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


on tap


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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 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - 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 (25449) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23678) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
Bottled. Almost clear golden with rich coarse head. Citric orangey nose. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Fruity with notes of butter, dough, yeast and tangerine. Salty bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
21st May 2013
’Paul takes a brown shower’ tasting at Bruce’s pad. And thanks to Paul for this one. Light haze on this gold beer, tiny white head. Has the nose of a Belgian golden. Smooth palate, dry with fine carbonation. The Belgian Gold feel carries on with some spice in the strong pale malt. Trace of citrus. Semi dry finish with a trace of citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21830) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2012
cask at cloister ... golden amber .... thin white head ... soft malt ... light fruit nose ... some chocoate and light roast ... nice full mouthfeel ... quite fruity ... this by far the best and only one to come close to the stout feel ... ome soft orange ... juicy ... thats really nice ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London - big thanks to Paul for this exceptional beer. Pours clear, bright gold with a fine, creamy head. Nose has some bread, dough, hints of wheat, coriander. Medium sweet flavor, lots of white bread, some citrus rind, hay. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, mild dry white bread, hay, some orange and lemon. Very tasty. Drinks well for the ABV. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12677) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle, shared at Bruce’s. It pours golden with a small white head. The nose is herbal, light spice, earth, wheat, honey, toast and light dough. The taste is caramel, honey, earth, caramel, light alcohol, icing sugar, toast, hay, faint pithy citrus and herbal notes with a sweetish finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Hides abv pretty well. Smooth, well rounded. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2012
Cask, half at The Cloisters. Amber coloured body, filmy layer at the top. Sweet citrus fruits to the nose. Blended flavour of sweet orange fruits and caramel malts, noticeable alcohol. Good, however, rather too sweet and a bit heavy to drink (Edinburgh, 14.04.2012).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours golden amber, nose and taste are sweet caramel, rich fruits, quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9528) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
750ml bottle in the pre-RB days from Appellation Wines. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas of malt, caramel, light fruit, light orange. Taste has more caramel, orange. Creamy texture, smooth, slightly sweet finish.

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