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80/- (Eighty Shilling) - Williams Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Williams Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wl0307 on 08-23-2009)
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3/5  rDev -18%

cbnz, Yesterday at 04:17 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

patre_tim, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

UniversitateaDeBere, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Mild_Bill, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Ciocanelu, Apr 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

leitmotif, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

mizx, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%

Pours copperish-light brown, low white head to sticky lacing.
Label says it's emphasis is on malts, and the smell confirms it: toasted (close to roasted) grains, biscuits, dark chocolate, toffee, nuts and some low fruitiness.
Rich malts in the taste, caramel biscuits, chocolate, not too sweet, but not too roasted either. Fruitier than the smell, but still not much: there's citrus from start to finish, also some vague berries and apple. Toffee and some dark spices, with a touch of cinnamon and cocoa powder. Roasted nuttiness. Dry leafy hops towards the finish, mildly bitter.
Body is medium, with a buttery feel. Somewhat watery, would have liked it to be a bit more creamier. Light roast and bitterness in the aftertaste, really clean.
A refreshing traditional treat.

dcmchew, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

skydogpenn, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ChipMurray, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of Danny1217
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Danny1217, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%

A Scottish ale that's actually made on Scotland. Novel idea.

This has some potential, but it seems to thin out not long after the initial hit. If it were a little more firm, I think it'd be better. Feel is decent. Overall this is okay. I'd like more of a punch though.

RblWthACoz, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of JayReq
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%

I am such a fan of this brewery, and after reviewing the Fraoch Heather Ale I decided I should probably go ahead and review this while it still sat in the fridge. I served it in a pint class from a chilled bottle.

Appearance: Nothing really to it, it is a transparent dark brown color, almost a nice mahogany. Weak, foamy head that surprising lasts all the way to the bottom of the glass, so that is nice. Overall a very simple beer to look at.

Smell: Sweet dark malts, definitely has some caramel in there, as well the slight hint of vanilla. There is enough there that you know you are drinking a craft ale.

Taste: This is where the beer shines. Beautiful sweetness (toffee, some chocolate and a good dash of bitterness from some hops) blends well with an earthy quality. I love the taste of this beer, though the finish is a bit sour.

Mouthfeel: Not really much of one, but the taste makes up for it. Creamy texture with a nice dry finish, and this is very drinkable (it should be at 4.2% ABV!)

I have had this beer many times and was never disappointed, and it is just a nice pub beer that would fit on any decent menu. It would be great if I could get it on tap somewhere, but the bottle is fine.

JayReq, May 12, 2013
Photo of flyingpig
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%

500ml Bottle from Morrisons (£1.50):
Dark mahogany brown colour with a pretty thin looking, foamy head that is light brown in colour and stays as a consistent covering.

Rich with some chocolate and darker malts initially plus some sweeter malts and a hint of caramel and toffee. There are a few lighter, caramel hops and some milk chocolate.

Sweet and milky chocolate plus some good, darker malts. The chocolate was backed up with a little spice, a nutty caramel flavour and some light hints of toffee towards the end. The beer is pretty creamy tasting and is rounded of with some earthy hops and a touch of bitterness.

Medium bodied but still fairly thick and with a good, creamy texture. There is a good smoothness to the beer and carbonation is moderate with a dry finish and some nice sweetness throughout.

Quite a nice sweet and milk chocolatey flavour that seemed more like a light milk stout than a Scottish ale but an enjoyable offering regardless and one that I'd have again.

flyingpig, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Viceroy, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of brentk56
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%

Appearance: Pours a clear mahogany; not much of a head, however, though it does leave quite a few dots and dashes behind

Smell: Peaty, malty, tea-like aromatics, along with nut skins

Taste: Toffee, raisins and tea, up front, with the peat developing at mid-palate; quite a bit of tartness arrives, after the swallow, along with a bitter nut skin character

Mouthfeel: Light body with low to moderate carbonation; somewhat aqueous

Overall: I was expecting something different here, as the word "Heavy" is displayed prominently on the label; this bottle was a couple of months past its prime but I don't think that made too much of a difference

brentk56, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of Bierman9
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%

Bought this a week or so ago, for around $4 for a 0.5l bottle. Am wondering why they call it a "heavy", and 80 Shilling, when it's only 4.2% ABV... Those monikers usually denote stronger biers... Anyhow, to the quaffing...

The bier was clear, and a deep ruby/garnet - a truly lovely color! Head was tan and a bit thin, though still fine and creamy. Also had some decent lacing in the glass. Nose is mild, with some toffee and caramel, but way too light. It was fairly smooth, all in all, with a close to medium body.

Flavor has some light sweetness, with more caramel and toffee present. Nothing in the way of peaty or smoky character at all, though. In fact, the maltiness falls far short of what I expect in a scotch ale. Has some subtle intimations of fruitiness with a touch of hopping in the dry finish. Overall, a rather bland representation of the style. Should be called a "Scottish Light - 20 Shiling Beer". Prosit!

3.15/5 rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

1480

Bierman9, Jul 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

Certainly Scottish but not very wee heavy, this is about as thoroughly average a beer in this style as I've had. Color, aroma, taste, feel... all average. Nice, but average. Can you say "Mr. Five?" Worth a try on a chilly night in New England, but not something to save for a special occasion. Enjoy *one.*

gfreed, Jun 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

bum732, May 13, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, May 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

ygtbsm94, May 05, 2012
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%

Pours dark reddish brown with a cream-colred head that disappears to a skim and later a ring. No lace.

Nice nose on this one. Malt, browned stone fruit, even a whiskey barrel note, without the alcohol.

Malt forward, with nice toasted malt notes. Killer on this one is that it is watery thin in flavor. Sweet, toasty, with toffee and fruit. Ok finish, if you get much at all.

Thin thin thin. Loose, watery.

I liked this more in the beginning of the pint. Lacks depth and intensity. Drinkable and not filling, but it is a trade off. Just OK.

OtherShoe2, Apr 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

petluo, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of spitInTheOcean
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%

dark brown. clear, but dark. ruby highlights. brown head. good retention. good lacing.

very malty aroma. very roasty. slight hop aroma. caramel and dark chocolate. floral hop notes.

initially slightly sweet. fair malt flavor. mostly flavors of roasted malts(chocolate). no real hop flavor. slight hop bitterness, balanced with a slight roasted bitterness.

thin. soft. smooth. very drinkable. crisp finish.

this is a good beer, a little thin, but good.

spitInTheOcean, Feb 22, 2012
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80/- (Eighty Shilling) from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.