchester, Greater Manchester27 Jan 2015
The SteamboatSouth Shields, Tyne and Wear06 Jan 2015
CarriagesAberdeen, Aberdeenshire23 Dec 2014
St Machar BarAberdeen, Aberdeenshire08 Sep 2014
The Three TunsCanterbury, Kent01 Sep 2014
The Station HotelHither Green, Greater London25 Aug 2014
The ShipCity, Central London18 Aug 2014
Blue BlazerEdinburgh, Edinburgh, City of05 Jul 2014
The AbbotsfordEdinburgh, Edinburgh, City of04 Jul 2014
The White SwanCovent Garden, Central London30 Jun 2014
The Argyll ArmsSoho, Central London08 May 2014
Balgedie Toll TavernWester Balgedie, Perthshire and Kinross03 May 2014
Old Red CowSmithfield, Central London10 Mar 2014
White HartCity, Central London15 Oct 2013
Bell InnSt Nicholas-at-Wade, Kent23 Aug 2013
The Horse Shoe BarGlasgow, Glasgow, City of04 Jul 2013
The Bridge InnPeebles, Scottish Borders20 Apr 2013
The OakWarwick, Warwickshire20 Apr 2013
Malt 'N' HopsStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire12 Apr 2013
The Original Plough (formerly The Plough)Chelmsford, Essex01 Apr 2013
Doggett's Coat & BadgeSouthwark, Central London20 Mar 2013
Halfway HouseEdinburgh, Edinburgh, City of05 Mar 2013
Royal AlbertNew Cross, Greater London07 Feb 2013
Mulberry StGlasgow, Glasgow, City of26 Jul 2012
The GunDocklands & Isle of Dogs, Greater London19 Jul 2012
Golden LionYork, North Yorkshire17 May 2012
The Moon Under WaterManchester, Greater Manchester13 Mar 2012
WetherspoonsVictoria, Central London03 Mar 2012
The Society RoomsMaidstone, Kent25 Jan 2012
Hamilton HallCity, Central London12 Jan 2012
Old BlackfriarsAberdeen, Aberdeenshire10 Dec 2011
Bridge HotelNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear21 Aug 2011
TilleysNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear05 Aug 2011
The Victoria (formerly Tap and Spile)North Shields, Tyne and Wear02 May 2011
29 Bar and Kitchen (formerly Hugo's at the Coast).Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear02 Apr 2011
London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival 2011King's Cross / St Pancras, Central London11 Mar 2011
02nd Gainsborough Beer & Folk FestivalGainsborough, Lincolnshire16 Oct 2010
The Head of SteamHuddersfield, West Yorkshire19 Sep 2010
RoebuckRichmond, Greater London28 Aug 2010
Goose on Two StreetsNorthampton, Northamptonshire17 Jun 2010
The Doric ArchEuston, Central London11 May 2010
Philharmonic Dining RoomsLiverpool, Merseyside26 Feb 2010
The Samuel LloydCorby, Northamptonshire22 Jan 2010
The LorneOban, Argyll and Bute10 Oct 2009
The Joiners ArmsMorpeth, Northumberland15 Aug 2009
Wheatsheaf InnFalkirk, Falkirk09 Aug 2009
Huntsman & HornBroomfield, Kent26 May 2008
The Village InnArrochar, Argyll and Bute18 May 2008
The County HotelAshford, Kent23 Apr 2008
BacchusNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear29 Oct 2007
The Guildford ArmsEdinburgh, Edinburgh, City of24 Aug 2007
Tennent'sGlasgow, Glasgow, City of23 Aug 2007
Kent Beer Festival 2007Canterbury, Kent20 Jul 2007
The ChambersFolkestone, Kent05 Apr 2007
The GeorgeBethersden, Kent29 Jul 2006
Tormaukin HotelGlendevon, Perthshire and Kinross25 Apr 2006
Behind the WallFalkirk, Falkirk14 Apr 2006
Kirkstyle InnDunning, Perthshire and Kinross09 Apr 2006
Kent Beer Festival 2005Canterbury, Kent21 Jul 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The Shepherds Rest, Westhill, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried06 Feb 2024
McGargleNot Tried22 Jan 2024
McGargleNot Tried09 Jan 2024
McGargleNot Tried18 Oct 2023

The Green Dragon, Croydon, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried19 May 2023

The Ship Inn, Rye, East Sussex

Magnus GreelExcellent28 Mar 2023 Nigh on exceptional - had to have another just to be sure!

