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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Bitter
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A classic Red Ale; brewed with large amounts of crystal malts,which give the beer a warm, red colour. Lots of late whole hops- Cascade and Bobek-add a lovely citrusy, hoppy aroma. Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Malted Wheat,Hops, Yeast. Contains Gluten


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
19th October 2013
Hazy dark amber beer with a small off white head. Smooth palate with fine minerally carbonation. Smooth malt with light touches of caramel and cream. Whisper of paper. Very light hops, ripe orange and a forensic trace of pine. Decent malt base, needs some more hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a thin long lasting head. Citrus and caramel aromas, good bitter taste, light sweetness. Creamy texture, crisp finish, if a little thin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (14703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle. A clear, golden to amber beer with a dense, finger-thick light beige colored body. The aroma is on the malty side, caramel and bread spring to mind, kept company by some fruityness. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, as well as the caramel and bread maltyness and fruity hints known from the aroma. Medium body, quite dry, with a pleasant, soft carbonation. Some bitterness in the end. Tasteful, easy drinkable and quite pleasant, but not the most interesting beer on the market. The ABV level of course has something to do with that. 121130

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
angelkostvo (775) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2013
Ruby color, small head. Aroma of strawberry, elder, brown sugar. Taste is sour, sweet and watery. Thin body, light texture, soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Weefannybaws (115) - Barrhead, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2013
500ml bottle from Morrison’s. Deep amber with light head that faded quickly. Malty, toffee taste with a sticky yeast aftertaste. Not too bad. Perfect accompaniment to crisps or nuts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkopen (896) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2013
500 ml bottle. Coppery colour, dense off-white head. Aroma of bready malt, caramel and fruits. The flavour is caramel malty, with fruity and metallic notes, and a moderately bitter finish. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (1793) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 Bottle at Tom’s. Hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of caramel, candy and red fruits. Flavour of sweet caramel, herbs, wood and earth. Thin body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation. Sits somewhere between a Bitter and an an Amber Ale. Just alright.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1647) - FINLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle. Hazy reddish copper color with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon and coriander. Taste of malt, citrus and soda. Dry texture.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1052) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 3, 2013
Head: off-white/light beige, medium, frothy, below avg. retention. Colour: dark copper, clear. Aroma: citrus, tropical fruit, light malt/bread, caramel. Taste: fruit caramel, spicy hops, low to average bitterness. Nice and hoppy, light but not watery. Must be a good session beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Karol (677) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 26, 2013
Overall a drinkable beer. Nothing special. The best part is the awesome ruby color. This beer is almost the same as the previous red ale I had by Willimas Bros. a bit bitter and hoppy, but chocolate dominates this ale. Anyway, it’s drinkable


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