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


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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 it’s 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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mabuzzer (957) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2017
330ml bottle. Clear amber with a thick, creamy off-white head. Aroma is creamy toffee, biscuit, flavour is sweet cream, caramel, biscuit, spicy malt. Rather lovely

radassace (424) - SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours dark red copper with an off white head. Nose is rye, biscuit, caramel, toffee, sugar plums and orange rind. Pretty decent chewy mouth feel. Big malty caramel, toffee and panacotta flavours first, leading into a piny bitter finish. Orange peel and apricot. This is bloody fantastic !!

berkshirejohn (6771) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2017
33cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. A beer that divides opinion based on recent reviews - I think it’s rather good. A bright amber pour with a thick cream head; fruity, caramel aroma; fruity taste with some spicy caramel and prickly hops that tickle the palette; then a drying finish and a linger herbal bitterness blending with more toffee.

corkyrory66 (2416) - BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2017
Voici une red ale dans le style des irish red mais houblonnée, classée par ratebeer en amber, mais que le brasseur situe entre une red ale et une ipa, et avec un beau sens de la synthèse il appelle cela une "red ipa" .. Malts crystal, cara et malt de blé. Abv de 6,2 %. Houblonnage en bravo et calypso, avec du dry hopping. Mon exemplaire était à 6 mois avant sa date. Couleur auburn, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines, partout, peu nombreuses, à montée lente. Mousse blanc cassé, qui nappe à 1 mm. Arômes d’agrumes, muscade, noix de pécan, acajou, pointe de grenade. 1ère bouche douce, souple, au bel ensemble d’une red ale, avec agrumes, poivre blanc, acajou. Arrière-bouche longue, complexe. 2ème où la texture devient veloutée, et une bouche aux nuances de cake à l’orange. Arrière-bouche vraiment fine et complexe. 3ème aux admirables saveurs, avec à la fois un beau maltage et de l’exotique. Arrière-bouche originale, dense. Longueur remarquable, savoureuse, avec des saveurs très originales, fines, harmonieuses. Superbes nuances. Jambes huileuses, longues. Levure douce, fine, un peu vineuse, belle ligne. Alcool très correct, efficace, il travaille à plein régime. Finale qui est longue et superbe. CONCLUSION : très grande bière, qui n’est donc pas une amber "classique", loin s’en faut .. mais une réelle red ipa, comme le brasseur l’a voulue .. et comme il l’a réussie ...

Towey1989 (3437) - 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.

Maracuja05 (2056) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, 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.

Evilkniamhel (1049) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle from appellationwines dalry. Pours clear red. Nose of toffee, malt loaf, pine. Taste is redcurrant, savoury, malty, bitter finish.

olio (10692) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2016
33 cl bottle @ O’Hara’s 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.

thewolf (12949) - 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.

blackradioboy (227) - 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

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