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


on tap

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RATINGS: 128   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jamestulloch (1044) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2012
Aroma: Grainy with some summer notes.

Appearance: Pink/amber body with a flimsy white head that quickly fades. Lively carbonation. Very little lacing.

Taste: Quite a grainy, sour flavour, but the berry sweetness add a little more interest. Doesn’t seem very well balanced - the bitter, grainy flavour clashes with the fruit sweetness.

Palate: Light body with a thin, watery mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

Overall: An interesting idea, but I don’t think it quite works.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Holmen1 (1984) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Holmen2 (409) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tfredvik (941) - 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]

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3289) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (2489) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
500 ml bottle from Vaaland rated at home. Hazy, sparkling golden body with a small off-white head. Raspberries, fruits and faint malt notes on the nose. Fruity yeasty sourish bitter. Medium body. Light astringent. Bitter on the back of the tongue. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Arve_Christian (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
Backlog nov/dec 2010, on bottle from Centra at Majorstuen. Reddish color, ok foam. Fruty aromas. Light/medium body & complexity. Not my kind of beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WeissGary (276) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2012
On bottle at the Art Bar, Dundee, Scotland... was a must try as the berries are from the area and I love this brewery. Found it to be quite a near pale, light and watery beer however the berries were good. It isn’t quite to my palate and is a bit too light for my liking however it wasn’t a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nilz (345) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours an opalescent pinkish amber colour and a pale head. Strong aroma of raspberry which continues into the flavour yet not that sweet so pleasant and refreshing hop finish.

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