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


on tap

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quack-Duck (8147) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2013
bottle from jaghana - merci! Clear chestnut-golden colour, mid-sized off-white head. Aroma of malt. Malty and fruity with hints of boiled vegetables. Pleasantly hopy in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle on the train from Edinburgh - 08/12/12 (IP trade with Craig Garvie). Clear pale golden with a good sized white head that retains well. Nose is pale malt, barley, light vegetal tones. Taste comprises pale malt, light grain, touch of citrus. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3088) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2012
Cask by handpump at The Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear pale yellow, non-existent head, floral hop aroma, fruity, mild citrus aftertaste, bit flat but refreshing

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unstablefable (227) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (4980) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HopfenWeisse (1146) - - JUN 28, 2012
From old backlog. Clear golden colour with small head. Aroma and flavour is malty. Basic stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MalcolmTucker (751) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle. Standard lager appearance. Flavour is straight forward lager with a mild citrus flavour. I’ve had better ’craft’ lagers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tfredvik (1203) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (541) - 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.

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