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Seven Giraffes - Williams Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Williams Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GreenCard on 02-07-2008)
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Reviews by Stephen63:
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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Yellowy body, very thin head.

S - Certainly can confirm that the nose is pretty amazing. Pine cone and berry very prominent.

T - Fruity and flowery with noticable hops in the finish, quite pleasing.

M - A bit flat on the whole.

D - Ok but not really the moreish described on the bottle.

Interesting beer and the aroma is the standout here.

Stephen63, Jul 18, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of jisak74
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

jisak74, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +4.7%

ltdantheman, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of CanuckRover
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice gold. Big foamy head stays around for the last sip. Looks like moderate carbonation.

Big garden aroma. Piney, herbal, citrussy, grassy, seems to cover all the standard hop aromas. A wonderful hint of sweet, lively, malt behind all those aromatic hops.

The aroma is a pretty good tell for this one. It's a very hoppy beer, but incredibly well balanced. The hops mingle effortlessly with the floral notes and bitter zest creating a flavourful bitterness that keeps things interesting. Just as the hops seem to be taking things a tad far all that lovely malt kicks in, providings a good mix of deep caramel and biscuit with some good grainy notes. A satisfying dry fruity finish.

This is a very good beer. Well made and, like all the Williams' beers it has a wonderful sense of place.

CanuckRover, Dec 27, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Iaido, Apr 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

aztraz, Apr 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Liquoric3, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Harkrank, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown 500ml bottle, best before May 2009, drank April 2008.

Poured into a Gordon thistle shaped glass (twice), well it is a Scottish beer!

Fairly pale amber, clear body with a good deep white head which stayed the distance. I like my beers a bit darker, but it still looked OK.

Seven different malted barleys, some wild elderflowers and lemon zest ensures the aroma is a heady mix of smells.

The aforementioned ingredients obviously don't just impart aroma, the taste reflects them too. This is a summer beer to me, the colour and flavours are 'Country Garden', very pleasant.

The hops come into play as the beer warms in the mouth and add to the overall enjoyment, a fine Scottish beer from the old heartland of their brewing industry.

BlackHaddock, Apr 01, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

paperwerewolf, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

fmccormi, Jan 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Arborescence, Feb 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

semanka, Apr 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Kitsune, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of rarbring
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer is clear, light amber, an off-white head, some curtains and lacing.

The smell is sweet, lemon red grape-fruit and some nuts.

The taste is upfront toffee sweet, the rather pure grape-fruit juice and peel.

Medium high carbonation, rather spritzy and watery, a light dryness.

A good thirst quencher.

rarbring, Oct 17, 2010
Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from The Vintage, Antrim...

Poured a nice amber orange colour. Slightly off white head poured nice and thick and meringue like then faded slowly to a decent light covering.. barely any carbonation.... some very light patchy lacing..

Aroma - Quite a lot of resiny hop notes, spicy / juicy fruits (grapefruits, oranges, apples and some pears), light toasted biscuity maltiness, light caramel sweetness, some woody / nutty notes, earthy traces, some saltiness, quite floral...

Taste - Good peppery / spicy hop bitterness, toasted biscuity maltiness, light caramel sweetness, honey, faint nuttiness, spicy bitter fruits (oranges, apples, some figs), light medicinal notes, strong floral / perfume hints

Feel - Pretty sharp and dry... light / medium bodied...a pretty sessionable brew at just 5.1%...

Overall - An OK ESB.. There are much better examples out there... worth a try...

mdagnew, Dec 16, 2009
Photo of Jaymz
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Jaymz, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of GreenCard
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: light-brown/gold, great clarity, thick layer of cream-coloured foam, great head retention

Aroma: lush malty/nutty scent with hints of grapefruit rind, grass, and apricot

Flavor: medium-sweet malt backbone laced with hazelnuts, caramel, chamomile, elderflower, citrus rind and manuka honey; finishes semisweet with a smooth hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium body, pert carbonation, soft texture

Other comments: I really like Scottish beers. The soft water up there makes for luscious, silky beers. This is a nice, fresh one in line with Deuchars.

GreenCard, Feb 07, 2008
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a decent head that collapses in the middle. Leaves plenty of chunky lace on the glass. The broth is a golden color. Clear. 

The nose is a little more earthy than the Harvest Sun.  Otherwise, I'd say it is very similar: more grainy than hoppy. 

Despite the color, this has a darker malt flavor than one would expect. Quite dry with elements of a musty barn (in a good way). The hop shows up at the swallow and creates a lasting aftertaste.  Impressive fullness in the mouth; the carbonation, a bit on the high side, provides compensation for this. 

smcolw, Sep 04, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

HankC, Oct 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Bix, Jan 10, 2013
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Seven Giraffes from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.