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


on tap

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle: Filtered.
A rich, ruby-red ale created by a blend of seven different malts and Cascade, Liberty, Fuggles and Styrian Goldings hops to give an outstanding balance and a taste to flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2094) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2008
Bottle, Oddbins, Liverpool. Pours orangey brown with a vanishing head. Aroma is grapefruit and hops. Soft mouthfeel. Flavour is piney and hoppy with some fruit present also. Very American in style, but that is no criticism. Nice lingering dry bitter finish. Donít know why but I wasnít expecting much from this, but it turned out to be a truly excellent brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6888) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2008
Bottle from Oddbins. An attractive copper/red colour with a decent off-white head and slight carbonation. Red fruit and caramel aroma with some citrus hops. Caramel was prominent in the flavour with a bitter, earthy finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2008
Nose of hops, malt and some citrus. Pours a claret coloured beer. Mouthfeel is creamy. Taste is hoppy, fruity and malty with a bitter finish. A nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 pours red ruby brown with a thin offwhite head, smells citrus hops and some dark sugared fruit tastes quite hoppy fruit comes through as well full bodied very well balanced. chewy mouthfeel some banana

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2007
Bottled. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is hoppy and malty along with some earthyness. Flavour is malts, hops and some mild wheatyness. Quite dry palate. Leaves fruity hops in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2007
Bottled (BB 04/2008)
Clear ruby red color, good cloudy beige head, lace. Aromatic hoppy nose, very pleasant. Light body. Some toffee, wheat, slightly bitterish aftertaste. Good bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2007
Dark red colored, medium sized thick yellow head. Rich and fine nutty and caramelly, very sweet aroma, somehow reminds me of some doppelbocks, some raisins and plum also here. Medium bodied. Flavor also starts with this nutty-caramelly sweetness, ending dries mildly, still not very bitterish brew. Some tea-notes and nuts still in aftertaste, good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2007
Bottle. Well, lots of hops in aroma. Red in colour. I have absolutely no problem with this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38495) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2007
Bottle. Clear medium amber red (ruby-red) color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, earth. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (250907)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (1854) - Tjele, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle. Red colour with medium creamy white mostly diminishing head. Fruity aroma. Sweet bitter flavor. Lasting bitter finish.

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