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


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RATINGS: 63   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tania_nexust (223) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Horo (56) - - NOV 27, 2014
Piwo niskonasycone, mętne z dość obfitą pianą. Wiele nut smakowych, w tym chlebowa, biszkoptowa, karmelowa i żywiczna. Bardzo przyjemne piwo i ogólnie zgadzam się z czlowiekwiadro :D

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czlowiekwiadro (243) - POLAND - NOV 27, 2014
przyjemny ziołowy aromat, słodki, iglasty, leśny i rzywiczny. kolor jasnego brązu, bardzo zmętniony, nieprzejrzysty, przy czym brak osadu, piwo się nie klaruje. piana ładna, długotrwała, średnio obfita, beżowa. w smaku pełne, słodkie, chlebowo-biszkoptowe z żywicznymi nutami i posmakiem jagodzianki. goryczka niska, ziołowa, żywiczna, przyjemnie się odkłada. jak typowy angielski bitter z dodatkiem iglastych aromatów i żywicy. nasycenie niskie, pije się bardzo przyjemnie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogniskowicz (152) - POLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Aromat owocowo - ziołowy, czuć cytrusy, agrest, zioła, lekki karmel. W smaku mocno owocowe, lekko słodkawe i fajną nie dominującą goryczką o cytrusowo - ziołowym aromacie. Bardzo przyjemne piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tselloufc88 (166) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle from the Rugby Tap. Aroma of honey, malt and raspberry/herbs maybe? Taste is a big surprise! It starts malty, but ends up with a delicious raspberry middle with some spiciness coming through. A good one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thmsboyd (36) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle dated Sep 2015. Well-chilled. Hoppy, with strong, sweet and tart aromas of raspberries, cherries and strawberries. A little floral. Clear, golden amber appearance with a light frothy head. Very fruity to taste with only a mild bitterness. Lacks complexity. Medium body with a silky smooth texture. Gentle carbonation and a slightly bitter, abrupt finish. Overall a pleasant Summer ale that goes down easily.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arczir (127) - POLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Smells of orange, lemon zest and spruce. Very fresh, with some citrus. Taste is lightly malty with some bitterness coming trough, looks pretty nice with average retention but large head, finish isn’t very exciting but it’s a nicely done and tasty beer. I really enjoyed drinking it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bastarda (102) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2014
shared @ DE-CH-F TriStateTasting. wine gum nose, with the characteristic taste of young spruce tips eaten directly from the tree: lemony, sour, fresh, with a bitter finish. A simple beer, but nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1884) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2014
50cl bottle courtesy of bastarda@1st Freiburg Tri-state tasting, danke! Spruce tips and peach bathfoam perfume. Taste of brittle apricot cake, crisply baked. Nice aromatised bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4088) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle 33cl @ 1st RB DE-CH-F Tasting. A clear golden beer, nose is on caramel and blue berries. Aroma is very floral with mint and orange touch, red fruit touch, bit dry, not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber bronze with a rocky off white head. Aroma is clean and hoppy. Flavour is more hops floral and citrus, hint of spice, medium bitter finish. Wasn’t expecting much from it but really enjoyed it in the end.

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