Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Amber Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Paradigm Shift is a Enhanced Red Ale. Enhanced with what you may ask?... Shed loads of Bravo & Calypso hops in the boil and for dry hopping, the ale gets its red colour and maltiness from high levels of Caramalt used in the mash. This is not your average red, it is brewed to challenge your conceptions of what a red ale is. This is not nutty, bland & watery but big & bold; malty but with a serious hoppiness to back it up.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1810) - BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2017
Voici une red ale dans le style des irish red mais houblonne, classe par ratebeer en amber, mais que le brasseur situe entre une red ale et une ipa, et avec un beau sens de la synthse il appelle cela une "red ipa" .. Malts crystal, cara et malt de bl. Abv de 6,2 %. Houblonnage en bravo et calypso, avec du dry hopping. Mon exemplaire tait 6 mois avant sa date. Couleur auburn, la clart nette. Bulles fines, partout, peu nombreuses, monte lente. Mousse blanc cass, qui nappe 1 mm. Armes dagrumes, muscade, noix de pcan, acajou, pointe de grenade. 1re bouche douce, souple, au bel ensemble dune red ale, avec agrumes, poivre blanc, acajou. Arrire-bouche longue, complexe. 2me o la texture devient veloute, et une bouche aux nuances de cake lorange. Arrire-bouche vraiment fine et complexe. 3me aux admirables saveurs, avec la fois un beau maltage et de lexotique. Arrire-bouche originale, dense. Longueur remarquable, savoureuse, avec des saveurs trs originales, fines, harmonieuses. Superbes nuances. Jambes huileuses, longues. Levure douce, fine, un peu vineuse, belle ligne. Alcool trs correct, efficace, il travaille plein rgime. Finale qui est longue et superbe. CONCLUSION: trs grande bire, qui nest donc pas une amber "classique", loin sen faut .. mais une relle red ipa, comme le brasseur la voulue .. et comme il la russie ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (2457) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle at The Leeky Tap, Leek. Pours a clear amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, slight orange, subtle pine and some grassy, floral hops. Taste of caramel, toasted malts, some orange, pine, maybe grapefruit and slight grassy, floral hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, citrusy and piny bitterness in the finish. Started off quite malty with a subtle hop aroma but became a lot fruitier and bitter with pine becoming more dominant. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maracuja05 (1105) - Mainz, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2016
[backlog] 22-07-16 // bottle. Gift from a friend. Pours a murky red borwn beer. Small white head. Taste is some caram malts, light floral herbal hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (836) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle from appellationwines dalry. Pours clear red. Nose of toffee, malt loaf, pine. Taste is redcurrant, savoury, malty, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9941) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2016
33 cl bottle @ OHaras Freehouse.
Pours clear amber color with a large head. Very caramel-y aroma, fruits and some malts. Flavor is sweet orange fruity and slightly bitter malty, some grain notes. A bit disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12372) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle, bought @Vinspecialisten, Kolding storcenter. Pours deep red with a small, staying creamy, off-white head. Aroma has sweet malts, caramel, pepper, apple, apricot. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malty sweetness, caramel, light toasted, grass, grapefruit. Fine bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackradioboy (195) - SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle from Peckhams (£1.79). Not too keen on this one. It's as if you took some good beers and bad beers and mixed them up. A bit of a mess and a wee bit sickly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkanu (52) - Iasi, ROMANIA - MAY 2, 2016
Amber red with a rather small head which doesnt last too long. The beer is bitter, with a serious malty taste, some lemon and pine and a lot of hops, one would expect in an IPA. Not bad, just different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (843) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2016
Bottle @ lilys burger Stockholm Sweden. Pours a brown to red colour beer with a medium head. Toffee with hops, fruit and pine. Dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
labeerinthum (770) - Milano, ITALY - MAR 20, 2016
Bottiglia. Lintensit olfattiva normale e la persistenza olfattiva sufficiente. Il cappello di schiuma ha scarsa tenuta, con bollicine fini. La consistenza del liquido chiara. La frizzantezza ha poche bollicine fini. La carbonazione praticamente piatta. Il colore marrone chiaro, somigliante a un t scuro. Il corpo rotondo. Lamaro medio. Lintensit gustativa normale e la persistenza gustativa sufficiente. Il gusto piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono luppolate. Il finale lungo, pulito e complesso. In bocca laroma rimanda a sentori di cereali, pane tostato, resina, erbe aromatiche e frutta secca.

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