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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Bottle: Filtered.
A bright, golden summer ale brewed with a blend of Belgian pale malt, Cascade and Bobek hops with a late infusion of fresh elderflowers and lemon zest. Fruity, aromatic and deliciously refreshing.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Nice hoppy aroma with tropical fruits and some citrus. Rather dry flavor with light maltiness, fruity hops and a pleasant bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Nice and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeverszeuge (617) - GERMANY - MAY 12, 2013
# 3304 ersma: nach"gehopft" mit holunderblüten. gülden mit mittlerer verchäumung. der geruch ist fruchtig mit leichter holundernote. der antrunk ist säuerlich-fruchtig, auch hier mit holunderaroma, dazu etwas zitrus und bitterkeit. die mitte wird herber und bitterer, die fruchtrigkeit bleibt aber bis in den abgang dominant. der ist ansonsten malzig-süßlich. die flasche ist ansehnlich. fazit: kein überflieger, aber ein nettes, fruchtiges ale, das, wie auch die brauer vorschlagen, schön für den sommer ist. gut trinkbar. 10,10,9,10,12,10 - 9,95 - 13/5/13

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (4437) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 23, 2013
Bottle, shared by fajry, many thanks. pale golden color with medium white head. Fruity bitter aroma with tropical fruits, malt. Taste, sweet malt, some fruitiness, floral hops. Light hoppy finish. Drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Graham77 (233) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2013
Nothing special about this ale. Really just a lager with a hint of elderflower. It is fairly refreshing but I prefer Grozet from the same brewery in that respect. Pleasant enough drink.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beer4000 (4449) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
500 ml bottle. Cloudy golden body with a creamy white head. Not much aroma, just a hint of pale malt and fruit. Flavour is light and refreshing, pale malt, fruit and flowers. Quite plain and simple, not much bitterness, but refreshing. Easy forgotten.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAR 25, 2013
Bionda trasparente, con poca schiuma poco persistente. Aroma resinoso, floreale, molto aromatico con tracce di frutta gialla. Originale senza alcun dubbio. Al palato divertente, fresca, beverina, elegante e floreale grazie forse alla presenza in ricetta dei fiori secchi. Ripeto divertente da bere e assolutamente dissetante. Uno dei miei birrifici preferiti grazie alla loro originalità.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (10458) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Golden-yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, floral, hop. Flavour is malt, fruit, citrus, flower, hop. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1000) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Good fresh citrus fruitiness, bit flowery, malting covered mostly. Makes me wanna taste anyway. Looks like hazy honey with short, thin head and bit lacing. Crisp, fresh feel, light but not watery, easy to drink, bitter and fruity, long citrus finish with good bitterness. Good light and fresh one for thirst. Worked nicely with my tuna pate sandwich.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (1140) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
500ml bottle. Pale golden yellow colour, bubbly white head and lemony citrus aroma. Taste is tangy caramel malt, with a floral lemon citrus hop aroma and a dry bitterness. Light body and medium carbonation. Quite OK Golden Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mighty_meadow (187) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2013
Golden syrup colour. Quite hazy.Pours a nice head but doesn’t last too long. Doesn’t feel too highly carbonated but keeps a lacing throughout. Smells of outdoors, floral, nettles perhaps. Thought it started off slightly tart but after a few mouthfuls the sweetness comes through. Finishes off on a citrus note but subtle rather than draw your cheeks together. Quite watery for Williams Bros and doesn’t really feel 5%. Good but not the best from this particular brewer. [Actually, the further down the glass I get, the more I’m liking this]


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