tombyars (1401) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in October 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear rose in colour with a thin white head. Sweet berry fruit in the strong aroma. Thin watery mouthfeel and decent lacing. Pale malts give a fuity base of blackberries, brambles and blueberries. Very short prickle of hop resins rapidly vanish in the quick aftertaste. Finish is sweet and very fruity with ribena and fruits of the forest flavour full in the mouth. An excellent session Fruit Beer and well recommended.
Sigmund (5278) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, as Strathaven / Craigmill Aleberry Fruit Beer, from Vaaland, Bryne. ABV is 4.6%. Damsons are not specifically mentioned on the label, only "Clyde Valley berries". Golden colour with a faint peachy hue, moderate head, slightly off-white. Fairly strong aroma of over-ripe fruits / berries, also strong notes of toffee and grain. The flavour has distinct fruity / berry notes, but is fortunately not sweet and sugary, nor sour. Hints of toffee, distinct hops in the finish and aftertaste. Fairly decent beer.
cgarvieuk (14976) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask in standing order ... golden ... thin white head ... light lemon peel nose ... soft zezty fruits ... mellow fruits ... light berry tartness in finish ... lightest sulphur ... ok
Blairgus (2688) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
cross b/w rose and golden colour. very clear and only a couple of bubbles
i hate fruit beer and this illustrates why. it smells like beery-fruit juice
actually this is not as bad as i expected from the nose. still a mediocre fruit beer but not beer fruit juice.
tastes like a 60/- with some fruit used for secondary fermentation.
strong similarity to grape kool-aid.
JohnRMurdoch (3363) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from The Scottish Real Ale Shop. Aroma of vanilla & mixed fruits. Orange brown colour with thin head. Flavour of mixed berry fruits. Slightly dry. Goes down a bit rough.
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ 3 Judges. Hazy orange colour, white head. Aroma is fruity, sweet red fruits. Flavour is raspberry fruits and a soft malty backbone. Slightly bitter and sweet finish.
yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask at Three Judges, Glasgow, tap handle said Strathaven aleberry fruit beer. Pours slight cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Sweet and mild overripe fruity aroma. Sweet malty ad light raisin and apple fruity flavoured. Sweet caramelish and fruity finish with a solid bitterness appearing.