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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: 191   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.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MichaelAwesome (2993) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle shared with McTapps. Had huge hopes in it. In the end it was just a dull, tasteless watery disappointment. Nothing else to say about that one.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
McTapps (2995) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2013
First bottle of this style and expected something like a mixture between a strong Scotch Ale and a "normal" ale, but nothing that tastes like a light smoked beer....it has got a deep dark colour with low but steady head and smooth body. Taste of camp fire, smoked sausages, smoked salmon, wood and malt. Too smoky to me, just awful to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2013
500ml Bottle. Good dark reddish body, foamy white head. Packed with malt taste, oily palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1196) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
Pours a deep clear brown with orange highlights and a tan head. The smell is burnt caramel, roasted malt, a touch of smoke. The taste is a bit bittersweet. A touch of sweetness up front quickly turning to a dry, char ending. Medium body plus average carbonation. A nice beer with lots of flavor for a lower ABV brew.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2966) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Znakomite szkockie ale. Goryczkowe i jeszcze raz goryczkowe. Finisz goryczkowy, wyczuwalny w smaku palony słód, choć w zapachu już nie jest aż tak intensywny. Świetne i pijalne piwo, nie męczy. Można się zadumać nad tradycyjnym ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (682) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a thick fluffy head. Much like the ingredient list on the back, there are scent of malted barley, malted wheat, hops, and yeast which gives it an almost caramel scent. Starts out making you think this will be a heavy tasting beer with its malted ingredients like a stout but instead it finishes rather light. Drinks rather smooth as the malted ingredients really hit the taste buds. Finishes rather clean smooth. A decent beer with a rather interesting drinking experience.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 20, 2013
Nice toffee fudge aroma. Pours a dark amber. Tastes of hazelnuts and toasted almonds and a gentle milk chocolate on the ending. I liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (4948) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 30.04.2010
Aroma has caramel, toffee, some fruity notes and hints of hay. Flavour is somewhat sweet with toffee, caramel, malty notes, some burned sugar and distant fruity notes. A bit thin palate. Less sweet and better than I expected.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerheart65 (895) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Clear red/brown, bit cola-like look. Short, thin head. Aroma has bit sweet malting, dark bread. Medium body, slick feel, low carbonation, sweet flavor with mild roasting, milk chocolate, sweet finish is medium long. Ok, sweet malted beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1345) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Dark coffee brown color with a thin beige head. Mild aroma of nuts, roasted malt and floral hops. Silky feel. Sweet taste of chocolate, malt and fruity hops. Just a bit too watery.


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