Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Fruit Beer
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Bottle: Filtered
Beer containing tayberry juice. The tayberry is a hybrid of a raspberry and a blackberry, named after the Tay valley region of Scotland. Roisin is pronounced Rosheen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8701) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2007
Bottle courtesy of my dad (and Booths) Poured pinkish and with some head that quickly vanished. Aroma sweet berries. Taste sweeter than I expected but the berries were still very evident, no real bitterness to speak of but fruity and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3912) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Golden rose’ colored, some white head, dissipating. A better aroma than flavor--the berry aroma is gentle and attractive, however the flavor is more dominated by a grassy bitterness that doesn’t do much for me. The palate is stinging with carbonation and that bitterness; the beer itself is rather dry. I wish this had been a complete hit. Bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2007
Golden colored, no head. Aroma is interesting with dominating raspberries, still some perfumy tones there. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is more sour with raspberries and some dry touch, aftertaste dries even more. Hops balance this beer nicely in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2007
Bottled (thanks GarethYoung). Golden colour, small white head. Lots of raspberry and other berries, a lot of brierhip. Flavour is ainly bitter dry hops and sour fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7882) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2007
Clear, spritzy and pinkish with a creamy head of froth. Cut grass and stemmy raspberry in the snout. Enough hop bite and biscuity malt to steer it well away from alcopop territory. The sharpness of the berries is quite well-integrated, but pronounced enough to be refreshing. Spoilt by a nasty departing note of shampoo bitterness. Intriguing, but not wholly convincing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21889) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2007
Bottled. Clear golden, creamy head. Rosebud aroma. Sweet and fruity, medium bodied. Sort of a dortmunder with undefined fruits added - perhaps raspberry and rosebud. Low-medium bitterness. Peculiar,. but I find it interesting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2007
Dark honey golden yellow color (some pink there), not much head. Butterscotch in the nose with unclean grainy, berry-like aroma. Harsh rasberry flavor. Quite simple, like some Belgain low alco rasberry fruit beers. Nothing really special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2007
(Bottled) Hazy pink with no head. Diluted raspberry aroma. Acidic berry flavor. Pretty light and diluted overall, plus unbearably acidic. Not good, but then again, my tastebuds are pretty dead and the bottle has stood on the table for a few hours...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Bottle, Odd Bins, Summertown. Slighty rosy copper. Not "pink" as the label suggests. Lots of white head that settles into a small but persistant skim. Dusky bread aroma, a bit of berry, but man it is faint. A fruity yeast strain would give more than the stingy whiff here. Grassy flavor, very light berry sweetness, a bit of lingering pithy hops. I can see how this could be something nice from the cask, still full of bright yeast character. As is, palatable, but not particularly noteworthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (8795) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2007
Off-white, quite stable medium head, looking solid. Well-carbonated, light amber clear beer with a reddish(?) shine. Fruity, slightly sourish nose with aroma’s of dusty, slightly sulphury & cheesy hops. The fruit aroma reminds me of gooseberry at best, but the hops are distinctive. I do know Tayberries quite well, but this doesn’t ring a bell. Ever so slightly sourish, faint fruity flavour, and a brief, but unmistakable surge of hops. Palate is more MF than taste: vaguely fruity and well-carbonated. Light body, and drops a bit dead despite all the CO². First of the Williams Bros.’ beer that disappoints me rather. 2 serious hints for Messr. Williams: use whole fruit next time - and a LOT of it (brambles don’t work very well in lambic neither), and 2), bottle-condition!

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