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 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 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, I’m unconvinced by the whole "white stout" fad, but this is definitely my favourite of the ones I’ve had. Great 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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thmsboyd (193) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
330 ml bottle BBE: Aug 2016. Cellar temp. Pours a still, crystal clear, pinkish amber body with negligible head. Bursting with high intensity banana (not overly ripe) and grass notes when poured, but quickly dulls down with a metallic smell prevailing. A wheaty lemon/coriander aroma comes through along with a dry, cereal quality. A medium caramel sweetness lasts on the tongue with only a light bitterness to counterbalance. Medium-bodied with a slightly oily texture, carbonation is low and the finish a little syrupy. Nice new branding, a better size of bottle, and a drinkability that belies its strength. However, this lacks head, carbonation, complexity and balance.

   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 doesn’t 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.

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