Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Fruit Beer
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Beer containing tayberry juice. The tayberry is a hybrid of a raspberry and a blackberry, named after the Tay valley region of Scotland. Roisin is pronounced Rosheen.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8525) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2008
500ml bottle. Rhubarb and onion skin coloured with next to no head. Slight aroma of tart raspberries. Flavour had plenty of red fruit before an abrupt, dry finish. An enjoyable and unusual fruit beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12637) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2008
from crackedkettle.com - clear red-orange colour with a little foam; deep and charming aroma of raspberries; moderate malt body, juicy, some sourness brings a good balance; quite dry and long sourish aftertaste of berries - original and good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2008
bottle- the cave- pours pinkish hazy orange tastes slightly skunked, with a nice puckering finish. isnt to harsh. "cranberryesque taste" summer grapefruit is also there. juicy and lingering vinegar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, reddish amber with a creamy, off-white head that leaves some lacework. Fresh raspberryish aroma. Fairly light in body with some berry sweetness on the fore and then a discreet underlying tartness. The finish is dry. A surprisingly refreshing and harmonious fruit beer. 271107

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4956) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Cask 78 Ultimate Glasgow tasting afters pub crawl: Poured a reddish color with a white head. The aroma is berry and sweet. The taste reminds me of captain crunch, berry goodness. Tayberry is new to me but nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle bought in Glasgow. Rich berry aroma, raspberry-like. There is a sweetness, too, but it leaves a dry palate with some hoppiness in the finish. Very pink. All right, really something else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (7315) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2007
500 ml bottle, bought at Real Foods, Edinburgh (an organic food store, but theres no mentioning on the label that this beer is organic). The basis of this beer is Williams Gold, with added tayberries and left to mature for a few weeks. Risin Tayberry Beer pours with a clear pinkish red colour and a decent pale pink head. Strong aroma of ripe tayberries (which appears to be a crossbreed between raspberry and blackberry, much like boysenberries). The flavour is also dominated by tayberries, but the beer is not very sweet, nor very sour, and there are noticeable hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit thin though. Still a nice change-of-pace beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (10392) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2007
Bottle courtesy of my dad (and Booths) Poured pinkish and with some head that quickly vanished. Aroma sweet berries. Taste sweeter than I expected but the berries were still very evident, no real bitterness to speak of but fruity and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (4142) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Golden rose colored, some white head, dissipating. A better aroma than flavor--the berry aroma is gentle and attractive, however the flavor is more dominated by a grassy bitterness that doesnt do much for me. The palate is stinging with carbonation and that bitterness; the beer itself is rather dry. I wish this had been a complete hit. Bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2007
Golden colored, no head. Aroma is interesting with dominating raspberries, still some perfumy tones there. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is more sour with raspberries and some dry touch, aftertaste dries even more. Hops balance this beer nicely in the end.

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