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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Included in Sainsbury’s Great Gritish Beer Hunt 2013
A warm Golden ale craft brewed with a blend of choice malts and hops to which we add a prepared infusion of honey and whole cone hops. The delicate sweet honey notes balance beautifully with the lemon and gooseberry aromas of our Cascade and Nelson Sauvin hops.


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CJGrip (19) - Greater London, - SEP 20, 2013
Light crisp, golden in colour. Tastes fairly hoppy with the hint of honey. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4277) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle. Golden beer with a strong head. The aroma is mildly hopped, and the flavour is dry and bitter with some yeastiness. Overall a nice bitter golden ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2014
(bottle) Clear, golden colour with a blond mid-sized foamy head. Fruity and flowery hoppy aroma with notes of cara-malt and a distinctive touch of honey. Moderately sweet flavour, quite light bodied with a soft carbonation. Slim, honey-ish malty base with a tinge of biscuits and a mildly fruity and flowery hoppy background; sweet malty and restrained bitter finish with hints of honey and subtle fruity notes. Slim but okay and refreshing. 27.X.14

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4463) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2014
A nice and balanced one which I expected to be artificial at first. No way, this one is classy with some straw, some nice hops and grass in the aroma. Just some hints of honey towards the end. Well, it does not only look nice it offers way better things the taste than the beer upfront could promise.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (4463) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer pours out in a deep golden colour with steady head and medium body. Aroma hops and mild fruits. Taste of mild, but intense hops, cake, barley, light malt, light honey and fresh fruits. Quaffable and easy to drink. Enjoyed it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Bottled 10/09/14. A blonde beer with a white head and lace. No honey at first but it does kick in after a while and becomes a bit harsh. The beer behind is lightly hoppy. Certainly not a Cascade/Nelson hop bomb. It has a mark of Williams quality but the honey is not my thing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - golden amber with a nice head. Nose - honey and cereal. Taste - honey nut cornflakes. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - not as sweet as the nose suggested it would be. Quite pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (984) - SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2014
500ml Bottle from Aldi:
Sweet with honey, lemon & citrus plus a few subdued hops & straw. There is some spice & a few fruits too.
Clear & light golden with hints of amber & a 1cm tall head with good retention. The head is white & creamy with a little lacing on the sides.
Light, almost grassy hops &e straw with a honey sweetness. There was good citrus & lemon backed up by some good fruits as well as a pleasantly bitter taste that stops the beer from seeming overly sweet.
Medium & smooth with a creamy feel and medium to high carbonation. This one has quite a nice mouthfeel and the balance is pretty good as well.

I was scared this would be overly sweet or sickening but the honey thankfully wasn’t as strong as I’d feared. Pleasantly sweet but the bitterness towards the end and in the aftertaste helped to balance things out and keep things interesting. An enjoyable beer.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrJamesMcEwan (54) - SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear, pale golden, with a thick white head that quickly thins. Light bodied, high carbonation, very fine bubbles. Aroma is ok, straw, lemon & watermelon. Taste is of hops, medium bitter, lemon & gooseberries. Very little honey. Finish is pepper, bitter & dry. Close to a larger.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2035) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys, Watford. Poured a hazy yellow, with a halo of white head. Aroma of honey, peaches and grain. Initial flavours of straw, apricot and brown sugar. Finish was hay, grass and honeycomb.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (2463) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle from Sainsbury’s Heaton, Newcastle. This is a very pale golden beer with honey, toffee and malty flavours, woody notes and a sweet floral and sugary finish.


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