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

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
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.


CJGrip's rating

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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (937) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 9, 2015
Soft caramel/wild honey taste with light aromatic hoppy bitter ending and aftertaste. Very well balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (761) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle - deep golden with a crisp white bubbly head. Aroma of heather and flowers. Taste of grass, caramel, dirt and heather. Medium body, high carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackradioboy (113) - SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
I had a bottle of Honey Thief last year which I enjoyed, but this one didn't seem to hit the mark in the same way. Kind of flat and dull. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mahkus (79) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Light golden colour. Some honey aroma and taste. Not much else. Not offensive but not really interesting either.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kristall-König (2498) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2015
Geruch süß, Honig, Zitrus, Getreide. Startet süß, getreidig. Mitte honigartig, süß. Abgang bedeckt getreidig, Honig, helles Malz. Ok.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (10970) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2014
Klares dunkel goldgelbes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch trocken fruchtig, malzig, etwas süß. Geschmack süß malzig, Honig, würzig, süß malziger Abgang!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours pale yellow, taste is light, fruity, sweet, nice honey.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4434) - 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 (8726) - looking for a flat around Munich, 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 (5839) - 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.


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