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

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80/- (Eighty Shilling)80/- (Eighty Shilling)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
Scotland, United Kingdom
williamsbrosbrew.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wl0307 on 08-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
11.89%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of mytu420
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Schmoog
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeYarchak
3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice dark color but the flavor was lighter than expected. Nice but not great.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: Fruit, malt, medium , some kettle caramelization, no hop aroma, light fruit, no peat. Medium malty sweetness. Appearance: Deep copper, 1” creamy head, quickly dissipates, brilliant – very clear. Flavor: rich and malty but the malt is not overly strong, fruit and caramel, not much hop flavor, balance to the malt, finishes dry. Mouthfeel: smooth, medium low carbonation, creamy. Overall Impression: clean malt, dry finish.

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Photo of scotorum
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a: nearly clear copper with an inch thick offwhite head which receded to thick even surface foam and patchy lacing

s: Caramel malt

t: Ripe light fruit, mainly pear, over a mild caramel malt base which later on comes to dominate the flavor. Sweet to dry finish.

m: Light to medium, good body, light carbonation tingle.

o: A good session Scottish ale, but falls short as a Wee Heavy simply because it is rather light on both flavor and ABV. Good dinner accompaniment and decent sipper, but like the Parallel 49 Salty Scot I had recently, not something outstanding enough to come back to on purpose at $3.50 a pint.

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Photo of tekstr1der
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent, but a little boring. Light brown pour with little foam. Aroma of malt with some caramel. Flavor is a little watery, but still smooth and malty. Nothing overtly wrong with this beer, just low abv and associated lightness all around.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utahgiebs
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of hermuli
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of cbnz
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Mild_Bill
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of leitmotif
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of mizx
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of dcmchew
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of skydogpenn
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ChipMurray
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Danny1217
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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80/- (Eighty Shilling) from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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