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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Traditional Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 729   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled. A cask version is available from May to July.
"Seaweed Ale"
Prior to the 1850's there were many Scottish coastal alehouses which brewed their own ales, these ales were made from local malted barley which was grown on fields fertilised with seaweed. This environment gave the barley a very specific flavour which we have recreated by the inclusion of fresh seaweed in the mash tun. In addition to the seaweed (bladder rack) harvested on the Argyll coast we have used only organically grown malt - the darker malts roasted by ourselves.
Kelpie is a rich chocolate ale which has an aroma of fresh seabreeze and a distinctive malty texture.
Drink lightly chilled in a wine glass.


rgrep's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, - AUG 12, 2006
Jet black with a creamy light brown head. Roasty malt in the nose. Malty body with a little sweetness, chocolate and licorice. Nice clean finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1155) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Caoba, casi negra. Espuma ocre cremosa tipo guinness. Aroma a bizcocho, café, chocolate,... Estilo gruit (sustituye lupulos por hierbas...) aunque en este caso lleva lúpulos, mezclados eso sí con algas. Las algas dan un ligero toque salado a una cerveza muy potente de sabor (con predominiomde chocolate y café) y a la vez muy suave de beber. Notable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1690) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Cask at Congress, Longton. Pours black brown with a light tan head. Some salt, chocolate, malty. Very porter like.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
huineman (397) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2015
Pours dark amber with green shades. Rapidly disappearing ivory head. Aroma is rich espresso coffee. Seaweed not noticeable. Fresh and light, with intense flavor of coffee beans.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AirForceHops (4400) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 7, 2015
500 ml bottle shared by Wilrunforbeer in a cellar clean out afternoon. Dark brown color thin white head, no lace or retention at all. Aroma is light roasted malt, caramel and hints of ash. The flavor shows me ash, old malts, light vegetal with a light hint of salt in the finish. The body is thin but maybe that is a good thing for this. The finish has a mild off putting vegetal note in a porter like brew. On the strange side for sure.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
WillRunForBeer (1328) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2015
I’m sure this is a wreck. I’ve had this at least a year and a half, and just couldn’t come up with a good reason to open it. Pours dark amber brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, roast, and a bit of low tide. For those tha haven’t been near an ocean, low tide don’t smell too good. Flavor is kind of sweet. It’s thin, with caramel flavor, a touch of roast and some dried seaweed in the finish. No carbonation to speak of, might just be the age on this. Not undrinkable, but I’m not going to seek out another.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bax (1283) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 28, 2015
(bottle 28/04-2015) low brown head, almost black color, roasted aroma, slightly bitter, rather smooth roasted taste. BB date Mar 2015.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1804) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
500ml bottle from Ship in a Zbottle, west Kirby. Deep brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is like rock pools on the beach. The taste sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (2934) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. Aroma sweetish, caramel, toasted, toffee. Clear darker ruby brown colour. Taste is caramel driven as well, but well balanced, also light chocolate/roasted notes. Lightly salty. Good one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrJamesMcEwan (143) - SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
* Bottle. Pours slightly hazy, very dark brown, almost black, with a tan head. * Aroma is dark malts & roasted earthy & slight seaweed. * Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is medium rich, roasted malts, chocolate & dark fruits. * Finish is tangy & slightly salty. * Dark ale, roasted malts & chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nijstrom (100) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark red/brown with a small off-white head. Malts, roasted malts, seaweed and some chocolate in the aroma. Medium sweetness, somewhat bitter and slightly salty. Interesting beer.


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