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

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, 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!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle, pours an apricot pink with a pink fluffy head. A light but warming malt aroma - don’t pick much berry in there. Berries and hops fill the mouth first, but then a sour and sharp palate takes over. Works quite well.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2007
Bottle. Hazy reddy gold colour. Aroma of raspberries and malt. Maybe a little toffee aswell. Malty, fruity flavour with a touch of bitterness/acidity. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
Glowing red colour, with a sweet cremola foam fizzing nose, little berry sour and sharpness, with a fruitness and touch of hop.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13214) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2007
500ml bottle from Booths. So blackberry and raspberry? Burnt orange colour. Lasting thick white head. Fruity soapy aroma, soft in mouth. More berry, pippy fruit on end, but it is soapy without doubt. It’s not exactly subtle. Lots of fruit over an undistinguished beer.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2007
Bottle, deep garnet colour, very acidic, sharp aroma, quite a tart taste but rather subdued, could be better

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10124) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
Thank you Jan (Drillings in Nibe) for this nice present! Dark, copper-red color and a slightly pink head. Both the aroma and the flavour has notes of raspberry and blackberry, and it has a nice acidity from the berries and a light sweetness. 1931

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 1, 2007
Bottle. Deep red colour, generic hoppy nose, intertwined with a hint of berry. Mouth is much more berryish, raspberry, blackberry and perhaps some floral elderberry taste. It lies slightly bitter on the palate, with a certain tannin from the berry. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3856) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2007
Bottle.I dont usually like fruit beers but this was very pleasant. Reddish in colour with a fruitiness that is active without taking over.Rasberry dominates. Left lots of lacing and a pleasing aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2007
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BB Feb 08). Orangey amber colour. Fruit not initially pronounced on nose - noticeably grassy floral hops. Lightly tart raspberry flavours grow in the mouth and work quite well with the hops. Very little bitterness and indistinct malt leaves this with a short poor finish which is slightly metallic and highlights the artificial carbonation on the next sip. Could be better and suprisingly its not the fruit that lets it down.


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