RoyceH (1189) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
johndoughty (3549) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
jonas (5276) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Amber, foamy off-white head.
Artificial wooden berry nose.
Metallic base, a few berries and herbs.
Ungstrup (27765) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2006
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
An amber beer with an orange head. The aroma very powerful with notes of berries - reminds me of raspberries - but really are tayberries. The flavor is sweet with a cloying artificial berry note, leading to a dry bitter end. If this is what tayberries tastes like, I don’t like them, but since I both like raspberries and blackberries, I’d like to try tayberries fresh and not put in my beer.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A dark orange almost blood orange coloured beer with no head. The aroma is fruity, and probably smells like a tayberry, although I’ve never seen or smelt a tayberry so cannot be too sure. The taste is also fruity. Quite grassy and the base beer doesn’t strike me as very exciting or capable or holding decent fruit very well. A tad farty malty. Drinkable and the fruit is interesting, but Williams do a lot better with other beers.
RichardGretton (4119) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Reddish amber beer with a light head. The aroma is light and mainly floral and dry, and the flavour is very dry, watery with a strong element of unrippen fruit. Overall an OK drink.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Not bad i thought. Quite well balanced, with some lightly sour/bitter fruit, which tends to have more raspberry character than blackberry. Some light nuttyness from the malt. Not huge on body and flavour, but it is very refreshing and quite pleasant to drink.
leaparsons (7504) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Ribena in appearance with a white head. Aromas are light berries with a nice mellow fruitiness. Flavours are sweet and gentle berries with some bitterness on the finish. Quite thin in character but refreshing.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle from The Three Judges] Lots of berry fruit in the aroma, raspberry and blackberry as mentioned, caramel malt, some toffee notes. Medium body, more fruit on the palate, sweet and a little dry. Probably on the sweet side for me, but the fruit aromas are pretty fresh and the beer is not as one dimentional and dull as I expected, not bad.