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

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1374) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
500ml bottle from Beer Hawk - Pale gold colour with a decent, off-white head and plenty of carbonation. Aroma of sweet malt with some hay and floral slightly peppery hops. Light mouth feel with some malt flavours, a touch of bitter orange and a tangy citrus dry finish. Good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear darkish golden, good white head. Grassy hops, hint of something earthy on the nose. Clean, dry grassy palate with some hints of zesty hop. Nice refreshing summer brew, but nothing exciting.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
s_hartshorne (1276) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle from luxuary xmas hamper. Hazy light amber colour thin white head little lacing. Aroma is sweet honey floral hints of lemon. Taste is pretty weak slight honey notes with sweet malt finish. Thin watery body low carbonation. Apart from the smell quite boring easy to drink

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2005
From A Bottle.Gold in colour with a small head,aroma is hoppy with some sweetness, taste is of hops and fruit with a light dry bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Bottled. Excuse me while I go all giggly. It may have been the company I kept or the mad dogs weather but this just scored all the way for me. Lovely light gold body, faintly floral aroma, tightrope balanced flavours (malts covered in liquid fruit) and a simple short finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1233) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is fruity hoppy and malty. Taste is hoppy, lightly bitter, malty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
Aroma is heavy hoppy and light broth. Huge frothy white initial apperance. Good lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Clear yellow body. Heavy bitter initial flavor. Medium palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tlind2 (1126) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2008
500 ml bottle (ABV 3.9%). Slightly hazy golden color, frothy white head. Hoppy aroma. Grassy hop flavor with a slightly dry, bready finish. Medium body and carbonation. Very drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tfredvik (1110) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
Clear, golden body with a short-lived, smaller than average white head that leaves some lacing. Moderate aroma that is quite sweet with fruity notes and some sweet honey. Moderate sweet taste with a light bitter, light dry and quite short finish. Some fruits and berries in the flavours, sweet honey in the back and some faint traces of sweet and overripe banana. Light bodied, a bit watery texture but still rather smooth, soft carbonation. Too boring and too sweet for such modest flavours and weak bitterness. Not actually bad, though.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 months before BB date, from Meny Oslo City, Oslo]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2005
[bottle from peckhams] aroma is sweet and fruity with a surprisingly firm maltyness, some apricot and vanilla with some biscuity malt aromas. body is light with a slight sweetness in the finish.


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