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

bottled
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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


Finwe's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finwe (412) - Grankulla, - DEC 11, 2012
500ml bottle @ Geronimo, Tapiola. Pours reddish amber with a small off-white heat. Malty aroma with some berries. Fruity, malty flavour with a hint of hoppy bitterness. Pretty decent red ale.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dervock (430) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle - pours dark ruby with a diminishing off white head. It’s of sweet malt, cereal, light fruit, grassy and malt aromas you’d get in the mash. Taste is sweet up front which lingers for a long time before the dry finish comes in from the top of the mouth, the whole thing lasts for ages. Carbonation is low and the mouthfeel is sooth and silky.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Derbeth (261) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Reddish brown colour, nice head with good lacing. Aroma is initially of resin, then more floral, with nice sweet malty backbone. Light bitterness, does not dominate the beer, but seems just enough. Medium body, lively carbonation. Very good!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
peponi (250) - POLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Aroma: citrus and resin, some herbs. Appearance: nice claret color, huge beige head. Taste: medium bitterness (pine and herbs), roasted dark malts, fruits, amazingly balanced and highly drinkable, quite dry. Palate: medium body and medium carobnation, nice bitter finish. Overall: My winner. The best red ale I’ve ever tasted. That’s what I wanted.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
Backlog. Dominated by caramel with some citrus, pine, black tea and dried fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (919) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with 2 finger thick beige head. Aroma: Bready malt, resinous, pine, musky, citrus. Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitterness and sourness with a slight saltiness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, low/average carbonation, lingering fruity citrus, malty finish. Comments: Good and glass lace.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1454) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Pours a clear orange brown color with a tight, dense light brown head. The smell is caramel, fruit, citrus and licorice. The taste matches the smell but in a more subdues way ending a bit bitter and quite dry. Light in body with crisp carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6773) - 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 (1473) - 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 (1680) - 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.


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