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Williams Brothers Hipsway

Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Premium Lager
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottled, special
Released for Sainsbury’s Great Gritish Beer Hunt 2013
Great Glasgow band and great name for a beer. We coax the amazing aromas out of some NZ and Slovakian hops, blend with an eclectic bunch of light malts and cold condition on an infusion of cone hops mixed with freshly-pressed strawberries

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodbod (93) - SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2015
I couldn’t taste the NZ hops *or* the strawberries but nevertheless it’s a very refreshing lager. To be drunk only on a hot summer evening when you need a thirst quenching palate cleanser.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrJamesMcEwan (167) - SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2015
* Bottle. Pours amber, clear, with a white head. * Aroma hops, floral, strawberries & honey. * Palate is light body, medium to high carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is floral, biscuit, strawberry & slight pine. * Finish is crisp & clean. * Overall floral, biscuit, strawberry & slight pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1929) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
16.1.2015. Floral aroma with honey. Taste has floral bitterness, sweetish malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is zesty orange, taste is nice and fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
flying_pig (1205) - SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s (£2):
This one turned out to be a fairly average one from Williams Brothers, it definitely wasn’t a bad beer but at the same time it wasn’t one that I particularly enjoyed or would go back to again. The beer was sweet throughout but nothing else really stood out for me and I imagine this one will turn out to be a very forgettable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thmsboyd (143) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle BBE: Jun 2015. Chilled. Hazy golden body with a billowing, foamy off-white head. Slightly tart red fruit and biscuity malt aromas. Some piney hop notes. Bitter, resiny taste with only a gentle sweetness and slight sourness. Surprisingly fullish body with a creamy texture and high carbonation. Bitter finish. Overall a typically easy-drinking Williams Bros beer but not really a stand-out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (322) - SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
500ml bottle, pours golden orange with a foamy head which quickly disappeared. Sweet with subtle hoppiness. Decent lager

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Watford. Poured gold, with a light haze, thin white head and good lacing. Aroma of peaches, bitter rind, unripe fruit and hay. Tart citrus flavours, oats and banana. Finish was somewhat musky and chalky, with some hop resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2543) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 26, 2014
Bottle from Beers Of Europe [260414]
Amber, clear, frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of soft sweet strawberry, citrus hops, some tangerine, getting a hint of peach, pale sweet malt background, fresh
Taste of sweet quite fruity pale malts, citrus fruits, soft strawberry, dab of peach, citrus zesty hops, nice soft sweet pale malt background, good flavour
Palate - soft carb, light to medium body, fairly oily, nice zesty palate, quite sweet. Finish as main flavour, citrus zest, hint of strawberry, crisp , clean
Overall - The strawberry works very well in this, subtle, not too much to unbalance the beer. Seems to be more a good golden ale to me, but as a lager it’s very good - much better to me than Caesar Augustus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (303) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
500ml bottle, Sainsburys. A pleasant and fairly robust lager with a good level of hopping. Nice biscuit malt flavour coming throuh with just a touch of strawberry on the palate. The berry is more noticeable in the aroma alongside the same biscuity malt and slightly piny hops. Would be interested to try this without the starwberry. Good lager though as it is.

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