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

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3100) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2012
50ml bottle from Tesco, Ayr - clear reddish brown ale, bubbly tan head, fruity, sweet malt aroma, bit of caramel and fruit, oily feel

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 1, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2013
Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium amber - red orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, spicy, burnt caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet caramel, brunt caramel - caramelized bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120324]
6-3-6-3-12

Cask (handpump) @ Crate Brewery, Unit 7, White Building, Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, Hackney Wick, Greater London, England E9 5EN.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, dark fruit - berry, juniper, spicy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, berry - junoper bitter, licorice hops notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120813]
6-2-7-3-13

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5319) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2012
500 ml bottle, from Vaaland, Bryne. ABV is 4.3%. Reddish brown colour, moderate white (or slightly off-white) head. Malty aroma (munich and dark crystal are noticeable), also fruity notes (red fruits jam). The flavour has noticeable munich malts, but is not very sweet. Notes of brown bread toast. Also fruity notes and decent hops throughout. I like it - might well buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4929) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2012
Amber colour with a tan head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Some caramel, but mostly fruity and hoppy flavour.
[Bottle from Varnaveien Mineralvann in Moss, Norway]

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
Courtesy of Alex (nightfall)
Hazy red-amber color with small head. Mild but nice hoppy aroma. The body is quite weak, with caramel flavor, the mouthfeel is very dry, it has medium to strong bitterness and a light puckery feeling.
Mediocre Amber Ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14110) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle @ Miss January / AA Meeting Afterparty Tasting, March 2012. Pours cloudy ruby amber with a small creamy head. Citrus, grass, caramel and marmelade. Sweet malty with a bitter finsih. Medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2012
0.5 L bottle from Centra Colosseum, Oslo. A firm, lightly tanned head, on a crystal clear reddish amber body. Sweet-scented nutty and spiced caramelly malts. A whiff of currants and citrus fruits. Quite light in body, slick mouthfeel. Nutty and peppery caramel malts in the flavor. Gentle bitterness. Mild berry-fruity hop flavor. Light watered down malty ending. Lacks some fullness, but overall a pretty decent ale.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (5679) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours amber/red with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of fruity hops, red berries, malts. Taste is rather malty with a nice bitter twist, citrussy and dry end.Not all bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClubGonzo (4237) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle from Centra Colosseum, Oslo. Pours a rather amber body (for a "red ale") with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is toffee, hints of burnt sugar and citrus fruits. Taste is toffee malty tones with hints of citrus and some burnt sugar, pretty much as the aroma promised. Creamy mouthfeel. An OK bitter, but not quite to my liking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle at Ungstrup. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel with oxidized notes. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel with oxidized notes. Hoppy finish.


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