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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Unfiltered; Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Malted Wheat, Hops, Yeast.
A traditional Scottish ale brewed with an emphasis on the malt characteristics. Lightly hopped, as is true to this style of beer, with fruity malt aromas and a toffeeish mouth feel.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (3283) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle in a field in Hungary. Clear dark amber pour, creamy off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, caramel, brown sugar and some dark fruits. Flavor is quite sweet with some spices, slightly sugary and a bit bland. Creamy texture, but a bit thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rand (1270) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle 50 cl from Hyperboissons - Doubs (F). Dark russet with a fleeting foam sticking to the glass. Dominant malty flavors, caramel-toffee, roasted and fruity of apricot, date. The mouth is soft, round, unctuoustacky with notes of butter caramel, stewd fruit, earth and biscuit. Finale soft, rather long, sugary and low bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1076) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear dark brown colour, foamy off-white head leaving lacing and aroma of malt, nutty, yeast. Taste is sweetish malty, earthy, fruity, yeast, with light spice and some bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry slightly tangy bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons. Clear brown body with a thick beige head. Lively carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of nuts, copper and brown bread. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, caramel, herbal hints and elderflower. Thin body with a slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. A delicate, malty ale. Reminds me a little of Cairngorm’s Trade Winds.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FBoekman (36) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
Ganska mörk färg. Fint skum. Lite rostad, knäckig smak. Mild. Jag gillar den. Och lagom svag...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6879) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
500ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel kastanienfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig süß, blumig, leicht würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, süß, dunkle Früchte.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nordcore (1005) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle 50cl. Deep red with a minimal offwhite head. Malt and dark fruits aroma. Light bittersweet taste with no head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
InPivoVeritas (235) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear chestnut coulour with small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, nuts with some apple and citrus notes. Sweet, caramel taste with fruity, dry finish. Light roastiness. Nice, sessionable, balanced beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
budedou (361) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JAN 12, 2014
Not complex and too sweet... I think, could be good during a meal... But not disgutsting at all

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (1489) - Mikołów, POLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Floral and citrus hop aroma, light toasted, nutty malt, notes of peat, fruit and tea. Complex and yet easy quaffable brew, maybe a tad watery but it gets more nutty and peaty as it warms. Interesting and tasty.


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