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

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RATINGS: 130   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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rosenbergh (6491) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2010
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Clear pale golden colour with frothy white head. Grainy malty aroma with sweet candy berry notes. Flavour is grainy malty, sweet and little bit of sourness and hints of hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3171) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle from The Cave. Dry red berry fruit aroma and flavour. Clear golden colour. Nice fruit beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miksu (4938) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hermod (3005) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3274) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (8997) - 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.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10201) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13108) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1521) - 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.


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