Seven Giraffes - Williams Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by Zimbo:
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.88/5 rDev +1.6%
Because this beer, like the entire Williams Brother range, is so easy to find here I have in the past been guilty of not giving them their deserved do.
Full white frothy thickish head. Not much beading whatsoever making the head retention a bit of a mystery. There is some orange/lemon rind on the nose holding back some malt.
To taste a pretty dry lingering bitterness which is never intrusive or demanding but firm and strong. Can't really detect much of a morish quality as claimed on the label but it is very tasty and the distinctive bitterness is a real grower as it goes down. Those Williams Brothers have another winner on their hands.
11-05-2010 18:41:36 | More by Zimbo
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3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
12-27-2010 09:47:34 | More by CanuckRover
United Kingdom (England)
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
04-01-2008 20:32:40 | More by BlackHaddock
3.45/5 rDev -9.7%
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.
10-17-2010 20:11:57 | More by rarbring
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4/5 rDev +4.7%
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...
12-16-2009 09:14:52 | More by mdagnew
3.8/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
02-07-2008 19:35:58 | More by GreenCard
4/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
09-04-2011 07:16:37 | More by smcolw
Seven Giraffes from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.