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


on tap

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RATINGS: 172   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (10010) - 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 (8213) - 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 (37603) - 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 (10406) - 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 (7394) - 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 (23920) - 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 (14909) - 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.

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