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


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask, Seasonal, Spring;

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mr_h (4643) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2012
Cask by handpump at Henglers Circus, Glasgow (12 May 12) - slightly hazy pale yellow ale, thin white head, citrus hop aroma, good temperature, mild citrus flavour, sweet, refreshing and smooth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. I prefer this to the bottled version. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. Nice aroma of passion fruit and pineapple with some barley in there. Williams house yeast aroma and flavour. Flavours of passion fruit, pineapple and mango, some sweetness and barley. Foamy mouth-feel. Didn’t find this as sweet as the bottled version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 26, 2011
Cask @ Old Mill, Brodie (beer fest). Straw coloured ale with white head. Aroma - distinctive lemon, citrus hops, floral notes (from elderflower). Taste - lemony, slight grape notes, citrus hops, aromatic flowers. Short, slight bitter finish with lemon. A nice refreshing beer, but the floral notes were a bit strong. Caingorm Trade WInds is brewed with elderflower, but the floral component tastes quite different to me, blending more harmoniously in the taste profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2010
[cask at 2009 Scottish Real Ale Festival] New beer (at the time) from Scott and Bruce, since been bottled for general release. Slightly hazy light golden colour, decent head retention. Reminded me of Williams Gold with elderflower added – light and hoppy, crisp fruit aromas. Flowery, lemony flavours with the elderflower at the end. Very sessionable. Another good drinking pale session beer from Williams Bros [25062009]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4266) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2010
Cask from The Edward Wyllie. Fresh fruity aroma, golden yellow colour. Nice sweet menthol flavour very smooth and nice, nothing like the bottled version which wasn,t very good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (16931) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
Cask handpull at Market Porter, Borough. Gold, slight haze. Perfumed golden ale. Bit earthy, too perfumed for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4389) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2010
Cask @ 2nd Larbert Beer Festival. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of flowers, elderflower, lemon. Flavour of elderflower, lemon, malts. Slightly dry and slightly bitter. Flowery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
Cask @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours hazy pale yellow-golden with a small, nice, creamy, white head. Lovely lacings. Lovely aroma, flowers, vanilla, hops, crisp malts and a bit of lavender. Low carbonation, light fat mouthfeel. Flavour has green tea, lavender, elderflowers on top of sweet doughy malts. Pleasant hoppy dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Bon Accord, Glasgow 1/07/09. Deep gold in colour with a decent white head. Sweet malts, apricot and citrus hop aroma. Flavour had some grainy malts, summer fruits and a decent bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (12917) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2009
Cask conditioned at Far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Gold with white head. Honeyed, quite sweet light beer with a peachy flowery fruity flavour. Soft and gentle, pretty reasonable.

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