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

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


rlgk's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (13387) - Göteborg, - OCT 2, 2005
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Amber, offwhite head. Fruity aroma with some nuts. Hoppy citric flavor, bitter finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (639) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (4228) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4710) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DerJontte (15) - FINLAND - APR 14, 2015
Soft and fruity with a nice little hint of citrus. Went straight to my favourites list.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StuartC (56) - 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!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2495) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (4304) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (970) - 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)

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
djoeye (2461) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2014
Amber copper clear body, deep off white head, dotty rimmy lacing. Aroma; hops, spruces, faint grass. Taste; hops, apple, caramel, grass. Finishes to the fruity style, more apples and peels. Feels somewhat dry, normal carbonation. Overall fresh and clean. [50cl brown btl, abv4.5%, B@Kilpishalli, BB.AUG2015, t@höme]

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
freretoc (1129) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 30, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 50cl, couleur rouge/rose, petite mousse pas d’effervescence, pas mal d’amertume en début de bouche continuité sur le citron. Peu intéressante


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