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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (5755) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 07.05.2010
Aroma has raspberries, some grainy malt and hints of hay. Flavour is slightly sweet with raspberry juice, some grain, hay and hints of toffee. Surprisingly balanced and good, I was expecting a sweet berry overdose.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2930) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2012
500ml bottle from Sainsburys, Prestwick - clear golden amber, foamy off-white head, strong berry fruit aroma and flavour, carbonation on the high side, minimal lacing, sweet, nice refreshing drink

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stuartyboy (672) - SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Best served chilled this beer has a very sweet fruity aroma and flavour with strong taste of raspberry very pleasant if you like fruit beers

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbier (3616) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle, from Beverley Garden Centre. Gold with hints of pink, thin shortlived fizzle of white head and gentle condition. Gentle sharp fruity berry notes in the nose with a slight mouldy eartiness, quite soft in the mouth with a gentle raspberry note that has some sweetness dveloping and a touch of honey, short finish with a brief raspberry note to start and meting into a malty sweetness at the end

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (1449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2014 Pink/amber body with a flimsy white head that quickly fades. Lively carbonation. Very little lacing. Aroma of grain and berries. Flavour of slightly sour grain, but the berry sweetness add a little more interest. Light body with a thin, watery mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. A simple beer with a subtle berry addition.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Holmen1 (2550) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff: 4,25 "golden ale" - ikke mye golden her, mer som bringebærbrus. Tayberry er visstnok en mellomting mellom bringebær og bjørnebær. Hadde foretrukket det som ren tayberry saft og ikke som tilsetning til en tynn øl.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Holmen2 (1016) - NORWAY - SEP 3, 2012
Golden, slightly unclear. Aroma of raspberry soda. How can anything be that nouseously sour and unrefreshingly bitter at the same time, while still raspberry sweet! Yak!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tfredvik (1150) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2012
Ever so slightly hazy orange body with a fizzy white head that vanishes completely very fast, but still manages to leave some lacing. Quite faint malty and fruity aroma: caramel and overripe raspberries and strawberries. Light sweet, light acidic and light bitter taste. Faint fruity flavours with a malty caramel backbone. Decent dry mouthfeel. A bit boring, but not with many serious flaws.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 months after BB date, from Jacobs på Holtet, Oslo]

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ozzak (43) - BERGEN, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2012
500 ml bottle, bought at Vaaland, Bryne. Amber to red hue, with white, frothy foam that settles quickly. The aroma is raspberries and malt, and some earthy basement aromas that rather remind me of too old lager or spoilt bread. Verging on unpleasant. Sweet taste. A bit thin. Not quite sure what to make of this.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3341) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Salmon-amber with light creme head. Fresh, juicy berry nose that veers towards raspberry, yet has more dark nuances to it. The hops and berries mixture does not come together as well as I would hope. Hops are a tad skunked. It has potential--perhaps a fresher version would shine. The berry character is enjoyable and the body has just the right weight to it.


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