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


on tap

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Bottle: Filtered.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2013
500ml bottle from Peckhams Glasgow. Pours lovely honey colour with nice white head. Not a great deal in way of aroma. Taste is quite straight forward, sweet and hoppy with a subtle marmalade(y) tang. Nice lacing all the way down along with thin head. Gentle fizz from start to finish. Another one to remember for the summer ahead.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (9008) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110513.
Pours golden color with a small head. Aroma of hops, fruits, grass and pale malts. Flavor of fruits, malts, caramel and hay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2013
50 cl botte @ home. Rated on 10.05.2010
Aroma has English hops, some hay, grainy malt and hints of biscuits. Flavour is somewhat hoppy with hay, grainy notes, hints of gooseberry bush and grass. A good Blond!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (7262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle. ’Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of grains, hay, malt and citrus. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, grass and herbs. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6769) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5380) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5475) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arve_Christian (4700) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2012
Backlog 2010 bottle from Centra Majorstuen,Oslo. Golden color, ok foam. Light/medium body & complexity Pretty ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDesmadre (3078) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (2332) - 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.

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