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Black Isle Organic Heather Honey Beer / Marks & Spencer Organic Scottish Beer

Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Munlochy, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered
Originally sold as Black Isle Organic Heather Honey Beer, now sold as Marks & Spencer Organic Scottish Beer With Heather Honey
This deliciously refreshing golden beer is made with honey from the heather covered moorlands of the Scottish Highlands. Pure and natural, it is cold filtered and unpasteurised for exceptional flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Halfling_4132 (74) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2016
Appearance- clear golden honey colour with white foam. Aromas: honey, malt and a touch of orange, makes me think of wholemeal toast with honey. Palate: light bodied, smooth and creamy. Taste: Malt and floral herbs. Overall- Good session ale with interesting sweet notes, recommend to try. Would be better enjoyed in the warmer months outdoors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokis333 (352) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - MAR 14, 2016
Clear gold, pale lager like color with small white foam. Aromas are herbal and malty with smooth grassy and honey notes. Smells like meadows, more on the sweet side. Palate medium body with lighish, sticky texture leaving nice smooth, refreshing honey finish. Taste is sweet of honey, grasses, herbs and light malt. Overall, nice sweet beer one of better beers to have word "honey" in the title, not tasting of water but rather of actual hone but still light. I did quite enjoy it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hartoloni (171) - - FEB 23, 2016
Pours gold woth a deep white head. Aroma weak, fruit, malt and a hint of almond. Tate sweet honey but a little tangy. Could take it or leave it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (3292) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of honey, grass and cardboard. Flavour of sweet malt, peanuts and light toffee. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Simple but a touch too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (2147) - CROATIA - FEB 14, 2016
Cask at Hootananny, Inverness. Pours golden with small white head. Sweet, caramel, bit herbal, lots of honey. Not my thing really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (3444) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle. Clean gold with a medium head. Aroma is bready malt. Flavour is honey, bread, fruity. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5887) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
50cl bottle from M&S, Camberley. Pale amber with a rapidly dissipating white head; honey aroma; musty honey taste with some citrus fruit; and a dry honey finish. The honey is dominant, but also quite subtle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (437) - - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle from Marks and Spencer Team Valley. Pours pale gold with decent white head. Slight sweetness but not much else flavourwise to be honest. A little bland
Earlier Rating: 12/23/2014 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle from Marks and Spencer Team Valley. Pours light orange, nice honey touch - light and easy to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4643) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2015
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer, High Street, Ayr, honey, malty aroma, golden, minimal head, no lacing, earthy, honey, malty flavour, soft carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (5359) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Nose is caramel, nuts, straw, heather honey and hints of pale malts and light syrup. Taste is pale malts, grass, floral heather tones, honey and hints of nuts and bread. Light body, medium carbonation. Quite all right, though not astonishing.

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