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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Bitter
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A classic Red Ale; brewed with large amounts of crystal malts,which give the beer a warm, red colour. Lots of late whole hops- Cascade and Bobek-add a lovely citrusy, hoppy aroma. Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Malted Wheat,Hops, Yeast. Contains Gluten

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3.6
AshtonMcCobb (6913) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2013
50cl bottle in Lebowskis. Pours a lovely amber colour with a reasonable head. The nose has some biscuit aroma as well as a little lemon zest coming through. The taste is very similar and although a light beer the citrus and the biscuits really is in harmony. The palate is light to medium in body with a nice refreshing finish. I really like this as a session ale. Very balanced.

3.1
BlackHaddock (7683) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
500ml Bottle: poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 1 Mar 2013. BBD of May 2013. Being a Scottish Red Ale: it has, as you’d expect a red hue to its colour, although ’dirty dish water brown’ might actually be a better discription in this instance. My beer had a cloudy disposition as well. The head looked good though, off-white foam blanket of a good thickness (Tog 3). Sweet nose of toffee apples with a floral overtone: this carries on into the taste, caramel notes up the sweetness but luckily some hop bitterness calms it down somewhat, but it is still a sweet tasting brew. Red berries in the mix too: I quite liked it actually. Different and interesting: might be too sweet for some. Pity about the misty look, otherwise I’d be scoring a bit higher.

3
Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2013
Nice clear, ruby red, short thin head, bit lacing. Strong aroma of caramel malting, bread. Good aroma but bit one-sided. Dry, slightly bitter, bit woody, thin..almost watery, average carbonation, dry malty finish quite long. Too watery for my taste, tough flavor is not bad.

3.6
mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Pours a polished chestnut colour with a thin white head, some large bubbles. Not too much in the aroma stakes. Taste of berries and nuts. Quite malty. Thin palate with slight fizziness. Finishes off nutty with a hint of seed bread, toast. Stays fresh to the end with quite a bit of lacing in the glass. Not my first choice from this brewer but one I would try again.

3.4
zimbo (971) - SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Hoppy without the red ale shrilling sweetness in the middle so typical of this style. Longish firm bitterness. Other newer beers may do this better now but this is one of the first UK beers of its type. Some citric hoppiness finished by some long dominant bitterness. Pretty good reallly.

2.9
unstablefable (232) - SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Pours red dark chestnut, aroma is small cascade bit musky, slightly floral, taste is malty, slight American hops bitter aftertaste. Quite refreshing

3
foxo82 (927) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle at DanielBrown’s condo. Dark chestnut brown headless ale with a spiced, lightly hoppy aroma and bitter taste. Decent length finish. Perhaps lacking depth of flavour.

3.3
asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
[on cask in Edinburgh] Weak, biscuity malt aroma with a slightly musty character and orange and dried fruit accents. Somewhat nutty. Clear chestnut appearance under a thin sheet. Fairly nutty toffee flavour up front followed by some fresh and dried fruit and then a bit of juniper and a complex mix of other spices. Medium body, low carbonation, nutty and slightly bitter finish.

3.3
Sarpa (1649) - FINLAND - DEC 5, 2012
bottle 50cl @ ration. pours clear copper, white head.malty toffee, caramel aroma. sweet, malty flavor.

3.4
ration (2263) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2012
051212. Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a nice head. Aroma crystal malts, caramel. Nice sweet taste. Medium low palate. Not Bad.


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