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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Bitter
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Bottle; filtered In Scotland we welcome the return of the sun whenever it deigns to shower us with its warm ray... the cloud and rain will jsut have to get over it. A light amber beer with lovely citrus aroma, slightly sweet and fruity.


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, - OCT 25, 2012
Prodigal Sun follows the Williams Bros’ path of using local botanicals in some of their beer recipes, in this case with some spruce clippings in the brew. There was a fresh, wet, berry aroma to the beer and an unusual fruity sweetness to it – I would have expected more of a pine element from spruce, but as I don’t know exactly how it behaves in the brewing kettle, I wasn’t sure if the sweetness & red berry fruit elements may be from this or from something else. Overall this was a very pleasant beer, though it may well be at it’s best if carefully matched with foods that pair up with the malt and sweetness characteristics.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38288) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2015

Bottle 500ml. @ [ First Official Randers Tasting ] by HenrikSoegaard, at HenrikSoegaard house, Randers, Denmark.

[ As Williams Brothers Prodigal Sun ].
Unclear medium yellow amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass, dusty grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, pale malt, dusty grass - hops, spruce - pine, spicy notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150124]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrJamesMcEwan (118) - SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
* Bottle. Pours clear dark amber, with a white head. * Aroma is sherbert, floral, citrus, grapefruit. * Palate is light body, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is refreshers sweets & very sweet. * Finish is soft and moist.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDesmadre (2153) - Mikołów, POLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle. Toffee, nuts, fresh hops, citrus, floral and tea notes. Surprisingly complex. And very tasty, with a bit more body than in other Wiliams’ session ales. Both thumbs up for this one.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (5356) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
light old hoppy aroma,amber, cloudy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, light sweet fruit finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (7351) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head. Sweet malty aroma, lightly toasted. FLavor starts sweet, faint herbal notes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mahkus (68) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle from tesco. Quickly disappearing head. Slight taste of sherbert. More sweet than bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bamsen78 (4182) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle @ First Official Randers Tasting. Pours hazy amber with small white head. Clear aroma of caramel malt, with notes of yeast and hoppy touches. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of herbs (sage?) and needles. Soapy finish. Btter and slightly estery aftertaste. Drinkable but nothing really impressive.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (11329) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly deminishing head. Dark yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Spicey lavender notes. Short light bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34584) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity, light pine hoppy. Bitter, light fruity and toasted malty. Fruity and light sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14459) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle @ First Official Randers Tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are citrus, fruits, grapefruit, malt, caramel notes and hops. Nice.


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