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


on tap

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RATINGS: 147   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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Tide (3978) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2012
Orange colour, minimal head. Sweet fruit flavor, peach mainly. A bit too sweet to my taste, but not bad at all.

jaghana (6111) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 5, 2012
Bottle 50cl, a cloudy pink-red beer with small reddish head. Nose is very intense on berries. Aroma is dry, low malty, with fruit presence and astringency, low body, floral finish with strawberries notes. Low acidity, watery, I think a good one for the summer.

iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2012
500ml bottle. Red/pink body, thin lacing. Slight sweetness, overwhelming berries. Refreshing.

Cunningham (8079) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle from Jacobs på Holtet, Oslo. Hazy orange colour with a white head. Fruity, raisin and light citric aroma. Tayberry locks like raspberries. But i feel i tastes more like raisin and plum. Anyway a nice and fresh ale!

ganache (5956) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2011
I’m always excited about new berries. Bottle by Dec 2012. Berries dominate the nose, they’re lightly sweet but with a nice smacking tartness, and they don’t squash the dank hop contribution. Fruitiness is a bit dusty with a raspberry puree/powder feel. Body is orange with a faint reddish/pinkish edge, supports a rocky beige head. Taste is much more malt-forward with a crackery main, but the berries sweep in from the flank after an ounce or two. A dry beer, with a touch of scratchiness in the mf, but yes, nice and dry with an herbal/spruce feel. Lightly tart and the body is full. I feel better for having tried this.

Psytron (2379) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Smell of citrus and malt. Beige colour with cream coloured head. Visually not so nice, looks like mud. Aroma of berries, malt, a hint of wood and leaves. Sharp carbonation but diminishes quickly. Medium sour, lightly bitter. Suits this cold October evening, actually...

TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle. Pours Pink to Orange. Raspberry nose. I have no clue what a Tayberry is. Familiar Williams Bros malt profile (not a bad thing ) and the fruit makes it’s appearance on the finish. Tangy. Quite good but I don’t see me having another any time soon.

BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
Pours pink with good carbonation. Bready yeasty lager aroma. Taste is very lagery with slight raspberry edge. Didn’t enjoy this one much

Kristall-König (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2011
Hopfiger-himbeerig-süßer Geruch, würzig. Süßer Antrunk. Anschließend starker ingwerartiger Geschmack - scharf und trocken, was die Süffigkeit und den Genuß überhaupt enorm einengt. Weiterhin trockenes und fruchtiges Ende. Scharf und gewöhnungsbedürftig. Nicht mein Fall.Test vom 7.11.2009, Gebinde: Glasflasche

stravale (3078) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Nairn.
Light pink amber, bit of haze, thin white head with a little lacing.
Aroma of berry fruits, hint of watermelon, light lager malts.
Taste of light berry fruit, some light bitter lager hops, light malt.
Thin body, medium carb. Not much of a finish, bit of fruit and light bitter hop.
Overall - I haven’t tasted a tayberry, but I got a mixture of raspberry, melon and gooseberry. The fruit flavour is quite subtle with a lager-like beer. The finish is rather dull. Quite a nice beer, would be better cask, but a bit bland. I expected more flavour.

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