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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A light, refreshing brew balanced with the floral aroma and taste of Scottish Heather tips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2758) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Freaking awesome. Aroma is citrusy but also featuring a bright floral note. Flavor is also floral, nearly chewy with flowers, but the real gem is the tartness, getting into Berliner weisse territory. The floral character follows through all the way to the lightly bitter-floral finish. Very refreshing although the malts sat a little too heavy to be called a true lawnmower beer, but the wonderful mix of floral heather, citrus and tartness makes for a very characterful beer. Hazy golden with a foamy head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Glad to get a chance to rate this. Light gold, faint haze, decent head. Aroma apples, slight floral note. Flavor is tart granny smith apples and floral finish. This isn’t infection tartness here - unfortunately, I know the "house" infection Williamsburg has on occasion, and this isn’t it. I would say that the tartness present here is appropriate, and rather pleasant. Easy drinking, nice ale with an interesting tangy note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3458) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2009
BeerHawk’s rating just below mine about sums it up. I wonder if the sourness is the result of a slight infection.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Bottle from trade with Butters. (Batch 088017) Pours gold with a fizzy thin white head that’s gone in seconds. Floral and citrus aroma with a slight honey background. The flavor finds a slight sour floral and apple with a light malt backing. Light to medium body, even carbonation, light sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dalekliz (911) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle, sampled at RBSG 08. Pours a hazy gold with a white ring. Tart fruit and herbal aroma. Taste is clean and sharp, the heather comes through nicely. Lingering clean crispness. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2008
12oz from Once Upon a Vine, Richmond. Slightly cloudy golden pour, with modest carbonation and a minimal, crisp head. The nose is slightly earthy, just a bit sweet. The carbonation gives it a dry, almost cider-like consistency, which is certainly backed up by the faintly tart notes in the taste. A hint of sweet honey and mild grassy/spicy flavors too. Worth a shot, but certainly nothing too impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of heather and earthy. Tastes spicy and sweet with some dry maltiness on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 15, 2008
12 oz bottle from dkachur. Hazy, dirty gold with a small off white head. Sweet malt nose, lightly floral and spicy heather. Mild, sweet flavor, herbal, spicy heather, lightly grainy. Soft medium-light body. Not bad for what it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2008
@Richmond/Williamsburg get together-12 oz bottle-pours an off white ring for a head and hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is apple, heather, light malt. Taste is slightly tart apple cider, secondary heather, light malt. OK/mild effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle sampled at RBSG ’08. This brew pours with a deep golden body topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing left behind. It’s floral with a little tartness, some sweet notes and underlying bitter notes. Light bodied, crisp and dry.

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