The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent26 Sep 2022 A great beer when in this condition

The Muirs Inn, Kinross, Perthshire and Kinross

Jack WilliamNot Tried26 Jul 2022

The Grill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried01 Jul 2022
McGargleNot Tried26 Jul 2021
McGargleNot Tried05 Jul 2018
McGargleGood29 Dec 2016 Surprising how quickly a revolutionary beer subsides to middle of the road.
McGargleNot Tried13 Feb 2014
McGargleNot Tried24 Jun 2013
McGargleNot Tried23 May 2013
McGargleNot Tried16 May 2013
McGargleNot Tried14 May 2013
McGargleNot Tried31 Jan 2013
McGargleNot Tried16 Jan 2013
McGargleNot Tried03 Jan 2013
McGargleNot Tried27 Dec 2012
McGargleNot Tried22 Nov 2012
McGargleNot Tried30 Aug 2012
McGargleNot Tried02 Aug 2012
McGargleNot Tried25 Jul 2012
McGargleNot Tried19 Jul 2012
RayNot Tried03 Jul 2012
McGargleNot Tried10 Jan 2012
McGargleNot Tried04 Dec 2011
McGargleNot Tried05 Nov 2011
McGargleAcceptable19 Apr 2010 After a refreshing hoppy burst of citrus the flavour became harsh on the finish.

The Catherine Wheel, Newbury, Berkshire

Magnus GreelExcellent08 Apr 2022 Smooth hoppy easy drinking session ale

The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Philip PirripGood28 Jan 2022 Great condition but not all tasting notes promises were fulfilled

Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar (formerly Hooden on the Hill), Willesborough, Kent

TrevorGood07 Dec 2021 Refreshing with citrus flavours
AlenomoreNot Tried19 Sep 2010

The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried21 Jun 2021
McGargleNot Tried29 Sep 2015
McGargleNot Tried22 Jun 2010

Scott Skinner's, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

McGargleExcellent28 Aug 2020 First post lockdown cask so it fully merited 4*.

Ivy Leaf, Dartford, Kent

ChrisEGood29 Dec 2019

The Furze Wren, Bexleyheath, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent01 Apr 2019 Former CAMRA award winning beer on excellent form here tonight

Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Walthamstow, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried19 Feb 2019

Prince of Wales, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried01 Nov 2018
McGargleNot Tried01 Aug 2017
ChrisENot Tried14 Jul 2011

The Kingston Arms, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Oct 2018

Hermits Cave, Camberwell, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried23 May 2018

The Three Hats, Milton Regis, Kent

ChrisEGood07 May 2018
PedroExcellent20 Oct 2012

The New Fox Inn (formerly The Windmill Inn), Willesborough, Kent

ChrisENot Tried06 Oct 2017

Old George, Bethnal Green, Greater London

ChrisENot Tried29 Sep 2017

The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried28 Mar 2017

Palm Court Hotel, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried14 Dec 2016 Keg.

Parkerville, Herne Bay, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried24 Aug 2016

The Woodcock, Iden Green, Kent

WittendenExcellent08 May 2016 First from a new cask. Citrus with a long bitter finish. Hit the spot today, not so sure about it in less clement weather.

Queens Head, Chislehurst, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried27 Apr 2016
James TGood24 Feb 2010

The Ferry Boat Inn, Tottenham, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Mar 2016

The Falcon, Battersea, Greater London

HSBNot Tried25 Feb 2016
Philip PirripGood07 Mar 2013

Shore, Leith, Edinburgh, City of

HSBNot Tried25 Nov 2015

Old Mill Inn, Maryculter, Aberdeenshire

RayAcceptable29 Aug 2015 Same range as before closure. Friendly welcome and acceptable ale.
McGargleNot Tried05 Jan 2014
McGargleAcceptable19 Aug 2013 See comment 14.12.12. Slightly abrasive finish marks it down.
McGargleGood14 Dec 2012 After a series of disappointments B&T seems to be regaining some long lost form. Good cirtus hopping and a firmer body. Good bitter finish.

The Fat Cat Brewery Tap, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried10 Jun 2015
HSBNot Tried28 May 2015
AndrewNot Tried27 Jul 2007
IanAcceptable27 Jul 2007 Lacks intensity of flavour.

