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

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RATINGS: 114   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
micky67 (7) - - FEB 9, 2012 does not count
Pours more of a light brown (though I do love the brewers ’ cherry, sunburst guitar description), this ’red’ ale is a seriously tasty drop. Strong aroma of caramel or toffee, leaving a medium sweet taste. Highly recommended Proving that, despite serious competition from other Scottish brewers Williams Bros are producing some of the best beers(Joker, Fraoch, Kelpie to name a few) in the country. Great to see more and more of these in several Glasgow pubs too, these guys are doing some serious brewing!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3819) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle from Global Wines, Bearwood. Smells like a malt/hop pleasure. Nice, ruddy colour. Very pleasant flavour - gentle winter fruits, mixed with cascadey hops and a bit of sea air. Refreshing, full flavoured. Very nice. I like Williams Bros a lot.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2012
A very nice Scottish Red Ale from the wonderful Williams Brothers Brewery! This has got a strong and interesting aroma which sets you up for a bit of strong taste however it’s actually quite soft and as warming just like the ruby red coloured body, coupled with the deep yellow frothy head! Characteristically this feels like an autumn beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peponi (352) - POLAND - APR 26, 2014
Aroma: dark malts, citrus notes (grapefruit), herbs. Appearance: nice clear amber color, lasting white head. Taste: nice medium bitterness (pine and resin), dark malts, quite dry and slightly watery, easy drinking. Palate: medium body and high carbonation, nice bitter finish. Overall: Very good red ale with a nice hint of American hops. Well-balanced and highly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle at home. Dark golden amber, medium white head. Woody pine & caramel nose. Dry woody palate, some toffee sweetness. Dry light finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 5, 2012
Burnt sugar toffee flavours making way for a fruity hoppiness, nice ruby roundness and warmth. Nice head and long clean finish. Not sure this qualified as a session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gowdy (730) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle at Naomi and Billy’s house. Dark Brown with a hint of red. Average white head.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grapefruitmoon (22) - SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2011
Hoppy red ale, with very nice aroma. Good bitterness, lovely creamy head. Slight caramel taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (207) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - AUG 8, 2014
caramel and hoppy aroma with shades of citrus and pine... caramel and nutty taste with notes of lemon and spices... slight hoppy bitterness... sweet and bitter dry aftertaste...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 From cask. Pours clear and golden deep amber to hazzlenut brown with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity and slight malty. Light breadish, roasted and mild hops fruity. Rather bitter and yet roasted malty. Ends dry.7-4-7-4-14=3.6

50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is toasted malty, flat caramelish and vague spiced. Toasted malty, caramelish and flat malty. Bitter and toasted malty finish. 6-3-6-3-13


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