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Williams Brothers Seven Giraffes (Cask)

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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: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Cask.

There is a separate entry for the bottled version of this beer


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (2897) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 07092012. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Bitterness, fruits and malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1389) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) on the 6th February 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Floral hops and sweet barley sugar sticks in the pleasant aroma. Thin and resiny mouthfeel with good lacing throughout. Mixed malts gives a complex range of flavours with shortbread base mixed with sweet golden syrup and tart gooseberry fruit in the mouth. Floral hop resins add a delicate aromatic resiny aftertaste which compliments the malt well. Finish is malty with sweet tangerine notes present in the palate. This is a cracking and quirky ESB, well recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3592) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Cask at The White Lady, JDW, Edinburgh. Pours clear golden yellow, good white head. Massive tropical fruit aromas - mmm! Lots of citrus going on, some light malt if you look for it. Taste is gentle hop bite, more light bread malt and tropical fruit. Really enjoyed this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (617) - Wrocław, POLAND - AUG 18, 2013
17th IBBF - tap golden, clear, small white foam; fruity, citrus aroma, some pine; medium(+) bitterness, light sweetness; oily feel, rather soft carboantion, medium(-) body. quite long bitter, dry finish; Overall: very refreshing, highly drinkable, good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geophagus (244) - Lubin, POLAND - AUG 4, 2013
(Cask at 17th IBBF, sample) Golden, clear color. Oily texture, low carboantion, medium body. Aroma: Fruity, strong hoppy, crisp and pleasant, pine and citrus. Taste: Medium bitterness, hoppy, citrus, pine. Pleasant, bitter, medium long finish, dry aftertaste. Very refreshing beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3223) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Draught @ BBF13. Pours slightly hazy straw with small white head. Clear aroma of hops, grass and citrus. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of flowers, grass and citrus. Bitter, slightly acidic finish. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13662) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Cask, 5,1% at BBF13. Good flowery hop aroma, quite powerful. Hazy golden colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour is like the aroma, fruity and flowery, grassy, piney, and a little sweet. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (2568) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2013
Cask at BBF2013. Clean gold with a frothy head. Aroma is fruity malt. Flavour is grass and citrus, bitter hop, quite fruity with a long bitter palate.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sockamania (43) - - JUL 17, 2013
Some nice fruity aftertastes but not a very impressive beer. Quite thin on taste and not much going on.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2123) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 4, 2013
Cask @ Standing Order, Edinburgh [210213]
Golden, clear, thin white head, some lacing
Aroma of soft zesty hops, some lemon, light pale malts
Taste of soft zesty hops, lemon, some soft grassy hop, sweet pale malts which cramp the hop flavour somewhat and a touch of sweet caramel in the background
Palate - medium body, oily texture, mainly sweet palate, zesty hop bitterness somewhat masked by the sweet pale malts. Finish as main flavour, soft bitter hops, bit more grassy and sweet pale malt linger.
Overall - It’s fine but I’d prefer a bit less sweetness in the pale malt background


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