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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed with imported Scottish floor-malted barley, fresh, hand-harvested heather flowers were added to the kettle during the boil along with sweet gale, yarrow, and lavender. The aroma and flavor are a surprising jog of ancient memory, with notes of sweet gale, heather, an obscure wildflower spiciness, and a grace note of lavender, complemented by the interplay of mild but assertive, toasty-sweet malt.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
Hand-bottled. A light amber beer with a thin white head. The aroma is very spicy with notes of nutmeg, heather, and lavender, as well as a slight acidity. The flavor is slighlty acidic with strong notes of spices; heather, lavender, and milfoil (rølikke), leading to a very dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2008
Bottled (probably handbottled from tap). Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Spicy and flowery aroma of heather, lavender and honey. Spicy and fruity flavour of heather and lavender with an acidic touch. Dry flowery finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13393) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle at NB - ølsymposium. Clear golden - white head. High spicy, cinnamon, heather (lyng), lavender, light honey, roasted, cookies, dryness, no nops, no bitterness, light sourness - nice, light thin finish. Very nice and good drinkability. Very nice aroma.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2008
8th Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy, off-white head, diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, grain), average hops (herbs, grass), average yeast (earth) with notes of heather and apple. Light bodied, thin texture, flat carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Draft... GABF ’06... Clear golden ale with a small, tight head. Very herbal, earthy, unusual aroma of black tea, lavender, heather and cinnamon; but not overdone? Herbal flavor with good balance; caramel, black tea and all kinds of herbs and flora. Medium-bodied and watery with almost no carbonation. Finishes herbal and bone-dry. Odd bird, this one. Somehow, it sort of works.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 11/10/2008 (As Heather Ale) Floral heather aroma. Clear golden coloured and fresh with a crisp fruity lime flavour. Slightly dry in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2005
Hazy strawy amber colored, smallish off-white head. Convincing heather nose offers a plate of complementing flavours, floral, herbal and citrusy yet moreso from spices than from hops. In mouth, the fruitiness is lively, evoking litchi and apricots while the peppery spice blend rounds it out nicely. Juicy, balanced and refreshing gruit, that might gain from having a slightly fuller bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2005
Tap@Cambridge Brewing, Cambridge, Ma. Soft and smooth, with notes of heather (duh). Some subtle raisin and sweet toffee and honey, very soft and smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2006
GABF 2006. When I first smelled this I though of the Fraoch Heather Ale. Some heather, lavender and herbal notes. Taste is more heather, light flowery flavors, and some sweet maltiness. Body is medium with light carbonation. Ends with more heather and lavender. Fresh cut flowers and sweet malts. Congrats to Cambridge for this medal winner!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a nice moderate reddish-copper color with a good white head and a bit of spotty lacing as it goes down. The nose is quite floral with some heather and other turkey-rubbing herbs. Not necessarily my cup of tea, though not bad either. The flavor never really brings everything together all that well and it ends up more toward a carbonated alcoholic tea, at least in my book. There is a bit of cinnamon spice along with some other herbs. Mouthfeel is medium with a bit of sugar and moderate carbonation. It got better as I become used to its unusual nature, but I never got to the level of thinking, "hey, this is good." Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 03-15-2011


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