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Williams Brothers Paradigm Shift

Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Amber Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Paradigm Shift is a Enhanced Red Ale. Enhanced with what you may ask?... Shed loads of Bravo & Calypso hops in the boil and for dry hopping, the ale gets it’s red colour and maltiness from high levels of Caramalt used in the mash. This is not your average red, it is brewed to challenge your conceptions of what a red ale is. This is not nutty, bland & watery but big & bold; malty but with a serious hoppiness to back it up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2874) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle. Copper with a light beige head. that’s soon a coat. Aroma of butterscotch, lemon, pine. Not as sweet as expected and quite clean with restrained toffee, bread, firm bitterness with lemon and pine needles. Slightly odd, pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theswiftsa (29) - - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear Amber with a nice white head. Aroma is nutty with toffee notes. Taste is malty caramel and toffee with a sharp bitter citrus finish. A little strange balance of flavours for my liking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (3302) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle @ THT July, courtesy of Scotty001. Pours a clear amber beer without any head on top. Aroma of old caramel, loads of herbs, roast, nutmeg and cloves. Flavor is sweet, very herbal, rosemary and parsley. Very strange and herb forward, like most WB brews.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aniela (4139) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2015
From my backlogg: Bottle at Burgersson, Gothenburg. Clear amber beer with an offwhite head. Malty caramell fruity aroma. Malty caramell citrus fruity hoppy flavour. A bit thin...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (7107) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle shared at Dean’s Technicoloured Dream-Shorts Tasting thanks to Scotty001. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, malt. Flavor is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scotty001 (351) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Poured medium amber with an off white ring. Aroma of sweet berries, heavy caramel malt. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, medium sweet, moderately bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (6712) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
33cl bottle shared at July THT. Thin off white head. Clear amber pour. Some nuttiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (1902) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2015
Hazy amber color with a thin white head that do not last longer. Aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, fruits and hops. Flavor is quite sweet and hoppy, notes of grape fruit. Low carbonation and medium body with a sweet bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
donniemillan (97) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
It pours with a big tan head, copper and dark red colour, aroma of honey, biscuit, butterscotch, great balance of mild bitterness and sweet malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (14252) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle at Burgersson, Göteborg. Clear amber beer with a rich snd lasting offwhite/beige head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, vanilla, some fruits. Malty caramel flavor, grapes, citrus, toffee, some hops. A bit dull.

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