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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Herbal beer with handpicked heather flowers From out of the darkness of pre-recorded history, Heather Ale is an altogether unique brew. Originally crafted by the inhabitants of coastal Northern Europe, Scandinavia, and the Northern British Isles, fresh heather flowers and other herbs were used to balance and flavor the rustic yet sweet toasted character of the malted barley. Its brewing tradition existed long before the advent of hopped beers, and has continued, sporadically, in small rural communities for millennia. Brewed with imported Scottish floor-malted barley, fresh hand-harvested heather flowers were added to the kettle during the boil along with sweet gale and lavender, with a further addition of fresh heather and yarrow to the conditioning tanks. Each year the CBC brewstaff handpicks the fresh herbs for this beer from a field along the Atlantic Coast, and adds them into the brewkettle the very next day. The aroma and flavor are a surprising jog of ancient memory, with commingling subtle notes of heather and honey and an obscure wildflower spiciness complemented by the interplay of mild but assertive, toasty-sweet malt. Medium bodied, light amber-gold in color, with a dry finish that hints at tartness. Special thanks to our friends for their support with this year’s harvest, and to everyone at Sylvan Nurseries in beautiful Westport, MA for allowing us to harvest from their blossoming heather fields. Slainte! ~Will Meyers, Brewmaster Note: Pregnant or breastfeeding women may wish to avoid consuming this beer due to the mild medicinal nature of the herbs used in crafting this beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016

Bottle 1pt 6 fl.oz. @ home.

[ As Cambridge Heather Ale ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white grey head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, heatherm sweet malt, herbs. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration, pale malt, sweet malt, heather, herbs, mint - minerals. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160502]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33771) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2015
Draft. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, Heather,caramel, and straw, leading to a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy heather aroma. Fruity malty spicy heather flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy heather finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (20243) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle at Track 84 courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thanks! Hazy golden color. Floral lavender color. Taste is herbal and oily.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (16625) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle from Voldby. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and heather. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 270116

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (14597) - DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle, 5%. Clear amber with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, spices, caramel and herbs. Flavour is malt, caramel, herbs, spices, mediums sweet, little toasted, hop, floral and a little bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (13486) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper amber white head. Nose/taste of florals, lavender, lemon, light malt, light spice, toasted breads and a touch of honey. Lighter medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12810) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bomber poured a hazy amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of heather, bread, light honey and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of heather, bread and spice with a crisp dry lingering heather finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2010
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber body with moderate off-white head. Aroma of heather, herbs, and rosehips. Flavor of florals, herbs, citrus, rosehips, and toasted grain with a somewhat dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
A lightly hazed orange amber ale with a very thin white head. In aroma, a nice herbaceous malt with flowery notes, a bit of caramel, and wild grass. In mouth, a smooth sweetush malt, lightly oily, with light nutty notes, herbal, not bad. On tap at brewpub, Sept. 11 2011.


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