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Brewed by Ayr Brewing Company
Style: English Strong Ale
Ayr, Scotland

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Doctor Hornbook is brewed using the finest Maris otter and wheat malts with American hops and coriander to produce this stunning blonde wheat beer.

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3.6
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2012
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a golden colour with a barley wine style aroma of caramel, candy sugar, pine and alcohol. Similar flavours with alcohol fairly present . Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Definitely made me think of a barley wine more than a stout.

3.6
JohnRMurdoch (4914) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2012
750ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Golden yellow colour, big foamy head. Cereal biscuit & tropical fruit aroma. flowery biscuit citrus flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Not sure about the "blonde stout" or English Strong Ale classification. It is more like a Belgian Blonde. Nonetheless it is still a good beer.

3.6
jamestulloch (4147) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear golden/amber body with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of honey, dried fruit and barley sugar. Flavour of sweet malts, stewed pear and caramel. Thin to medium body with a light, oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Sweet and well balanced.

3.5
fonefan (49517) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2012

Bottle 750ml. w. swing top.

[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear medium orange colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, flowers, moderate to light light heavy yeasty, fruity, coriander notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity, flowers, belgium yeast, spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120812]

3.4
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2012
[email protected] Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, citrusy, pleasant stuff. Flavour is fruity, floral, citrusy and quite dry notes. Pleasant citrusy aftertaste.

3.4
jackl (8201) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Gold with a small head. The nose is toasted grain, some brown bread. Trail mix. Dark fruits and honey. The taste is honeyed red apple skin. Chewy malts. Apple pie filling. A bit of cinnamon and general spice. Slightly hot finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, OK.

3.3
Scopey (14945) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle, shared at Bruce’s. It pours golden with a small white head. The nose is herbal, light spice, earth, wheat, honey, toast and light dough. The taste is caramel, honey, earth, caramel, light alcohol, icing sugar, toast, hay, faint pithy citrus and herbal notes with a sweetish finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Hides abv pretty well. Smooth, well rounded. Not bad.

3.1
madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
21st May 2013
’Paul takes a brown shower’ tasting at Bruce’s pad. And thanks to Paul for this one. Light haze on this gold beer, tiny white head. Has the nose of a Belgian golden. Smooth palate, dry with fine carbonation. The Belgian Gold feel carries on with some spice in the strong pale malt. Trace of citrus. Semi dry finish with a trace of citrus.

3.1
omhper (25243) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
Bottled. Almost clear golden with rich coarse head. Citric orangey nose. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Fruity with notes of butter, dough, yeast and tangerine. Salty bitter finish.

3.1
tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in September 2013. Cask, Gravity dispense. Clear gold in colour with a thin white head. Malt notes in the short aroma with hints of sweet golden syrup. Thin almost resiny mouthfeel. Poor dispersed lacing. Pale malt base gives a juicy wine gum fruit flavour, full in the cheeks with notes of pineapple, satsuma and barley sugar. Dusty and floral taste to the hop resins give a spicy herbal note in the short aftertaste. Sweet malt comes back with warming golden syrup notes to the malty finish. A Strong Pale Ale in true Scottish tradition with sweet pale malt to the fore, reminded me slightly of the old Lorimar & Clark Strong Ale for those who can remember blasts from the past!


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