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


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RATINGS: 171   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.

mikkos' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkos (306) - - AUG 31, 2013
Dark copper with a medium pale head. Aroma is fruity hops and caramel malts, pretty good and promising. Taste is a bit watery and not as good as the aroma promises. Malts and fresh hops, yet a bit too thin. Okay beer anyways. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
panzerwolf (225) - FINLAND - SEP 18, 2015
A smooth taste of caramel and some hops. Not too bitter, has tones of fruit and toast. A very nice beer to drink, feels smooth in your mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (6060) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2015
Lovely amber color with a fine off white head. Berry fruity, toffee and a nice hoppy feeling in the nose. Nice body and a fine carbonation. Well balanced sweetness and bitterness. Berry fruity, herbal, toffee, bready and a nice hoppy touch in the flavor. Lovely tasty ale!
[Bottle from Oddbins at Earls Court in London, England]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (825) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle, 50cL. Home. A sparkling clear brown amber mahogany beer witha medium white creamy head ; medium retention. Roasty aroma, herbal, light fruity (red berries). Medium sweet, light dry bitter refreshing. Light body, light silky texture, average carbonation, herbal dry fruity finish. Overall, beautiful, good lacing, nice aroma, nothing spectacular but refreshing ; pleasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (4737) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2015
500 ml bottle at Pitchers hbg. Clear brownish amber with off white head. Aroma faint, metallic, burnt sugar, minerals and bready malt. Taste is thin, bready, faint minerals, burnt sugars and very faint earthy hop notes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
Flaske 500ml fra Kilpishalli. Mørk gyldenbrun med et lite rødskjær. Middels høyt luftig skum. Tett lacing. Bra aroma av bær. Smaken har samme preg. Litt tørr etter hvert. Bra - men litt tynn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DerJontte (19) - FINLAND - APR 14, 2015
Soft and fruity with a nice little hint of citrus. Went straight to my favourites list.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StuartC (61) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Dark amber with solid light-brown head; Quite a simple yet tasty beer: Fruit driven with dried stone fruits and citrus peel, gentle spices and a touch of leather. A drinking beer that doesn’t ask for or require a long-winded tasting note!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2579) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe [220115]
Dark amber, clear, frothy white head, good lacing
Aroma of very soft berry fruits, soft fruity caramel, nothing else
Taste of caramel, some dark toffee malts, dab of dark honey, soft fruits, mainly malts, light hops, soft flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body, rather sweet. Finish of soft red berries, toffee caramel, soft sweet
Overall - OK, gets a bit boring with the drinking. Reckon this would be better on cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (4541) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle from Cellarbrations Sandy Bay February 2014. Was expecting it to b more malty than it was but it was still pretty good. Russet colour with a big head that was loosely packed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (1040) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 11, 2014
Aroma: Medium hops, floral. Medium-light malt, toasty, caramel. Appearance: Body: Clear, amber. Head: Small, tan, thick, good retention. Lacing. Flavour: Medium malt, bread crusts, toasty, toffee. Medium bitterness, Medium-light hops, floral. Dry finish with light lingering bitterness and crisp. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation Overall: Great beer. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8C. Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

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