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

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RATINGS: 44   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.


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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mahkus (16) - 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 (2339) - 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 (8660) - 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 (4063) - 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 (4316) - 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 (8589) - 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 (4744) - 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 (4745) - Ruhrcity, 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 (3109) - 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.


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