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Williams Brothers Summer Sun

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Formerly brewed at Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden in colour with a dry, crisp flavour and sweet, hoppy aroma, ’Summer Sun’ is designed to slake the thirst of all you folk in need of well earned refreshment. Drink chilled with friends!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
liinis (1496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2011
Super good hoppy fresh crispy and lovely. Enjoying the last rays of the end of the summer 2010

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
POLK (1944) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
Clear golden with a very good white head. Good beer, despite its low alcohol has still lots of flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ingevara (768) - SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2010
Pale yellow. Average head. dry flavor with a sturdy hoppyness that dominates the impression. A real thirstkiller. I can’t find much sweetness in this one, but a lot of charachter. Very good - but with a potential of improving.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2010
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear deep golden, large white head. Earthy haysish malt aroma with spicy, herbal, and grassy hops. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation. Dry with a firm lingering bitterness. A very good thirst quencher.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ljunkan (530) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2010
Golden color with a big, fluffy whit head which leaves quite a lot of lacing on the glass. Aroma is hoppy, but in a British way: flowers, perfume and some notes of apricot (maybe esters from the fermentation). There’s grassy notes, hay, cookies and tiny bit of caramel. Flavour is fruity, with clear notes of apricot marmelade or so, but there’s also flowers, perfume and cookie malt. Finishes bitter and somewhat dry and refreshing. Average carbonation. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4028) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Fruity nose. Flavour contains a well mix of caramel, citrus and mild fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (3776) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2010
Bottle, 2010-05-05, Göteborg AR: american hoppiness, ftuity (apricots, mandarin) and some danish marzipan AP: honey yellow, 2 cm high froaty white head F: hoppy, long bitterness, a bit dry, a nice summer beverage

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frovigalning (2694) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2010
Appearance: 3/5 Clear golden liquid with a small white head that left an even layer of foam on the side of the glass. Smell: 7/10 Malt, hops, citrus and grass. Taste: 7/10 Grassy hops, citrsu, malt and hay. Mouthfeel: 4/5 Slightly thicker then average body and medium smooth with just a bit of harshness. Comment: Very nice. This is the kind of beer you could drink pints of. Very easy to drink and even though it has a fairly low ABV it still has allot of flavour. I would have expected it to have a watery light body and little to no flavour. But it has both plenty of hop aroma (not even close to a hoppy IPA though) and an enjoyable bitterness. If I where to sum up the flavour of this beer I would say it tastes like summer. I believe this is when it should be enjoyed, on a hot summer day. It’s a great thirst quencher but it also works well with food. I had it with some pizza sandwiches that came steaming straight out of the oven and it was a great match. I can imagine this beer would work well with most of the ordinary pub food, burgers and such.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle. Golden, offwhite head. Fresh perfume aroma, malty with toffee notes, and some cream. Malty toffee flavor with hoppy perfume. Decent bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (3898) - SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2010
Pours clear golden-amber with a fluffy off white head leaving nice lacing on the glass. Sweet honey, heather, hops and malts aroma. Crisp, sweet, hoppy flavour with tones of fruits and malts. Acidy sweet and fruity on palate. Finishes first fruity sweet turning to bitter tart hoppy aftertaste.


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