Brewed by Ayr Brewing Company
Style: English Strong Ale
Ayr, Scotland


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Doctor Hornbook is brewed using the finest Maris otter and wheat malts with American hops and coriander to produce this stunning blonde wheat beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2013
Lovely white beer brewed close to my home town. Will do a better review later but this is a lovely beer for sipping. Best Ive had in a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (1465) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle from the brewery a clear golden ale with fruity nose strong blonde ale with flavours of orange flowers and herbs spicy and sweet very nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (4414) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2012
750ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Golden yellow colour, big foamy head. Cereal biscuit & tropical fruit aroma. flowery biscuit citrus flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Not sure about the "blonde stout" or English Strong Ale classification. It is more like a Belgian Blonde. Nonetheless it is still a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2012

Bottle 750ml. w. swing top.

[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear medium orange colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, flowers, moderate to light light heavy yeasty, fruity, coriander notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity, flowers, belgium yeast, spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120812]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2012
Bottled@chriso. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, citrusy, pleasant stuff. Flavour is fruity, floral, citrusy and quite dry notes. Pleasant citrusy aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nuffield (4084) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
As most of the ratings suggest, everyone gets stuck on the name. That creates confusion and prevents you from trying to appreciate the beer for what it is. This is not a stout in nearly any sense. Itís a strong ale, perhaps. Golden with a head of large-form bubbles. Sweet, some citrus, the abv comes through in the flavor. And as the alcohol kicks in in the mid-palate, a strong medicinal note emerges, with a sickly sweet finish. Not very good at all. (cask at the Scottish Real Ale Festival, Edinburgh, June 2012)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2012
Gravity at SRAF. Pale yellow colour, thin white bubbles. Lemon meringue pie, hint of white chocolate, light apricot, light fruitcake spice on the nose. Velvety smooth, lemon and vanillla, custard, resinous hops, crramy and sweet but still light. Dessert wine esque. Nice light bitterness on the finish. Really really interesting, Iím unconvinced by the whole "white stout" fad, but this is definitely my favourite of the ones Iíve had. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2012
Opening with a resounding pop of the swing top bottle, the immediate note is one of zest, Lemon or Orange, which unfortunately reminded me of some cleaning products. In the mouth the beer is initially very sweet so doesnít give many clues to the alcohol of the beer. It has a rather vegetal quality on the finish, with the coriander seed adding an earthy spice rather than the more floral notes one would get from a coriander leaf. Initially I though this had little to offer a first, but it grew on me. Not a stout, but worth a punt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (4183) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2012
25 June 2012, bottle. Yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. Nose is lemony and yeasty. Thin body and slightly fizzy. Really sweet, moderate alcohol, lemon meringue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2012
[750ml bottle, Appellation Wines, Edinburgh] Launch of Dr Hornbook in 750ml swingtop bottles. Brilliantly clear lemon yellow beer, with a very quick-dispersing head. Leaves only a lacing almost immediately, together with rising carbonation. Sweet banana and toffee aroma Ė banoffee? Surprisingly thin for a 7%er, but itís very smooth in terms of mouthfeel, and hides the alcohol really well. On the flavour - orange, honey, glucose and maybe some of the added coriander come out. Itís pretty complex, and would no doubt be great after sitting for a couple of months (was only bottled seven days ago). All told, a really nice beer [28052012]

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