Clansman Ale | Hebridean Brewery Company

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Brewed by:
Hebridean Brewery Company
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kmacphail on 09-14-2006

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by flyingpig:
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2.36/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

500ml Bottle from Aldi Supermarket, Scotland (£1.99):
Cloudy, pale amber with a thin, off-white lacing that disappears after a couple of seconds.

Funky & sour with lots of tarty smells & some sweetness plus a few fruits. This wasn't at all what I was expecting from this one. There was some light apricot & citrus notes but not much in the way of malts or bitterness really.

Tarty & sour with some funky flavours but it soon seems more like a bitter with some earthy malts & subtle hops coming through shortly after that. There's an almost astringent taste throughout the beer through & it's not particularly pleasant plus it seems a little watery to bland in places too.

Tangy with an incredibly sour at the start, this is followed by watery patches soon after. The beer has about medium carbonation throughout whilst the body starts about medium but becomes lighter from then on.

This was all over the place , it started with a poor look that was quite cloudy & produced nothing in the way of a head but the aroma was a definite step in the right direction but the taste let this one down in a big way. I didn't really enjoy this one at all.

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Photo of smcolw
2.83/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had a fresh pour of this on September 1, 2011. I think it can come out retirement.

Quarter inch, lasting head. Good starting lace that fades to a clear glass. Light amber and clear. 

Pineapple aroma of lightly roasted malts.  Mild grapefruit hop nose. 

There's a yeasty, somewhat like an unsweetened lemonade, thin malt flavor. The swallow in particular is sour. The body is thin and the carbonation is average. Tastes like an infected batch of home brew. 

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Photo of kmacphail
4.13/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another fantastic beer from the tiny Hebridean Brewing Company. This beer recently won first prize in a British Beer Competition, beating Trade Winds (Cairgorm Brewery) so that speaks of the quality.

The beer pours a light colour with a good thick head, the beer appears cloudy at first but clear when it settles.

The aromas were hoppy with a slight lemon-citrus tang, but not strong enough.

The taste was of wheat and hops with a hint of citrus and a slightly bitter-sweet after taste. It was a nice consistency on the tonge, thick enough to know it was a beer but at the same time light enough to be refreshing, a good choice for an all nighter.

A great all round beer, one that is very highly recommended should you ever come accross it.

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Photo of zotzot
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clansman Ale from Hebridean Brewery Company
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 4 ratings