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Williams Brothers October Zest

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


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Crisp festival ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (2227) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Cloudy light golden with slim lacing white head. Vibrant clementine squeeze in the nose, light tinniness. Initial taste is stern juicy lemon bitterness, clean then a dusty malt. Easy going mouthfeel, fairly neat cloying aids the finish of terse dry bitterness and a weak orange juice box puff.

Keg, Bow Bar, Oktoberfest

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask at The Bow Bar. Pours clear yellow gold, thin white head. Lemon and pale malt aromas, bitter lemon taste. Light sweet finish. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Cask at Red Squirrel. Pours hazy yellow, nose is light toffee and pine, taste is sweet and fruity, light orange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16850) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Cask at Draft House Charlotte, 30/10/13. Lightly hazed golden blond with a moderate sized bubbly off white head. Nose is toasty malts, orange peel, citrus zest, grassy. Taste comprises orange pith, light tropical notes, toasted malt, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy bitterness in the finish. Nice stuff - English PA/strong GB affair - not a bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jvhemert (377) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Aroma: citrus Taste: very bitter, little sweet Quick sticky Overall: starts refreshing, but the sticky bittersweetness becomes tedious, quite flat too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4750) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Cask by handpump at Camperdown Place, Glasgow - clear yellow, thin off-white head, pine, citrusy aroma, good lacing, sweet, fruity, very easy to drink, nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4364) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Cask @ Camperdown Place JDW. Golden yellow, decent head. Biscuit lemon malt aroma. Dry lemon grain flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A bitter bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2012
Poured a clear golden with minimal white head and a wonderfully full bodied citrus nose. Flavour is of full bodied lemon and orange with a wonderfully refreshing aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8162) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Draft. Pours gold with a thin head. Flowery hoppy aroma with light grainy malts. The flavor has floral hops, a hint of lemon and pine, pale malts, and a light sweetness. Great balance here, a very solid bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Cask at Max’s. Pours lightly hazy to clear amber with a medium-small, bubbly white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and straw malt with fruity esters, orange, and earthy hops. Flavor is medium malt and bitterness, orange with light pith notes and a dry finish. Light body, low warmth, and medium carbonation.

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