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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: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WilleLW (206) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2015
Amber red colour with a crisp head. Aroma of hops, orange and caramel together with some burnt sugar. Taste of hops, caramel and a slightly burnt taste of sugar or rum. Hop bitterness and quite a dry taste. Some citrus as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (5370) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
Klassisches Amber mit einem Schuss Hopfen, etwas Zitrone und Karamell. Recht nett zu trinken, ohne sich dabei ein Bein rauszureissen. Ganz ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (5376) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a clear deep amber colour with a low steady head and medium body. Aroma of hops and caramel. Taste of ripe hops, malt, caramel, vanilla, barley, herbs and flowers. Citrus fruits hints. Smooth to drink, enjoyed it, yet expected more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2401) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle at Pizza Hatt. Pours blood red with a tan head. Nice scotch maltiness with some modern hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (2749) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
0,33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts and caramel. Flavor is sweet malts, caramel, citrus and hops. Creamy palate. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2982) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
330ml bottle at 6.2%. Pours dark reddy orange with a small head. Aroma is burnt toast, Ribena and strawberry jam. Taste is bready with red fruits and a hoppy jelly finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5617) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a hazy dark brown with a broken white head. The aroma is yeast, red berry fruit. The flavour is moderate bitter sweet with a woody resin aniseed caramel nutty liqourice hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (3963) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2015
33cl bottle, bbe Dec 2015. Deep amber, thin bubbly white head. Huge aroma when pouring into the glass, I get toffee, caramel, faint nutty notes, hops, sweet tropical fruits. Wow. Flavor has caramel, fudge, toffee candy, fruity hops. Massive, medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5889) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear pale amber, nose is burnt toffee, caramel, fruity, taste is similar, bitter and dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
peponi (659) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Aroma: passionfruit, mango, some herbal notes, caramel. Appearance: slightly hazy red color, thin white head. Taste: high bitterness (herbs, pine), combination of citrus and herbal notes, caramel, dark malts, heather, quite zesty, nice malty backbone, reoasted nuts, very balanced, semidry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Really good beer, red ale features are well combined with an intensive dry hopping, pleasant to drink.

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