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Williams Brothers Roisin (Cask)

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

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask.
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3813) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2014
Poured a hazy off golden with an off white head. Aroma of muted citrus and light malt. Light body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter. Not one of William’s better offerings.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Scopey (7446) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Cask at Guildford Arms. It pours clear deep gold with minimal head. The nose is sweet, red berry, candy and grainy notes. The taste is sweet, syrupy, sweet tayberry/raspberry action, artificial notes and candy with a sweet, cloying finish. Medium body, low carbonation and viscous, sticky mouth-feel. Very sweet, a bit flat and cloying. Yup ...not great!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (8497) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2013
Cask, half at The Malt Shovel Inn. Slightly unclear, gold-amber coloured body. Tiny head, solid lacing. Tart and sweet aromas, malt and berries. Semi-tart berries to the taste character offset by the sweetness from pale malts. Dry, sweet and tart endnotes. Thin to medium bodied. Ok fruit beer (Edinburgh 09.08.2013).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (3100) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2013
Cask on tap at Inn Deep, Glasgow - hazy yellow, thin white head, weak berry fruit aroma, intermittent lacing, berry fruits, too highly carbonated and cold, sweet

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3412) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2013
Cask @ Inn Deep. Hazy golden colour, good foamy head. Sour fruity malt aroma. Resin fruity malt flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Tasted this fruit beer at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Cloudy in appearance and not obvious pink but a lovely russet amber in colouration with very little head. Open and loose lacing. Very fruity in the aroma with overipe rasberry and bramble notes. Very refreshing mouthfeel. Initial sweet and soft summer fruit flavours in the mouth with little pale malt presence. Delicate floral hop resins slowly appear in the not too drying aftertaste, giving a very refreshing finish which would be ideal for a summer session. Never seen this ale on draught in my part of the world but I think it would be a very popular choice and we need more this type rather than the current plethora of golden ales being touted last summer. Highly recommended.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2011
On cask at The Caley. Pours a golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is a little sour with lemons, berries and yeast. Similar flavours with mild carbonation. I preferred the bottled version myself.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
On tap at Sheffield Tap, pours pinkish bronze. Aroma and flavour of tayberry - sort of raspberry and blueberry-ish. Very balanced with the perfect amount of sweetness. Great fruit beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
On tap at the Sheffield Tap. Pours a clear red/pink. Aroma of red berries and syrup. Flavour is of red berries. Quite sweet but well balanced so not overbearing. Very light, fresh and crisp. Most pleasant fruit beer I have had so far.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Bright strawberry blonde. Aroma of berry compote. Soft palate. Mixed berry jam, jammy but light. The berries are sweet but nice with a pleasant yeast character. Slightly medicinal.


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