Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Bitter
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Dark brown pour with ruby highlights and a foamy khaki head. Malty raisin, caramel and toffee aroma with slight fruity notes in the background. Caramel buttery toffee flavor with hints of dark fruit. Bit of a buttery viscous mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Nice ... I prefer a bit more of the caramel/toffee and less of the raisin type malt flavors though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1266) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle, 50cL. Home. A shining very dark brown beer with a big off-white head ; medium retention ; good lacing. Roast, toast, raisin, candied fruits, dark fruits, caramel, light smoke. Light to medium sweet, light dry bitter refreshing ; quite round. Light body, medium texture, average good carbonation, sweet roasty fruity finish. Overall, really enjoyable beer : nice toffee character, nicely sweet, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (382) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Decent, but a little boring. Light brown pour with little foam. Aroma of malt with some caramel. Flavor is a little watery, but still smooth and malty. Nothing overtly wrong with this beer, just low abv and associated lightness all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cokolwiek11 (367) - POLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Deep brown hazy beer with 1 finger off-white head, nice lasing. Aroma: a lot of caramel, honey, fruit esters (fig, dried plum, raisins). Taste: light sweet, light sour, light bitterness. Flavours of caramel, chocolate, a little bit of winy notes. Medium body, light but lively carbonation, pretty dry. Overall: good, tasty beer, for me itís like mix of german bock and belgian dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Cask at Congress, Longton. Pours chestnut with a wisp of a head. Quite sweet fruity bog standard Scottish ale, itís OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (1059) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2015
500 ml bottle
Amber to copper colored beer with blonde persistent head with quite big bubbles, leaving lacing. Aroma has toffee, almonds, wood, bready maltiness and dried fruitiness. Flavor is woody, malty and toffeeish. Palate is quite thin and soft with light feel of sparkling. Finish has medium or milder bite of bitterness. Aftertaste is malty, toffeeish and woody with some dry hayish bitterness and some dried fruitiness. Very British, not bad for this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (1083) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Lite amber, off white, mild lacing, and lite head retention. Caramel, fruity, mild alcohol, and mild citrus notes. Medium bodied, syrupy, caramel, fruit sweetness, mild lemon, and earthy notes. Decent balance, medium bitterness, nice dry notes, and mild alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (905) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Richish malty nose. Decent magnolia head. Deep brown hazy colour with some orange sparkle. Burnt caramel and a medium body with a sort of a red ale twist. Some sharp acidity and a light sour edge. Head thins over time but doesnít disappear leaving some long wispy lacing. A bit stylistically confused by still quite decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Cask at heriot watt beer festival. Pours clear brown, nose is malty toffee, caramel, taste is dry, sweet, a little thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (4096) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2015
bottle @ Jungle Jimís / Eastgate OH --- Clear dark amber with a frothy beige head that stays at 1", broken curtain of lace. Taste is malt that includes a light sprinkle of spice, turning slightly bitter on the swallow, then adding toffee for a somewhat sweet finish. An interesting, light Scottish brew, lots to appreciate at only 4.2%. Iíd have it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
themightyjag (444) - - JAN 30, 2015
500ml bottle. Thin creamy off white head, nice little bit of lacing. Dark copper body. Nose is really malty, edges of burnt sugar. Flavour is dark fruits, creamy caramel and toffee finish. Light bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation, good full mouthfeel. Cracking 80 shilling, a fine example.

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