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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (4801) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2012
Cask by handpump at Glenpark Hotel, Ayr - fruity / citrus hop aroma, slightly hazy deep golden ale, but it cleared as it warmed up (served just a little bit cold), medium off-white head, sweet, citrus and smooth, slightly dry finish, this is a lovely drink and is very easy to drink, which does not reflect itís alcohol content

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - 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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (5401) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2012
75cl bottle. Pours golden, almost clear and with a nice head. The nose has pale malt, meadow flowers and a sweet custard note. The taste has more of the custard and floral notes and thereís just a little bit of pineapple in there too. The palate is great - a large but elegant structure, with a big creamy texture through the middle section and an elegant, gradually tapering away finish. Overall, I really like this, itís not a stout as we know it these days, an Imperial Blonde perhaps or a Belgian Blonde but using British yeasts. Great!

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (1464) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10879) - 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 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle at Bruceís, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - 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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