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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: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2012 On keg at Cloisters. Pours a blonde colour with a thin white head. Aroma of musty honey, yeast and caramel. Similar flavours and just a little sweet. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle with a foamy mouth-feel (5,2,5,3, 14). Also had this unfiltered on draught at The Holyrood 9A. Poured a very pale straw colour with a fair white head. Aroma of bready yeast, caramel and grassy hops. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and CO2 prickle and a foamy mouth-feel. Very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1568) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in September 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Pleasant smooth oak vanilla note in the aroma. Pale malt complex gives sweet fruit notes of mango and lychees. Hops impart a floral bitter flavour in the short aftertaste. Slight sweet edge returns to the finish. An excellent session ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kavu (3819) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2012
Pours pale golden with a very low head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy malts. Flavor is malts with some fruits and hops. Pretty nice lager.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBaboon (1903) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2012
Golden yellow. Aroma of malt, straw and grass. Flavour of malt, citrus and grass.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamestulloch (3203) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2012
Aroma: Inoffensive, clean.

Appearance: Light golden, clear body. Mild carbonation. Tiny head which soon dissipates.

Taste: Not as crisp as I had hoped. Quite bland actually. Would benefit from additional hops and carbonation.

Palate: Thin, watery body. Light mouthfeel. Very little alcohol flavour on the finish.

Overall: Not a bad lager, but certainly not a great one. Too flat, too flabby.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (5332) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle 50cln a clear golden beer with medium head. Nose is hopy and a bit vegetable like. Aroma is grainy, grassy, floral, toasted notes, body has a dry grassy hops, finish has a slightly lemony and resin like.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lonick (1143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2012
A lager the way it should be. Crisp and dry not fat and sweet as the normal mass produced lagers are.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
MikeHolm (8) - FINLAND - JAN 21, 2012 does not count
Smooth and mild taste some flavor of citrus. Hops from the Czech republic. Nice color.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle from Alesela
Light straw...crystal clear...big frothy white head....good lacing
Aroma is light - spicy hops, some citrus hops, light pale malts
Taste of spicy light grassy hops...some citrus...good light sweet pale malt background - light flavour overall but good for a lager
Palate - soft carb, light to medium body, light sweet malts and some bitterness, smooth, slightly oily texture. Finish - sweet malt and spicy hops lingers a little with a bit of bitterness.
Overall - Light in aroma and flavour but it’s a good lager - far far better than the macro crap - underrated here IMHO (No way it deserves RB of 28) - maybe it’s better bottled?


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