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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Bitter
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, - JAN 31, 2013
500ml bottle. Dark pour, foam head. Medium bitter/sweet taste, demerara sugar, roasted malts. Herbs... quite earthy.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4526) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
50cl bottle from the Home Brew Shop, Aldershot. Reddish chestnut with a loose off-white head; malty aroma; sweet favour with caramel and some earthy nuts; and a surprisingly hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swooper (1248) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2011
bottle, caramel, chocolate, red, brown foam, clear, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, very nice taste, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, nice beer full of taste very smothy

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5290) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 30, 2011
Bottle from Bierzwerg, Cologne. Pours red/amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel and some good fruity hops. Taste is fruity hops, nutty and caramelly malts. Good, easy drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 29, 2011
Bottled 500ml (BZ, BB 08/2011)
Ok, this one goes to Prince William. Nice dark amber-copper color, steady creamy beige head, lots of lace. Aroma has licorice, rye bread and caramel. Good body for this ABV. Flavor is bready, caramelly and toffeish - lots of crystal malts as bottle indicates. Finishing to light hoppyness. First time I’ve had a beer with Bobek (Styrian Goldings variation probably) hops I think. Anyhow it doesn’t give so much citrus to this brew even with Cascade. But quite likeable 4% brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2010
Cask @ Southampton Arms, Tufnell Park NW5. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Fruity malty spicy flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1413) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2010
Cask via handpump through sparkler, at the Bon Accord, Glasgow, on 22nd April 2010. Brown with pale yellow head giving some lacing. Spicy with touches of allspice, and citric hop. Some black pepper. Main kick similar to that of a good dry white wine; citric finish on a smooth, lightly textured mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2010
[500ml bottle, Tescos Edinburgh] Very pleasant nut-brown colour with a faint reddish hue, half-inch head on pouring that quickly disperses to form a thin lacing. Very soft on the palate, nice nutty malt characters leading to a sweet aftertaste with toffee flavours. Highly drinkable red ale, perfect for Autumn [17102010]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Sweet cherry, toffee malt and hay hops aroma. Clear chestnut color with small head. Sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter lemon grass hops flavor. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6137) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2010
(Cask at Southampton Arms, Kentish Town, London, 20 May 2010) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dark fruit, red berries and slightly toasty malt. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, red berries and a slightly bittersweet finish. Below medium body, sweetish. Well balanced and tasty beer.


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