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

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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.


iammarc's rating

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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cokolwiek11 (115) - - 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 it’s like mix of german bock and belgian dubbel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (1778) - 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, it’s OK.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (985) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (1049) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (754) - 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 doesn’t disappear leaving some long wispy lacing. A bit stylistically confused by still quite decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (6466) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2879) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2015
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / 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%. I’d have it again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
themightyjag (238) - - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabuzzer (290) - SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours deep red with a foamy but quickly diminishing head. Sweet malty aroma, taste is burnt toffee, very little bitterness

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19330) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
Cask @ the Wenlock Arms, Hoxton N1. Pours a dark amber ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy toffee flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.


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