The Williams Bros: Seven Giraffes

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’.

Seven Giraffes was named by the brewers daughter and was most probably drawn from the 7 different types of grains used in its creation.  Along with  3 hop strains and a late infusion of Elderflower & Lemon this beer really packs a punch of flavour and refreshment.   It pours a deep gold with a bright stiff head.  Aroma’s of elderflower and citrus hops are most dominant but are followed by sweet caramel.   The palate is initially bready with malts that are perfectly in-tune with the bitter spicy hops.  The freshness of the lemon alongside the lingering floral elderflower gives it a stunning aftertaste.  It drinks so very smooth and you really can feel the flavours.  I first tried this beer in The National which for the record have a fantastic range of craft beers so get yourself down there if you wanna try a good few!  I am happy to add it to 32 New Beers on my list of 32 Things it is the second beer from this brewery that i have tried and i am really enjoying the range so far!

Beer #23


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