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

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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Bottle: Filtered.
7 Giraffes combines an electric blend of 7 varieties of malted barley with fresh cone hops from around the world, wild elderflowers and lemon zest to create a refreshing, aromatic and moreish beer. Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Malted Wheat, Hops, Elderflower, Lemon Zest, Yeast.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
Bottle at Brogatan, Malmø. Clear golden - white head. Hoppy aroma. Grass, pine, elderflowers, fruity, toasted, freshness, light malty. Nice - Pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle @ Peckham’s Beer Festival. Amber colour. Aroma is hoppy and malty. Taste of cdaramel malts, bread, citrus hops. Nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14049) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle. A clear, golden beer with a small, white head. Citrusy, piney and fruity nose with malty, bready aromas. Some peaches in syrup too. Nice hoppy flavors and a fine bready maltyness and caramel. Some flowers too maybe? Medium to full body. The finish is on the hoppy side with citrus-peel and bitterness. A quenching and easy drinkable beer, but nothing outstanding. (090430)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 30, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are elderflower, malt, hops and citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3604) - Sabro, DENMARK - APR 30, 2009
Bottle. Clear godlen colour with a medium white head. Aroma and taste of malts, fruits, citrous and elder. Nice fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Honey and citrus notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Good and well-balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2009
Bottle from Tescos at Brooklands, Surrey. Golden pour with a medium white head. Hoppy and dry with hints of grapefruit and lemon. Very crisp and fresh and great to drink on a warm spring afternoon such as today. Similar to a weaker American IPA. Easy to drink beer from Scotland.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 17, 2009
0.5 l bottle from Old Brick’s Inn, Jyväskylä. Copper color with small head. Sweetish aroma with perfumed, fruity, lemony and grassy hops. Hoppy flavor with lemon and tropical fruits, medium to firm bitterness as well as some underlying malt and caramel. Tastes like an american pale ale to me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2009
Bottle from Royal Mile Whiskies, Holborn. Strong elderflower flavour, refreshing, a springtime-int-the-shade beer. But it is a bit too perfumed, there are hops and malt in there trying to get out without succeeding. The elderflowers make a blanket over everything. Dark head, fine lacing.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2009
Golden and poured with a medium head.Quite sophisticated hoppiness that lingers well. Well balanced with a slight bitterness.Another excellent bottled beer from this consistently good brewery.


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