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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


rlgk's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (9430) - Göteborg/Jönköping, - OCT 2, 2005
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Amber, offwhite head. Fruity aroma with some nuts. Hoppy citric flavor, bitter finish.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (5386) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 15, 2014
Dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, fruchtig, nussig. Geschmack röstmalzig, leicht schokoladig. Karamell, fruchtig, nussig.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsurkan_sergey (42) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - JAN 10, 2014
Color - dark amber, reddish. Foam - White, not abundant, medium-grained and unstable, but sticky - all settled on the walls. Fragrance - fantastic - plenty of fruit, honey, flowers - very aromatic hops! Taste - a complex, fascinating - begins with fruit sweetness, goes into the hop bitterness in the background - caramel flavor, long finish is dry, bitter but pleasant aftertaste. Lovely Bitter!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElDesmadre (1361) - Mikołów, POLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Very nice aroma of peach, strawberries, light caramelly malt and subtle notes of tea. Dry, sessionable, unfortunately a tad watery. Nice biscuit notes in the flavour but also a less pleasant, bone-dry finish. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (1414) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle. Reddish chestnut beer with residual head. Aroma of caramel, red berries and fruity hops. Taste follows suit with sweet caramel, fruity hops, some dry berries and malts. A good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (794) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish color, white head. Aroma is hoppy, cherries, caramel. Taste is medium bitter, hoppy, caramel, cherries, citrus. Low bitterness in finish, medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (613) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle out of luxuary xmas hamper. Pours with thin off white head good lacing. Colour light ruby. Aroma is v nice hop and grapefruit sweet caramal. Taste is sharp grapefruit folowed by sweet malts and hoppy finish. Low carbonation medium body smooth finish. Very very good bottled beer would love to try this on cask.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle at JF’s, from Hogsback shop, cheers James 03/11/13. Dark reddish amber with a thin off white covering. Nose is caramel malt, light hops, berry fruit, sugars, fruit jam. Taste comprises candied sugars, light citric, red grapefruit, caramelised sugars. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with light hop bitterness. Decent amber ale/hoppy red affair - not a bitter in my book.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
spartakbarnsley (27) - St Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 1, 2013
Some beers work when bottled, others don’t. And this one definitely does. Superbly balanced, with a lot of hops and a good helping of malt, spiced up with a little caramel. Amazingly flavoursome for such a low abv. The only minus is it’s slightly too gassy, but nothing that five minutes on the side won’t solve. A sterling beer, both on its own or with food.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frovigalning (2694) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2013
Sample at SBWF 2013. Light flowery smell and taste, brittish. Not very exciting but probably works better in a full glas.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4317) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2013
500 ml bottle. A light amber body with a small off-white head. Moderate in aroma, mostly caramel malt. Quite nice and fruity flavor with caramel malt, toast and moderate bitterness. Nothing fantastic, but a decent session ale.


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