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


on tap

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
Bottle. Small head with short duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are roast malt, caramel and fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewC (356) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2008
500ml bottle. Smells of candy and mineralised water. Soft mouth feel. Subtle carbonation. Toasty sugar and candy flavours dominate. This was one of the best bottle beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2008
50cl, Bottle, Oddbins Inverness. Nice slight caramel offering. Quite a creamy background. Good gentle finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2008
500ml bottle picked up at OddBins, Oxford. Served lightly chilled at home. Inviting smell of toffee malt. Flavour has got some layers of medium sweet malts supported by dark spices and ending with a bitter note. Clear and good looking rusty brown body under a thin, but lasting, off-white head. Nice laceworks on the glass. Medium bodied (Tromsø, 18.07.2008).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skinnyviking (8870) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Hazy dark red body. Cherries coloured actually. Cocoa dominated aroma. Cocoa also in the flavor but more spicy than expected. Unfortunately low hopped and a bit too watery. Low carbonation, short aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2008
Århus2008. 50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a lacing tan head. Aroma and initial flavour is mild spiced and of light fruity hops notes. Again a light house character with the sweet hops impression. Medium dry malt base before the finish which goes into a dry and bitter spiced hops finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2008
Clear amber with tiny white head. Sweet fruity with caramel, ripe fruits and toasted malt. Finishes bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - 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. Don’t know why but I wasn’t 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 (7958) - 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.

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