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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: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2009
A 0.5L bottle tasted at Pikkulintu. Fruity nose. Pale head. Golden yellow colour. Fruity fresh wellhopped taste. Some hints of orange and grapefruit in the taste. Slightly peach in the nose.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (4584) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2009
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-03-12) Amber and hazy. Small white head. Malty aroma. Full bodied and dry palate with very little carbonation. Malts, saltiness, light bitterness, bread and vegetables in taste. Malty aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty (5242) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2009
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 500ml Bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) - Amber in colour. Hoppy aroma with some grapefruit notes. Hoppy taste with some grapefruit notes featuring again. It is hoppy but reasonably well balanced. Enjoyable. 3.5 Update - 2013. Very refreshing, with lemon, orange peel and elderflower standing out. Really enjoyable. 3.8

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2009
Bottled (BBE 06/2010). Pale amber color, small, mostly vanishing white head. Nutty hoppy, a bit toffeish nose. Hard mouthfeel. Woody malty flavor, underlying diacetylic notes. Boring and watery brew. More an pale ale/bitter than an ESB. Beer’s recipe is more exciting in theory than in practise.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle from Tesco Southport, pours a pale orange, good head with nice lacing on the glass, aroma of fruits which leads onto a very subtle tangerine flavours in the mouth mixed in with an almost grassy taste, finishes with some citrus

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2009
(Bottled) Slightly hazy golden with a small, big-bubbly and mostly fading head. Aroma of caramely, pale malt and some lemony-aromatic hops. Flowery-aromatic-hoppy flavor with caramely and pale malts, some hop bitterness, vegetably diacetyl, and a slightly sour, soapy finish. Light to medium body with lowish carbonation. In a way this is interesting, but overall really not that pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2009
500ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Pale orange, almost no head. Sweet fruity aroma, light malts too. Quite crisp, but also a touch watery. Some woolly socks - very nice and complex. Lovely tangy finish Very easy drinker, crisp and hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4526) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2009
500ml bottle from Tesco, Andover. Bright copper with a thin cream head and light carbonation; fragrant toffee aroma; full chewy malt flavours - very pleasant, not too sweet; and a clean finish. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2009
500ml bottle from Tesco, Byfleet. Attractive looking completely clear copper colour. Thin off white head, that lasts. but throws little lacing. Elderflower hoppy aroma, really is very hedgerow and rather pleasing. It’s got some fullness in the mouth, some dryness, some definite lemon zesty peel and a bit more elderflower. Really quite stinging in the finish. Pleasant? Yes, a good strong bitter with some lovely elderflower overtones. Would love to try this on cask and get the full effect. The filtering has neutered the malts somewhat and given it that metallic carbonation. Still a decent and flavoursome beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2008
Bottled version, Amber coloured beer with some light carbonation and a small off-white head. Roasted malty fruity aroma with a full palate. FInish is malty bitter, with a longer dry bitter touch. Nice one.


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