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


on tap

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (2025) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5720) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4804) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzzler67 (1643) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2009
16.9 oz bottle courtesy of an area distributor who may have been considering carrying this in th U.S. Has a slightly hazed, deep amber appearance with an average size white head and a fair amount of lacing. Fruity aroma dominated by berries, with a sweet malt accent. Tart, slightly sour, grainy, modestly hopped taste. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Short lived finish with a peppery/spicy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
larsga (7102) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2009
Medium offwhite head. Pale coppery body. Malty strawy raspberry aroma, very harmonic, with milky notes. Sweetish watery earthy raspberry taste with strawy notes. Harmonic. Mid-bodied. Mild, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish metallic raspberry aftertaste with roasty notes. Harmonic, but too watery. The raspberry is not properly integrated, and I don’t like the aftertaste. (0.5l bottle, Centra, Oslo.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2009
50 cl bottle at home, bought at Vaaland, Bryne. Light amber clear color, with a hint of reddish, moderate and disappering white head. Aroma is berries and grainy malt. Flavor is berries and malt, nice sweetness, fine bitterness; I guess it comes both from the berries and hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rune (10649) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2009
500ml bottle from Centra Colosseum Park, Oslo. Tiny, white head over a clear, golden-amber body. Ginger-like berries to the nose. Taste of tart berries and a rounded ginger touch added by earthy malts. Refreshing and drinkable, but has got some impression of a soft drink (room 813, Hotel Munch 17.11.2009).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (9151) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2009
(bottle) Clear, golden colour with a blond and short foamy head. Fruit-accented and quite sour nose with notes of cassis and raspberry. Bitter and slightly sourish tart flavour, light bodied with a crispy mouthfeel. Mild (cara-)malty base on the one side with present acidic fruity accents which turn abruptly into a dry, bitter-tart and fairly hoppy finish. Works for me. 06.XI.09

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gunnar (7508) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a small white head. Sweet fruity aroma reminds me of "Julebrus" soft drink as sweet as *¨^>. Taste is sour/sweet, ends rather quick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nisse666 (5891) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2009 Pink/brown in colour with a qickly disappearing head. Smell: fruitiness Taste: wild strawberry soda (a soft drink in Sweden), grapefruit, sweet but a bit sour! It’s nice with fruity beers, this one didn’t really carry out the tayberry flavor. I guess that more chilled and in the summer is the best combination. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-05-2009

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