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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 128   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1469) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2009
[500ml bottle from the brewer’s own stand, Good Food Show, Birmingham NEC] Pours peachy-gold with a large off-white head and moderate fizz. Aroma of berries and malt. At first it tastes light, fruity, refreshing and summery, before a whiff of woodiness warns you of upcoming sourness and dryness in the finish. It’s certainly interesting, but by the end of the bottle my heart wasn’t in it any more and I was quite glad to finish. Difficult one to rate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (9945) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 3, 2010
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is berries, malt, flower. Flavour is dry, sourness, berries, malt, fruit, flowers. Strange beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4608) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2009
Sampled from bottle@Cardinal, Stavanger. A fingerthick layer of beige bubbles covering a hazed, amber colored body. Inviting aroma from the berries; fresh and slightly tart with a note of lactic acids. A whiff of grainy malts in the background. Dryish, fresh berry flavor. Subdued grainy malts, sour-sweet at first, dries up towards the finish. Discreetly spiced, mildly hopped. Body is light, without being thin. Finish is acidlous fruity, dry malty and rather short. Overall, an interesting and easy drinkable fruit beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle, at Cardinal. A clear, golden beer topped by a decent, white head. Flowery, berryish nose. There’s some resemblence to lingonberry, only it feels sweeter. The flavor is much the same, slightly sour with berries and flowers. Sour, fruity finish. Medium body. A refreshing beer, even though the fruityness is a bit strange. 091106

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2009
500 ml bottle sampled@RBNAG 2009, Cardinal. Dark golden/amber body with a dense off-white head. Refreshing aroma of sour berry, fruit and cowberry jam. Flavor is refreshing fruity, light malty, a bit acid and no artificial fruit, that’s positive. Medium to light body, nice and easy drinkable. Not bad as a low alcohol and no Bret fruit beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - MAY 5, 2010
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a small lasting white head. Raspberries and blackberries in the aroma with malty notes. The flavour is also dominated by sweet raspberries and blackberries, some malt and slightly sour. Quite dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3110) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 27, 2010
Bottle: Huge creamy and off-white head. Completly opaque, pink to peach color. Aroma is very fruity with intensive notes of raspberries and other berries. FGlavor is fruity, intensive notes of berries (raspberries, black currants and blackberries) and some dryness in the end with notes of light bitter fruit peels. Very light bitter finish. Very interesting, very fruity beer. Nice notes of berries but a hint to light bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2010
0.5 l bottle from K-Supermarket Länsiväylä, Jyväskylä. Copper color. Sweet and perfumed raspberry and elderberry with some honeyish malt in the background. This is not just a sweet fruit juice, there is some depth, but still this is not my kind of beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (8629) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 17, 2010
500ml bottle (K CM, Kamppi)
Raspberry aroma. Raspberry in the palate. Raspberry taste. Finish quite raspberry. WHERE’S THE FUCKING BEER!!!!! You’re better than this, williams.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hermod (2812) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2010
50cl bottle, CM Vantaa. Poured peach color with a small white head. (nowhere near pink as it says on the bottle). Aroma is blackberries, flavor is raspberries and gooseberry. Finish is bit sour, strong gooseberry taste. Not really to my taste.


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