The Williams Bros: Caesar Augustus

The Williams Bros. Brewing Co. started life in the humble ‘Glenbrew’ homebrew shop in Glasgow. Their first ale was inspired by a 17th-century Gaelic recipe for leann fraoich (heather ale) but have since expanded there range dramatically. Williams Bros. Brewing House is located in Alloa, Clackmannanshire and is set in the old George Younger’s bottling hall in Kelliebank. Although they producing a large and eclectic range of Craft Beers for the international market the brewery is steeped in Scottish tradition and remains the last bastion of brewing in a town, which was once regarded as ‘Scotland’s Beer Capital’.

Caesar Augustus is a Lager/IPA hybrid and really is a stimulating revolution in refreshment and flavour. Pours a hazy golden colour with a creamy white head. Crisp clean floral floral notes with medium sweet, light hoppy, citrus, malts. It has a malty medium sweet flavour with light grainy, citrusy notes with hints of grapefruit and a fresh grassy edge. Great bitter finish that makes it so refreshing.  All t of the finest lager but with the discrete bitter finish of a well balanced IPA. It’s not confused about what it wants’ to be, it’s just the best of both worlds.  I first tasted Caesar Augustus back when I lived in Edinburgh and I will admit my “Beer Notes” have become somewhat muddled!  It was in a little bar called The Fountain when out for drinks with Gibson that I first tasted Caesar Augustus.  It is one of the Scottish beers that I hope to see In Northern Ireland soon, Sainsbury’s I think do sell them so I’ll have to keep an eye out and I am happy to add it to 32 New Beers on my list of 32 Things.

Beer #20

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