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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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerman33190 (89) - - JUN 13, 2014
Refreshingly hoppy aroma. Taste is like a traditional best bitter, no more, no less. Thin palate, medium carbo’. Ok beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zarrach76 (212) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 13, 2017
Un Bitter Ecossais ? Why not... Sachant que la brasserie la décrit comme étant une Red Ale maltée au Crystal et houblonnée au Cascade et au Bobek. Couleur rousse/ambrée avec de beaux reflets rubis et petite mousse blanc cassée. Nez effectivement bien malté, rond, sur la mélasse, le sirop d’érable, le caramel, avec des notes de pruneau, de raisin sec, de cassis, de mûre, de fraise et de pêche de vigne... Au delà, des notes houblonnées florales plutôt convaincantes. En bouche, texture sur l’eau avec peu de corps, un alcool aux abonnés absents, une levure assez quelconque, une belle sécheresse houblonnée par contre et une carbonatation plutôt moyenne. Les saveurs sont sur le bois, la cendre, les végétaux et accompagne plutôt bien l’amertume et un petit côté raisin et agrumes plutôt rafraichissant, ce qui sauve cette bière. Cette bière est essentiellement basée sur son amertume et l’équilibre des flaveurs houblon/malt sur une bière très mince et désaltérante. Pas non plus la tuerie du siècle pour autant... Bouteille 50cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrève.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Palme (4484) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2017
0.5l bottle. This is a dark caramel bronze looking one with a medium sized lacing beige top. The nose is toffee sweetish. Tones if butter, a little diacetyl, apples, dark sugar. It’s thin oily in the mouth and about average on the carbonation. No, make that really thin in the mouth - at least at first. On the good side this has a fair amount of red berries; on the not so good side there’s dry cardboard and it’s definitely kinda old tasting. Dryish. Not a favorite but it kinda grows drinkable on you after a while. 06.07.2014

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thellgren (957) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2016
0.5 l bottle from K-Citymarket Ojamo, Lohja. Appearance is clearly amber. Aroma is malty. Taste is also malty in Scottish way (more deep than in English ales). This resembles bitter but in a more malty way.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
alex_leit (3478) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle 50 cl. Reddish color with normal foam. Aroma: caramel and fruit with roasted malt. Taste: sweet, candy and jam, a little watery.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (10452) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle: Lots of floaties visible, reddish-amber coloured, small and lacy off-white head; malt and caramel and sweet berries in the nose, herbal to medical hops in smsll amounts detectable; mild bitter-sweet flavour, soft and light bodied; slightly lingering malty-fruity finish, supported by mild herbal hops in the aftertaste. Quite O.K. …

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2822) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Cask at the Foot of the Walk, Leith. Reddish brown, clear and very flat. Berries, forest floor and slight chocolate bouquet. Meh. The taste is a step up: sweet, fruity and rounded, with some hoppy bitterness in the surprisingly dry finish. A workaday red bitter from Williams Bros but tasty nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (11363) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle at work. Reddy amber coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma is toffee, caramel butty Malta, cakey. Little raisin on the nose. Flavour is malts forward with nice rounded character, toffee, cake, and brown sugars. Palate is medium full, sticky. Medium sweet. Good malty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1554) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle, 50cL. Home. A sparkling clear brown mahogany beer with a big off-white creamy head ; good retention. Toffee roasty aroma, herb, citrus. Light sweet, medium dry bitter refreshing. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, herbal fruity finish refreshing. Overall, really enjoyable fruity refreshing ale ; nice bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artemb (843) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 5, 2015
Aroma: citrus hops, bread, some fruits. Taste: light to moderate sweeteness, light to moderate bitterness, very light sourness. Flavour: citrus hops, bread, toffee, caramel, some toffee. Aftertaste is bitter and slightly spicy. Good seesion beer, plain but pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (2095) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Bonito color rubí. Dos dedos escasos de espuma. Dulce aroma acaramelado. En boca toque picante efervescente que acompaña muy bien a un sabor entre malteado y muy lupulado, frutal, mandarina y floral. Buen conjunto. Notable.


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