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


on tap

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   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 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5633) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2011
I’m always excited about new berries. Bottle by Dec 2012. Berries dominate the nose, they’re lightly sweet but with a nice smacking tartness, and they don’t squash the dank hop contribution. Fruitiness is a bit dusty with a raspberry puree/powder feel. Body is orange with a faint reddish/pinkish edge, supports a rocky beige head. Taste is much more malt-forward with a crackery main, but the berries sweep in from the flank after an ounce or two. A dry beer, with a touch of scratchiness in the mf, but yes, nice and dry with an herbal/spruce feel. Lightly tart and the body is full. I feel better for having tried this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Psytron (1949) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Smell of citrus and malt. Beige colour with cream coloured head. Visually not so nice, looks like mud. Aroma of berries, malt, a hint of wood and leaves. Sharp carbonation but diminishes quickly. Medium sour, lightly bitter. Suits this cold October evening, actually...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (2369) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle. Pours Pink to Orange. Raspberry nose. I have no clue what a Tayberry is. Familiar Williams Bros malt profile (not a bad thing ) and the fruit makes it’s appearance on the finish. Tangy. Quite good but I don’t see me having another any time soon.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
Pours pink with good carbonation. Bready yeasty lager aroma. Taste is very lagery with slight raspberry edge. Didn’t enjoy this one much

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kristall-König (2726) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2011
Hopfiger-himbeerig-süßer Geruch, würzig. Süßer Antrunk. Anschließend starker ingwerartiger Geschmack - scharf und trocken, was die Süffigkeit und den Genuß überhaupt enorm einengt. Weiterhin trockenes und fruchtiges Ende. Scharf und gewöhnungsbedürftig. Nicht mein Fall.Test vom 7.11.2009, Gebinde: Glasflasche

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Nairn.
Light pink amber, bit of haze, thin white head with a little lacing.
Aroma of berry fruits, hint of watermelon, light lager malts.
Taste of light berry fruit, some light bitter lager hops, light malt.
Thin body, medium carb. Not much of a finish, bit of fruit and light bitter hop.
Overall - I haven’t tasted a tayberry, but I got a mixture of raspberry, melon and gooseberry. The fruit flavour is quite subtle with a lager-like beer. The finish is rather dull. Quite a nice beer, would be better cask, but a bit bland. I expected more flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2011
50cl, Scottish brew, with tayberries, from Bierzwerg Greven, complex fruit brew, malty/fruity and slightly sour/bitter, balanced, clear, good head, nice brew

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5373) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2011
50cl bottle. Pours like Rose Champagne (well one of the Roses that is orangey). There is a decent head which mostly falls away. The nose has raspberry (as I’m not sure what Tayberry tastes like)and cream. The taste has some more of the tayberry, but it really is very drying, in fact, astringent. The palate has a tightness in structure and texture and a very dry finish. However, after a period, you get use to this astringency. At this point, it’s possible to think of it as being in some way similar to a fruit lambic, at least in some parts of its palate. Overall, this didn’t start well, but it grew on me to the extent that I really started to enjoy it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NordicV (1955) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2011
Orangegul med rosa nyanser från bären. Bären är boysenbär, vilket är en korsning mellan hallon och björnbär. Smaken är inte sött bärig utan snarare omogna bär, lite åt rönnbärshållet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2011
50cl bottle from the Home Brew Shop, Aldershot. Straw with a fast fading white head and some light carbonation; the fruit is immediately obvious on the aroma; but the taste is more subtle - the fruit is there but it doesn’t overpower the malts and hops; the body is rather thin and the finish is somewhat lacking, but there are some good hops in support.

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