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Fraoch Vintage Cask Collaberation No. 22 - Williams Brothers Brewing Company

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Fraoch Vintage Cask Collaberation No. 22Fraoch Vintage Cask Collaberation No. 22

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Williams Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: oberon on 01-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 10
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $14 or so

Appearance - Clear light brown colour with a small size frothy off-white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, peat, wood

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and vanilla. There is also some burnt notes, wood, and an earthy/peaty flavour.

Overall - Lots of scotch type flavour going on, and overall a very interesting beer. A good beer to share or drink over a couple of night due to the format. Worth a try once, especially if you like scotch.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle I brought to share at Retsinis' tasting.

Bottled August 2011. Best before 2022. Bottle no. 01384/12000.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, and herb aromas. Taste is much the same with honey, herb, and Scotch flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice Scotch barrel aging that comes through slightly better in the taste in my opinion.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer was a pleasant surprise. At $15 for a 22ounce bomber, it certainly did not come cheap. Pours with very little head, but in an oval glass, there is continual carbonation. Golden color, tastes were sweet sherry, scotchy, some woody notes, figs, and vanilla. Super easy drinking at 11 percent, but a sipper to be savored and enjoyed. Cheers!!

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Fraoch Vintage Cask Collaberation No. 22 from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.