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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: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2010
Bottled. A straw gold coloured beer with noble hops and light lemony notes. Very easy to drink hoppy lager. There are peachy notes also. A very pleasant lager.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yngwie (12683) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle. A slightly unclear one, golden in color and topped by a minimal off-white head. It’s rather boring on the nose, but with a pleasant fruityness. Quite grainy and also with some sourish notes. The flavor too is very fruity, with some grainy notes and a touch of alcohol. Lacks on the bitterness I think. Medium body. Fruity, slightly sour finish. Sort of like a pilsner meeting a Belgian blond. Not in a very good way though. 101105

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (5341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle.Pours straw yellow with a small white head.Aroma of citrus, yeast, malt and hay.Flavor is sweet and sourish with some fruitiness and bitterness.Medium body,average carbonation.Kinda nice aroma .

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerCast_Rich (1841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2010
[500ml bottle, Peckhams (Bruntsfield), Edinburgh] Ceilidh always elicits the same surprised response – it’s a strange-tasting lager, without doubt. It looks and pours like a lager – bright straw colour, decent amount of rising carbonation. The aromas and flavours are un-lagerlike however. It’s quite spicey and malty, with something that reminds me of herbs. There’s also usually a diacetyl component as well. Every time I try it, something else comes into play. But that might just be me, of course. Anyway, if I’m after a lager, but one that tastes a bit different to the other craft lagers out there, I go for this or Colonsay Lager [25062009]

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
tlind2 (1077) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2010
500 ml bottle. Golden color, white head. Dry, rubbery aroma. Unpleasant, slightly chemical flavor with some alcohol and plastic. Light body, medium carbonation. Not sure if this was supposed to be a detergent or a beer, but I preferred to use it for cleaning my drain instead of drinking it. One of the worst beers yet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2010
0.5 l bottle from K-Supermarket Länsiväylä, Jyväskylä. Golden color. Malty honeyish aroma. Firm dry malt flavor with honey and noticeable herbal hops. Rounded mouthfeel, could have more body. This beer has good maltiness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (8603) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 7, 2010
500ml bottle (K CM, Kamppi)
Pours a lovely orangy yellow with a large spongy head. Pretty lagery aroma, light grains a touch floral and plant-mattery. Crisp carbonation. but a slightly watery palate. The hops come through quite early, a little plant-mattery, and that’s reinforced by the grainess that’s a little husk heavy. Even though it’s thin, it’s full flavoured, and all that flavour is beer. I’ve never seen such a good candidate for a stright down the middle score. It is sublimely adequate. Free of any flaws. A baseline to compare others against - if you are better than this, you are a good beer. (Please notice how I use ’5’, ’3’, and ’11’ as my middle scores, as my bell-curve is symmetrical. They appear stingy, but numerically, they are right in the middle.)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (2960) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle from The Cave. Aroma of grass corn and cereal. Bright golden colour, hardly any head. Very unusual flavour for a lager - earthy and biscuity. Tastes more like a mild ale. Different but not brilliant.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

Clear light to medium orange yellow color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, sweet malt, light moderate hoppy, flowers, citrus, dusty, butter notes. Flavor is light heavy sweet with a average to long duration, sweet citrus fruity, acrid notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100529]

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2010
500ml Bottle at Home 26/04/2010 Carbonation. Small white head. Clear golden coloured hoppy and floral with a little sour fruit flavour. A hint of spice in a peppery dry full malt finish.


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