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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Premium Lager
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Bottle - has appeared in the cask.
Ingredients: Lager malt, hops, lager yeast.
Cold fermentation for two weeks followed by a lager storage of at least four weeks. Hops are "classic IPA style".


HenrikSoegaard's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10103) - Randers, - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter nice flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Really nice hopped beer.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
motelpogo (6131) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 28, 2014
bottle, at some swanky bar in edinburgh. pale golden with a fair bit of fizz; sweet aroma with some pine and citrus; mild bitterness, somewhat artificial hop feel; i can see what they were trying to do but it doesn’t really work - quite cloying for such a low alcohol beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Falek (7) - - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
Pint, draught, perfect - fully transparent - golden yellow colour, very fizzy on tongue, a bit cheesy aftertaste, wee sweet and sour, a bit heavy for a lager, simmilar to the Joker IPA

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Buongiorgio00 (582) - - FEB 10, 2014
Combinazione di stili un po’ deludente, che associa una base maltata da lager e una luppolatura erbacea che risulta decisamente smorzata, così come l’amaro. Non è certo spiacevole da bere, anche per la presenza indiscreta di qualche sfumatura citrica nel finale, ma tutto sommato la definirei una birra da sufficiente +.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (142) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Hmm not a bad combination of two different styles. It certainly comes across a bit lagery but with a dank grassy hoppy bitterness. I’m glad I have tried it but can’t see myself buying it again in a hurry.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (890) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
500ml bottle. Wasn’t sure what to expect from this but whatever it is it seems pretty average. Pours pale gold with smooth lemon citrus and orange pith, almost reminiscent of those fruity lagers of yore. It’s light and refreshing but also a little confused and lacks the bite of a good IPA. Not diggin this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (714) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Appearance: Clear golden/amber with finger thick white head. Aroma: Grapefruit, lemon, biscuit and subtle floral note. Taste: Low sweetness, medium sour and bitterness. Palate: Smooth thick texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt, dry peppery citrus, marmalade, malty finish. Comments: Very tasty and glass lace.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
idletim (3) - - APR 19, 2014 does not count
Easy drinking summer beer. A good transition from bland corporates to those with taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HampshirePhil (111) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
500 ml bottle - Thin white head, strong carbonation and pale yellowish gold appearance. Hoppy aromas and beautifully blended hop and lager taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Both from bottle at keg. Pours amber, good carbonation. Aromas of roasted malts with some citrus fruits but mainly lemon. Sweet up front with a citrus dry bitter finish. If i walked in to a strange pub and found this i’d be chuffed.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (1931) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2014
The beer starts malty, slightly sweet. The nice and floral hops appear very soon, but a still (for a lager) too sweet taste lies below them. The mainpart is nice bitter-floral with a (for my taste too) sweetish background. The aftertaste is long, nice floral-hoppy with a moderate bitterness. But in total for "not being an IPA" too sweetish.
Could be much more dry to keep the focus on the hops! --> 10/11/10/10


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