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

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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".


jvhemert's rating

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jvhemert (351) - Edinburgh, - NOV 4, 2012
(cask: Red Squirrel) AROMA: bread, cereal, APPEARANCE: golden, clear, minimal head, TASTE: light sweetness, lightly bitter, PALATE: light body, sticky, average carbonation, OVERALL: drinkable but quite bland.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (5846) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle from Tesco, Prestwich. Straw-blonde coloured with a thin head. There’s certainly a fusion of styles here with lager malt most evident in its nose. There’s some malts, but much more hop, and very much an ale texture. Mildly fruity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sound67 (474) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2015
Maker: Williams Brothers, Alloa, Scotland *** Beer: Caesar Augustus (cask, at the Alexander Graham Bell, Edinburgh) *** Style: Lager *** ALC.VOL.: 4.1% *** "A lager & IPA hybrid, micro-brewed for maximum flavor" *** Colour: Straw yellow, clear. Small off-white head. *** Nose: Lemon, pinewood, floral hops. *** Texture: Medium body, extreme carbonation. *** Taste: Intense floral hops, lemon zest, pinewood and herbs at the start, all somewhat overpowered by the ballistic carbonation. More generically floral, but still very much so, toward the middle. Lemony in the finish, some pinewood, grass. Floral notes continue to dominate into the medium long aftertaste. *** Impressions: I do recommend to let the tapped beer sit in the glass for a while so that some of the first strike carbonation can evaporate and the ice cold beer gets a degree or two warmer. Then it’s a startlingly good hybrid (indeed!) of lager and IPA. This beer is all about the hops.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickel (641) - - JUN 10, 2015
Explosive aroma of hops. Citrus and floral. Bitter taste of hops with malty background. Dry finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWS9 (549) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a simple, yet pure gold, with a slowly receding white head. Nice citrus and spruce hop nose - interesting actually! Lots of hop character, which is prominent in the mouthfeel. Finishes quickly - perhaps the lager quality - which makes it nicely refreshing too. Almost seems like a rather plain lager that was saved, if not greatly elevated, by the IPA elements. Nicely done I think!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (3013) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle from McHughs. Medium gold with a thin head. Aroma is light citrus. Flavour is dusty hop, grain, dry fruit. Sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (308) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2015
Bottled tesco. Thin light gold colour. Nice full rocky head. Not much nose or flavour at front if mouth but hoppyness kicks in but lightly . Nice and moreish without too much flavour. Could sink a few

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (295) - SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
500ml bottle at home. Astonished I haven’t rated this before. Golden with a thick white head. Mango aroma, hoppy taste, creamy mouth feel and a peppery hint in the aftertaste

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lesartriste (52) - - APR 13, 2015
Fine beer, but not enough alcohol to make the taste as powerfull as I wanted.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
Poured straw with a frothy off white head. Aroma of soft citrus and sweet malt. Light body, flavour is lime, grapefruit and sweet malt, moderately bitter.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kjoannak (30) - - APR 4, 2015
Refreshing :) ..........................................,.......


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