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


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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Bottled only.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle. Golden with almost no head. Fresh, hoppy aroma - floral, resiny and citrusy, with some subtle malt and strawberries underneath. Medium carbonation, light body. Taste is light malty-fruity sweetish, dominated by noble hops, ending with a medium bitterness. Pretty straightforward, sessionable summer brew. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (4753) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2012
500ml bottle from Morrison’s, Ayr - pours clear golden with a small head, taste of lemon and honey, fairly dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle. A very standard golden ale - not a bad beer by any measurw but pretty dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle in 1780 Restaurant. Pours blonde with a small head. The nose has honey, lemon and hay. The taste has hay and honey with a muesli note on the end. The palate is light to medium in structure and texture with a dry finish. Overall, they can brew a lot better than this, I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RuneStumo (2575) - Haugesund, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2011
16.10.2011. Drinking in an Oslo Park with Palme and ClubGonzo early a sunday morning. A liltel hazy. Golden yellow colour. Aroma is malty with smooth bitterness. Floral bitterness at the end. Medium to thin body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3428) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011 Aroma: Bready, hoppy notes.

Appearance: Light golden in colour, thin head which quickly dissipates.

Taste: Not very exciting, but crisp and fresh. Very drinkable.

Palate: Thin body, soft carbonation.

Overall: A refreshing, hoppy blonde ale. Not the most memorable, but I would purchase again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle from Centra Colosseum, Oslo. Shared with Palme and RuneStumo in an Oslo park near Youngstorget, in lack of a better place to drink. :-) Slightly hazy golden body, big cloudy white head. Aroma is citrus, grass and hints of lemongrass. Taste is grassy hops, lemongrass and pale malty tones. A bit thin, but easily quaffable and OK, all in all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (4120) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2011
0.5l bottle from Centra Coloseum, shared with ClubGonzo and RuneStumo in a random Oslo park. Pours a slightly hazy golden body. Big fluffy lasting cream-white head. Quite nice aroma, light hoppy, some grassy tones. Soft carbonation and a mild nice oily mouthfeel. Really refreshing flavors, light floral, citrus, good nutty tones and nice chocolate paper in the finish. Quite nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
Pours yellow with white head. Slight hop aroma with caramel malt. Taste is similar, some hay, fairly well balanced. Bit boring

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (1424) - SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
Bottlet (500ml):
Light amber with thin head that has ok retention.
A fair bit of citrus on the nose that is quickly followed up by some floral like hops and a nice tropical fruit smell. The down side of this is that it is a struggle to detect.
Floral hops that match up with the nose & a slight fruity tang however there is little in this beer to make it stick out from the crowd any. Some bitter hops can be detected at the back end & there is a sweet tang to it but again it is not the strongest.
Quite light but I wouldn’t go as far as to say it is watery.There is good carbonation & a crisp, dry finish that is slightly too bitter imo.

Average golden ale & one that struggles to stick out from the many others just like it. Sadly it is the weakest offering from the brewery I have tried to date.

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