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Williams Brothers Paradigm Shift

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

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottle,special
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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (3238) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aniela (3750) - 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...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (7000) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scotty001 (286) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (6627) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
33cl bottle shared at July THT. Thin off white head. Clear amber pour. Some nuttiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (1878) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
donniemillan (92) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (13393) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mahkus (79) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Thin to nonexistent head. Dark amber colour. Strong malty aroma. Honey at start of taste, toffee at end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2015

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Williams Brothers Paradigm Shift ].
Clear medium to dark brown - orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, dusty malt, caramel, toffee, light moderate hoppy, old hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, caramel - toffee, dusty malt, old hops. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150619]


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