Williams Brothers Roisin Tayberry

Williams Brothers Roisin Tayberry

Rated 3.243 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)

Kelliebank, Alloa, United Kingdom

Style:  Fruit Beer

4.2% Alcohol by Volume

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We take a batch of Williams Gold, add loads of Tayberries and leave it for a few weeks to allow the colour, taste and aroma of the berries to blend with the beer. The colour you can see, the flavour is fruity but dry - not like a Belgian fruit beer.

ID: 24957 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank15424
Overall Percentile69.8
Style Rank193 of 1352
Style Percentile85.7
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score3.7
Average Score3.425
Weighted Score3.243
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • BOSOXBRENT 227 reviews
    rated 3.7 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    I sampled this one at the Bruce Williams beer tasting at the Brickskeller in Washington, DC on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008. Bruce brought over a bunch of brews, all of which were cask conditioned. This was one of them.

    This was the last beer of the night at the tasting and I was glad to end things off on a good note. This beer was almost lambic like, using a fruit called tayberry. Bruce showed it on a slide presentation and it looked something like a raspberry.

    The beer poured out a clear, reddish color with a very light head. This was one of the few beers of the night that had a head, so I was happy to see that. The aroma was feint and smelled sweet. The smell was almost that of Kool-Aid. Not too bad.

    The mouthfeel on this one was dry and I kinda of expected that. The beer had a slight sweetness, with a back end of tartness to it. I actually enjoyed it a little. Personally though, I think I'd like to try this one in a bottle to see the contrast. Not bad, not great.

  • SIGMUND 5606 reviews
    rated 3.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    500 ml bottle, bought at Real Foods, Edinburgh (an organic food store, but there’s no mentioning on the label that this beer is organic). ABV is 4.2%. The basis of this beer is Williams Gold, with added tayberries and left to mature for a few weeks. Williams Bros Róisin Tayberry Beer pours with a clear pinkish red colour and a decent pale pink head. Strong aroma of ripe tayberries (which appears to be a crossbreed between raspberry and blackberry, much like boysenberries). The flavour is also dominated by tayberries, but the beer is not very sweet, nor very sour, and there are noticeable hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit thin though. Still a nice change-of-pace beer.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Golden colour, small white head. Lots of raspberry and other berries, a lot of brierhip. Flavour is ainly bitter dry hops and sour fruits. Nice palate. Nothing mindblowing, but not bad either.

  • YOG 151 reviews
    rated 3.4 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Would like to say I liked this, but in common with most fruit beers - Krieks aside, it was neither one thing nor the other. Small raspberry/tayberry taste to start, then back to base beer with no great characteristics. looked nice with a slight pink tinge

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