Duke of Wellington, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried10 Jun 2015

The Plasterers Arms, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried10 Jun 2015

The Black Friar, Blackfriars, Central London

WittendenNot Tried16 May 2015

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

TobesNot Tried09 May 2015
ChrisENot Tried25 Oct 2014 A friend of mine said that he was very disappointed with this and did not finish it. It was a fresh cask on this afternoon.
ChrisENot Tried02 Aug 2014
PedroExcellent05 Dec 2012
DosserNot Tried04 Dec 2012
PedroNot Tried28 Oct 2012
PedroExcellent27 Oct 2012
PedroNot Tried26 Oct 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried26 Oct 2012
PedroNot Tried26 Nov 2011
AlenomoreGood26 Nov 2011 So so. Not my favourite brewer.
PedroExcellent25 Nov 2011
PedroNot Tried18 Nov 2011 Ran out
DosserNot Tried06 Nov 2011
PedroNot Tried06 Nov 2011
AlenomoreGood06 Nov 2011 Ok but not my favourite type. Too light/citrusy.
PedroExcellent05 Nov 2011
PedroNot Tried28 Oct 2011
AlenomoreGood28 Oct 2011
PedroNot Tried20 May 2011
IanNot Tried19 May 2011
PedroNot Tried19 Nov 2010
PedroExcellent14 Nov 2010
PedroExcellent22 Aug 2010
MattExcellent11 May 2010 Near the end of the cask but still wonderful displaying fruit and a hoppy finish
PedroExcellent06 May 2010
PedroExcellent19 Mar 2010 Finished off and even the last dregs out were still very good !
PedroExceptional18 Mar 2010 Just so good !
PedroExceptional17 Mar 2010 Still great !
PedroExceptional16 Mar 2010 So smashing I couldn't tear myself away !
DosserNot Tried29 Mar 2009

The Bell, Walthamstow, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Apr 2015

Triplekirks, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried12 Mar 2015

Trafford Arms, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried12 Feb 2015

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried03 Feb 2015

The City Arms, Manchester, Greater Manchester

HSBNot Tried27 Jan 2015

The Steamboat, South Shields, Tyne and Wear

ChrisENot Tried06 Jan 2015

Carriages, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried23 Dec 2014

St Machar Bar, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

RayNot Tried08 Sep 2014

The Three Tuns, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent01 Sep 2014 Refreshing, good citrus notes.

The Station Hotel, Hither Green, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried25 Aug 2014

The Ship, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried18 Aug 2014

Blue Blazer, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

HSBNot Tried05 Jul 2014

The Abbotsford, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

HSBNot Tried04 Jul 2014

The White Swan, Covent Garden, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried30 Jun 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried18 Mar 2013

The Argyll Arms, Soho, Central London

ChrisENot Tried08 May 2014
HSBNot Tried25 Feb 2014

Balgedie Toll Tavern, Wester Balgedie, Perthshire and Kinross

Nick WillisNot Tried03 May 2014

Old Red Cow, Smithfield, Central London

BaymartGood10 Mar 2014 Have tried this from a bottle and was a little disappointed with this on the night.

White Hart, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Oct 2013

Bell Inn, St Nicholas-at-Wade, Kent

John BNot Tried23 Aug 2013

The Horse Shoe Bar, Glasgow, Glasgow, City of

HSBGood04 Jul 2013

The Bridge Inn, Peebles, Scottish Borders

McGargleGood20 Apr 2013 Light, refreshing session ale. Could do with a bolder flavour profile.

The Oak, Warwick, Warwickshire

BullsNot Tried20 Apr 2013

Malt 'N' Hops, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Nick WillisGood12 Apr 2013

The Original Plough (formerly The Plough), Chelmsford, Essex

Philip PirripNot Tried01 Apr 2013
IanNot Tried03 Feb 2011

Doggett's Coat & Badge, Southwark, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Mar 2013

Halfway House, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

MickNot Tried05 Mar 2013

Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Philip PirripGood07 Feb 2013 Nowt like the very herbal and floral tones I have encountered before

Mulberry St, Glasgow, Glasgow, City of

Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Jul 2012

The Gun, Docklands & Isle of Dogs, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried19 Jul 2012

Golden Lion, York, North Yorkshire

ChrisENot Tried17 May 2012

The Moon Under Water, Manchester, Greater Manchester

MickNot Tried13 Mar 2012

Wetherspoons, Victoria, Central London

PedroNot Tried03 Mar 2012

The Society Rooms, Maidstone, Kent

PedroExcellent25 Jan 2012

Hamilton Hall, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Jan 2012

Old Blackfriars, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleAcceptable10 Dec 2011 Either this beer has changed or I have. Deeper gold and and a more pronounced sweet, malt base. Some light hopping but none of the citrus flavours or bitterness I remember.
McGargleNot Tried30 Nov 2011
McGargleNot Tried11 May 2011
McGargleNot Tried14 Jan 2011

