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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5154) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2012
Golden colour with a white head. Very hoppy nose. Citric and fruity flavour. Suits me very well :-))
[Bottle bought at Oddbins London Bridge in London, England]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4355) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle 50cl, a clear golden beer with medium head. Nose is hopy, aroma is very hopy too, sweet, quite complex aromatic hops notes on lemon, grass, earth, resin, crisp and toasted like, nice bitterness on the finish too, a good ale.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5156) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle by OCT 2013. Lightly dusty crystal/Bitter yeast in the nose. Deep clear golden body with a rocky white head. Taste is moderately dry with a light yeasty underpinning that resolves nicely to fresh bread. Very low bitterness beaten out by a faint sourish quench. Thin, watery body, clean.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arve_Christian (3488) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2012
Backlog 2010 bottle from Centra Majorstuen,Oslo. Golden color, ok foam. Light/medium body & complexity Pretty ok

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDesmadre (1940) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle. Golden with almost no head to speak of. But what a pleasant smell - floral, citrusy, pale malt, ripe apples and some candy sugar. Nice, sweet and crisp. Light body but aromatic enough to not slide this one all the way into boredom. Light sweet, malty, floral, citrusy, vaguely fruity flavour with a moderately strong bitterness and a floral-citrusy-apple aftertaste. Fast and refreshing but not bland. I like the way the US-hops are carefully dosed in this one and merge very well with the UK- and Slovenian hops without dominating them. I don’t believe a golden ale can get much better than that.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (1935) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 27, 2012
Bottle at The Queens Hall for Bonnie Prince Billy. Golden with a shortived white head. Thin malty flavour coupled with a thin zesty hop flavour. A little herbal. Goes down easy. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (12438) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 22, 2012
Clear dark golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 220412

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Fruity malty weak caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Sweetish malty caramel finish with weak hoppy hints.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (2613) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2012
Pours clear golden with a low head. Aroma is malts with some lemon. Flavor is malts, lemon and hops. Well balanced. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
suorama (34) - Kangasala, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2012
Strong citrucy aroma. Not much but there is sweetness. Great brilliant bright golden color. Taste is a bit too much citrusy to my taste. But not bad.


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