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Williams Brothers Red (Cask)

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

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask: Regular.
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (2176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Cask at Jeremiah’s tap room. Clear amber-red pour, thick white head. Light aromas of red fruit and biscuit, slight sour note, repeated on the taste. Thin finish. Not the best.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (5912) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
Cask-conditioned at Three Judges, Glasgow 20/6/2013. Reddish-amber with a decent, off-white head. Caramel, brown sugar, red berries and a moderately bitter finish. Fine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (6998) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 13/04/13. Lightly hazed chestnut brown with reddish hues and a thin off white head. Nose carries hops, dark malt, sugars, fruits. Taste follows, darker fruit flavours, sugars, caramel. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some bitterness in the finish. Ok stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Aroma: Toffee, biscuit and earth. Subdued red fruit notes.

Appearance: Clear ruby body with a medium off-white head that holds well. No visible carbonation. Excellent carbonation.

Taste: Subtle flavour but quite complex. Bitter earth, sweet malt, cherry and plum trying to come to the fore.

Palate: Thin to medium body with a very oily mouthfeel. Light carbonation prickle.

Overall: A decent Bitter. I’d have this again.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (588) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 20, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 On tap in Dublin at the l mullingan grocer. Reŕlly nice beer. Alittle bitter at the end but not too much

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2012
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a red colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of caramel, port wine and alcohol. Similar flavours with lingering port again. A little dry with mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (569) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 1, 2012
Cask (gravity dispense) at Porterhouse Temple Bar. Deep copper red with thin crown of off white head, decent lacing. Aroma is rich malt, dark fruit, earthy hops. Taste is full of rich maltiness, red berries, dark fruit, slight earthy hop bite to finish. Very well balanced, big fan of this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (5526) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
Cask at Wandsworth Beer Festival, March 2012. It pours deep red, with a thin white head. The nose is caramel, salted pretzel, lemon and pepper. The taste is caramel, toffee, red fruit, citrus pith, lime, lemon soap, honey and pepper, with some sweetness in the finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (2444) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2012
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - pours reddish brown with virtually no head and mild fruity aroma, nice fruity taste and aftertaste, very smooth

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2012
First tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in May 2005. Cask, handpump dispense. Pale garnet red in colour with a thick off white creamy head. Slight note of pink grapefruit in the short aroma. Thin watery mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a digestive biscuit base with juicy blood orange sweetness coming through. Slight hop prickle noted in the short metallic aftertaste but fades fast. Finish is sweet and malty with caramel and orange notes present. This is a decent Scottish export in style and well recommended.


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