Bridge Hotel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

davidg83Not Tried21 Aug 2011

Tilleys, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

davidg83Not Tried05 Aug 2011

The Victoria (formerly Tap and Spile), North Shields, Tyne and Wear

Flying.geordieGood02 May 2011

29 Bar and Kitchen (formerly Hugo's at the Coast)., Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear

Flying.geordieExcellent02 Apr 2011
Flying.geordieExcellent21 Sep 2010

London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival 2011, King's Cross / St Pancras, Central London

PedroExcellent11 Mar 2011

02nd Gainsborough Beer & Folk Festival, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

AlenomoreNot Tried16 Oct 2010

The Head of Steam, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

pavorossiNot Tried19 Sep 2010

Roebuck, Richmond, Greater London

ChrisENot Tried28 Aug 2010
Magnus GreelExcellent28 Aug 2010 Refreshingly drinkable

Goose on Two Streets, Northampton, Northamptonshire

StephenGood17 Jun 2010 Decent pint cannot complain at all good citrus session ale

The Doric Arch, Euston, Central London

ChrisENot Tried11 May 2010
ChrisENot Tried05 Mar 2010

Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Liverpool, Merseyside

IanNot Tried26 Feb 2010

The Samuel Lloyd, Corby, Northamptonshire

StephenExcellent22 Jan 2010 Apple on the nose,clear as a bell, lovely session ale tastes great and that strength can have a few

The Lorne, Oban, Argyll and Bute

RayAcceptable10 Oct 2009 Drinkable but lacking the hoppy, citrus bite which earned B&T its reputation.

The Joiners Arms, Morpeth, Northumberland

Flying.geordieGood15 Aug 2009

Wheatsheaf Inn, Falkirk, Falkirk

CharlesNot Tried09 Aug 2009

Huntsman & Horn, Broomfield, Kent

AndrewGood26 May 2008 Good but nothing like the Bitter and Twisted of the Gilford Arms in Edinburgh all those years ago. Grape and orange peel dominated with a good bitter finish.

The Village Inn, Arrochar, Argyll and Bute

CharlesExcellent18 May 2008 As good as it comes.

The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

IanExceptional23 Apr 2008 The best I've had since I first had it in Edinburgh. The hop aroma, the condition, the hoppy finish, the citrus fruits, all outstanding.

Bacchus, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

IanNot Tried29 Oct 2007
AndrewNot Tried23 Feb 2007

The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

IanGood24 Aug 2007 Nice tea and citrus, but nowhere near the explosion of flavour and aroma when I had this beer here for the first time 5 years ago.
CharlesNot Tried12 Mar 2006

Tennent's, Glasgow, Glasgow, City of

IanGood23 Aug 2007 Bit of tea, nice hop and very likeable and drinkable.

Kent Beer Festival 2007, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewAcceptable20 Jul 2007 No real condition. Smelt and tasted of sweet mandarine

The Chambers, Folkestone, Kent

IanGood05 Apr 2007 Distinctive hop aroma, verges on the sweaty sox, but the citrus hop finish is good. Easy drinking with a good mouthfeel.

The George, Bethersden, Kent

IanAcceptable29 Jul 2006 Nettley hop aroma. Citrus, nettle, astringent hop dominate. Bit of tea flavour. Bit like the JHB, this is normally better, but under the weather circumstances I can understand it.

Tormaukin Hotel, Glendevon, Perthshire and Kinross

CharlesExcellent25 Apr 2006 Harviestoun seem to have cracked the quality v's volume thing. A good pint as always.
CharlesExcellent10 Mar 2006 Usual good quality. Usually a safe bet just about anywhere. Perhaps because it has become very popular. I suspect a barrel never lasts long.

Behind the Wall, Falkirk, Falkirk

CharlesNot Tried14 Apr 2006
CharlesNot Tried31 Mar 2006 Ran out
CharlesNot Tried30 Mar 2006
CharlesNot Tried27 Mar 2006
CharlesGood24 Mar 2006 Something wrong with my taste buds today I think. More bitter than usual.
CharlesExcellent08 Mar 2006 Although still an excellent ale, quite tasteless when sampled straight after the Carronade. Had to have a pint just to compare it.

Kirkstyle Inn, Dunning, Perthshire and Kinross

CharlesExcellent09 Apr 2006 Liked this. Tastier that I've had recently I think. Gentle but pleasant bitterness to the hops.

Kent Beer Festival 2005, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewGood21 Jul 2005 One of my favourite beers but just too lively on this occasion. Very bitter and grapefruity in taste.

Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted

3.80% ABV.

We have tried this beer 65 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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