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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: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Bottle: Filtered; Cask: Special - 2009.
"Premium Scottish Lager"
A "gathering" of ingredients from around the world: Hops from the Czech Republic, and the U.S., Belgian pilsener malt, German yeast, and Scottish water take their own good time to combine and produce a delicious, crisp, citrusy lager.


2.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unstablefable (225) - SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2012
Pours golden with a think white head which soon dissipates leaving nice traces around the edges, not much on the nose tiny bit of pils not much else, taste of fruits preserved in honey, surprisingly think full mouth full, nice but I won't go back for seconds via Beer Buddy

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (4237) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2012
Draft at the Brussels Beer Cafe, Kuala Lumpur. Served cool, with a light amber pour, some froth with a little lacing... but what does it taste like? A weak aroma it must be said which leads to an incredibly malty flavour which sets this beer aside from other beers in this genre. It was probably served a little too cold to be honest because as the beer warmed a little,the flavours really came through. It reminded me a lot of the unfiltered Pilsner Urquell actually which isn't a bad recommendation. The Czech hops are very evident, but this beer is all about the malt. A very likable beer at the end of the day which really grew on me as it got slightly warmer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HopfenWeisse (1022) - - JUN 28, 2012
From old backlog. Clear golden colour with small head. Aroma and flavour is malty. Basic stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MalcolmTucker (733) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle. Standard lager appearance. Flavour is straight forward lager with a mild citrus flavour. I’ve had better ’craft’ lagers.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
4th February 2010
Chelmsford Winter Fest. Pale gold beer. Completely flat - not lager like whatsoever! Sweet fruits with a touch of honey. Nice flavour but zero carb in a lager? I ask you!

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tfredvik (1100) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2012
Very pale golden body with a small, frothy, white, very short-lived head that leaves some lacing. Faint aroma that is very sweet and not that pleasant. Pale malts, cereals and... eh... sweetness. Moderate sweet taste with a light bitter finish. Quite faint flavours, but at least they are more pleasant than the aroma. In addition to the sweet malty parts there are some fruity notes. But where are the U.S. hops? Light to medium body and a very generous carbonation. Boring stuff, there’s nothing premium about this lager.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 months before BB date, from Jacobs på Holtet, Oslo]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (464) - SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2012
A nice fizzy, refreshing lager. A mild, sweet taste and although it’s reasonably strong it doesn’t taste like it so it’s very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (683) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle from Booths, Windermere. Pours a clear amber with minimal head. Plenty of carbonation visible. Aroma is brown sugar and Marmite. Taste is surprisingly bitter and intense for the style with ginger, grapefruit and enough strong, bitter hops to make me believe this is the bizarre lovechild of a lager and a bitter. Long, dry finish. Mouthfeel is rough and fizzy which lets the fine flavour down a little. Honestly I don’t understand the predominantly poor ratings - this is unlike any lager I’ve had recently and with enough aroma and flavour to keep it interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3635) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before Dec 2010, poured into a huge ’Judas’ glass (I don’t own a lager glass) on December 10th 2010. The brew is a deep golden/amber hue, a lot darker than most lagers/pilsners/Dorts/etc. The aroma was of grains, but grains soaked in caramel and light molasses. A wee hint of citrus within the smells also. This is one of the best Lagers I’ve come across, flavoursome, hearty and interesting. Fairly sweet in the taste, but full bodied also, something rarely said about this style (or any lager based brew, by me at least). My sweet tooth might help to explain my high scores, but this is well worth finding and trying, trust me!

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
craftycarl21 (2220) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2012
Cask at Churchkey. Very light straw colored pour. Strange husky bite to this beer, with bready grain and a touch of grassy hops. Ehhhh.


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