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

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2010
Big offwhite head. Hazy yellow body. Fruity dusty floral aroma with wooden notes. Dry wooden floral taste with resiny strawy fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Dusty astringent mouthfeel. Dry caramelly floral wooden aftertaste with metallic notes. Excellent, and hugely drinkable. (0.5l bottle, Centra, Oslo.)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2010
500 ml bottle at home, bought at Vaaland, Bryne. Clear golden color, ok white head. Aroma has very fine hops. Flavor is moderate sweet, hops, and has fine bitterness. Fine carbonation. The body is a bit thin. Nice beer, but the low alcohol is a natural limit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (4816) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2010
500 ml bottle, bought at Vaaland Spesialbutikken, Bryne. ABV is 3.9%. Golden colour, moderate white head. Nice hoppy aroma, notes of fruits, berries and pine forest. The flavour is zesty and fruity with a nice hop character, some citrus notes, a piney bitterness in the finish. Iíve said it before: Iím a sucker for golden ales like this one, with their moderate ABV and refreshingly hoppy character.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (4867) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle, ABV 3,9%. Pours clear golden, with a small average white head. Nice flowery hops on the nose, grass, honey and grainy malts. Biscuit malty, flowery flavor. Some citric fruits also. Light to medium bodied. Nice character and balance.Nice crisp hoppy aftertaste, delicious

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2009
(bottle, 3.9% abv) Clear, golden colour with a blond medium-sized foamy head. Lemon- and citrus-fruity, also slightly floral hoppy aroma with a tinge of cara-malt in the background. Slightly bitter flavour, light bodied with a mildly carbonated mouthfeel. Soft malty base with aromatic fruity (citrus, apricot) and slightly flowery hoppy notes, lingering into the slim and moderately bitter finish. Pleasant light Ale. 13.XII.09

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2009
500ml bottle from Oddbins, Chorlton, Manchester. Amber/gold colour with firm white head. Malty aroma with a touch of citrus and some floral notes. Flavours are orange/lemon and grapefruit cirtrus with some hints of vanilla. A touch of sweetness with a bitter finish. Crisp and light palate. Very good summer beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2009
Bottled (from K Citymarket, Rauma). Golden colour with mediumsized fluffy head, that settles into a small foamy thing. slight lace. Aroma is strongly zesty, fruity and flowery hoppy as well as mildly yeasty. Flavour is quite much the same in a quite bitter way. Bitter and quite dry biting finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (6383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2009
Bottle. Low but lasting white fluffy head. Hazy golden amber body. Strong oranges aroma and hops. A bit thin and watery fruith hops flavor with low carbonation and a long dry bitter metallic aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
finol (1976) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle. Golden with lots of carbonation and a light white head. Floral aroma, malts and hops. Some kind of resemblence with a cheep lager, hop bitterness just for the sake of it?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2009
(Bottled, rated earlier when RB was down) Clear golden with a smallish, quite firm and lightly lacy head. Grassy-herby-hoppy aroma with lime and lemon peel. Fresh, citrusy fruitiness dominates the flavor, with a crisp, aromatic-grassy hoppiness. Also sweetish malt present, with a dry and mildly bitter finish. Light to medium body with slightly foamy carbonation. A fresh, very easily drinkable session ale with enough hops to keep it interesting.


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