Harvest Sun - Williams Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by salvo:
3.78/5 rDev 0%
Light bodied golden ale with more bitter hops than average British bitters. Pours into a pint glass just a shade clouded golden wheat color with a thin fizzy head that collapses to a ring around the glass. Smell is bitter grassy and floral hops with some honey malt.
First sip is a bracing but balanced hoppy bitter with honey malt. A bit light and fizzy on the tongue. Slightly sour in the finish. As the beer warms, malts a slightly more pronounced and a hair more grainy, but overall much more in the bitter ale family than anything approaching IPA. But there is a lot of flavor at this alcohol level. Would love to try this on tap or cask.
06-22-2011 18:52:40 | More by salvo
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
3.7/5 rDev -2.1%
500ml bottle bought from The Vintage, Antrim
Poured a light golden colour. White head poured thick and foamy with a pock marked topping then faded to light covering... some light carbonation bubbles drift slowly to the surface... light lacing...
Aroma - Some juicy tart fruits with maybe some tropical hints (lemons and limes, pears,), quite grassy, floral honey, light sweet grainy malts, talcum powder traces, herbal, peppery hops...
Taste... decent peppery hop bitterness, quite floral, metallic hints, light sweet biscuit malts, mouth watering fruits (lemons, apples, limes), some saltiness, faint floral honey sweetness...
M&D - Fairly sharp and dry... light bodied... very quaffable at 3.9%
Overall - A pretty good English bitter... very quaffable and certainly worth a try...
12-16-2009 09:04:09 | More by mdagnew
3.83/5 rDev +1.3%
Starts with a frothy head, but settles quickly. Leaves some spots on the glass. The brew is dark straw and clear.
A mixture of raw unmated grain and light lemon zest. There's an element of hop, but it's lighter than the other smells
A hoppy golden ale. The hop is more bitter than spicy. This lasts long after the swallow. Starts off (briefly) with a pale malt. Good body with a higher than expected carbonation.
09-04-2011 07:18:04 | More by smcolw
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.05/5 rDev -19.3%
Light amber with thin head that has ok retention.
A fair bit of citrus on the nose that is quickly followed up by some floral like hops and a nice tropical fruit smell. The down side of this is that it is a struggle to detect.
Floral hops that match up with the nose & a slight fruity tang however there is little in this beer to make it stick out from the crowd any. Some bitter hops can be detected at the back end & there is a sweet tang to it but again it is not the strongest.
Quite light but I wouldn't go as far as to say it is watery.There is good carbonation & a crisp, dry finish that is slightly too bitter imo.
Average golden ale & one that struggles to stick out from the many others just like it. Sadly it is the weakest offering from the brewery I have tried to date.
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10-02-2011 21:37:15 | More by flyingpig
4.05/5 rDev +7.1%
A - Poured bottle into pint glass. Was an aggresive pour that produced a decent head, although it faded fast. Laing was absolutely superb though. Would probably get a 4.5 but the slightly cloudy yellow really reminded me of something else.
S - Hops rushed through briefly but eased up quickly to reveal a good malty smell.
T - Other way around from the taste, I felt a lot more malt up front followed by a resiny hop aftertaste. Fairly mild compared to most American brews although this was one enjoyable pint. Slight citrus taste present also.
M/D - Definately a good beer, easy going. Great on a warm day. This beer growed on me as I went and it definately was a good session beer.
11-11-2008 02:11:00 | More by Baileyuk
United Kingdom (England)
3.48/5 rDev -7.9%
Purchased from the Sainsbury's supermarket. Coming in the usual packaging of Williams Bros, slim 500ml brown bottle, BB DEC 2000(????), served cool in straight imperial pint glass.
A: pours a light golden hue, coming with sporadic fizziness and a pure white cottony foam - looking very decent and inviting.
S: lightly earthy/hay-ish yet deeply floral and grapefruit-zest-oily (with a salty-sour twang) at the same time, showing lots of hops at play on top of a much milder presence of lightly honey-ish malts. Clean and focused on the aroma overall, downplaying the maltiness in order for the hoppiness to roam - true to the style of a Golden Bitter.
T: mildly bitter-sweet on the "paler-than-pale" malts as well as deliciously zesty and grape-fruity on the hops, then the zingy hops with a touch of dried-grass, floral scent, and almost coriander-seed-like herbal flavour sneaks through in the aftertaste, on a par with lingering mildly-chewy hop bitterness. The slightly stinky+floral+grapefruity mixture of hops is reminiscent of Challenger+First Gold to me, if any English hops are used in this brew at all~~
M&D: light-bodied, mildly spritzy, smooth and quite crisp as well for a golden bitter. Although this is a decent beer in its own right, given so many Golden Bitters available on cask or in the bottle-conditioned form nowadays, this beer's flavour profile really makes it difficult to stand out from the crowd. A worthy entry ale for any lager-lout that should brave a change, though!
08-27-2008 20:12:05 | More by wl0307
Harvest Sun from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.