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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: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (547) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle from appellationwines dalry. Pours clear red. Nose of toffee, malt loaf, pine. Taste is redcurrant, savoury, malty, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9283) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2016
33 cl bottle @ O’Hara’s Freehouse.
Pours clear amber color with a large head. Very caramel-y aroma, fruits and some malts. Flavor is sweet orange fruity and slightly bitter malty, some grain notes. A bit disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12080) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle, bought @Vinspecialisten, Kolding storcenter. Pours deep red with a small, staying creamy, off-white head. Aroma has sweet malts, caramel, pepper, apple, apricot. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malty sweetness, caramel, light toasted, grass, grapefruit. Fine bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackradioboy (176) - SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle from Peckhams (£1.79). Not too keen on this one. It's as if you took some good beers and bad beers and mixed them up. A bit of a mess and a wee bit sickly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkanu (50) - Iasi, ROMANIA - MAY 2, 2016
Amber red with a rather small head which doesn’t last too long. The beer is bitter, with a serious malty taste, some lemon and pine and a lot of hops, one would expect in an IPA. Not bad, just different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (595) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2016
Bottle @ lilys burger Stockholm Sweden. Pours a brown to red colour beer with a medium head. Toffee with hops, fruit and pine. Dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
labeerinthum (543) - Milano, ITALY - MAR 20, 2016
Bottiglia. L’intensità olfattiva è normale e la persistenza olfattiva è sufficiente. Il cappello di schiuma ha scarsa tenuta, con bollicine fini. La consistenza del liquido è chiara. La frizzantezza ha poche bollicine fini. La carbonazione è praticamente piatta. Il colore è marrone chiaro, somigliante a un tè scuro. Il corpo è rotondo. L’amaro è medio. L’intensità gustativa è normale e la persistenza gustativa è sufficiente. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono luppolate. Il finale è lungo, pulito e complesso. In bocca l’aroma rimanda a sentori di cereali, pane tostato, resina, erbe aromatiche e frutta secca.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (203) - Lecce, ITALY - MAR 15, 2016
Bottiglia. Colore ambrato velato con un cappello di schiuma piccolo e poco persistente, aroma molto erbaceo con un sentorie di caramello, al palato si fa sentire molto l’amaro che trovo un po sbilanciato.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2016
Pours a cloudy amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, floral and hoppy. Taste is medium sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GFrom (8) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2016 does not count
At first I thought it looked kind of weird. Colour is amber red with minimal head and stuff which I couldn’t identify swimming around in it. But then it hits you with a rich, malty taste that keeps you coming back for more. This might be my favourite red ale thus far.

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