Heathen (1470) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
THOUGHTS: Very floral and herbal. A lot like herbal tea and an ale had a baby. A little lie a Ricola cough drop, too. Very different from what is popular these days. Glad the base beer was on the sweeter side like an ale from Scotland, where heather ales were popular. It had a lousy label description . I wonder if they used heather as a bittering agent or as heather honey to sweeten the beer, or both.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light copper, like a new penny, with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had herbal hops, light yeast, honey, heather, flowers, herbs; and when much warmer, moderate grain and wholegrain bread. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was heavily sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter with an average duration. There was honey, heather, herbs, malt in general, slight herbal hops, and a little citrus. The light to medium body was fairly oily with fairly soft carbonation and a dry and slightly metallic finish.
bu11zeye (11955) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of grass, florals, herbs, caramel, and earth. Flavor of caramel, herbs, earth, soapiness, pine, and toasted grain.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with some soapy white foam, near excellent clarity. Smells of pale malts with a hint of crystal. There’s a nice floral character I can only describe as slightly candy like. Almost a limy woodruff. It keeps me coming, so that’s cool. Flavor is slightly sweet and bready with a slight, again, tip of the tongue sorta thing here. It’s got plenty of flavors, but I can’t quite put my finger on the culprits. Medium on thick for the style with moderate carb and a semi slick finish. I had a taster of this previously, and wasn’t impressed, I’m glad I came back to revisit. Nice beer. This apocalypse series is 50/50 for me at this point having had the first four.
Serving type: bottle
Beerdedone (2642) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma was herbal with caramel, heather and floral hops. Flavor was lightly sweet with caramel, heather, honey, herbs and some light fruit.
Jow (2177) - New York, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Stagshead. Pours golden orange with white head. Nose of heather and some spice. Tastes u getbthe heather nicely and also honey, peach, agave, tea, pepper, coriander, and some bandaids. Pretty enjoyable
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Dirty amber, a little dark and dull, thin to moderate sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Soft floral nose, a little herbal and soapy in a way.   A little prickly on the tongue, soft heather, little hop
aspect.   Remains a bit herbal, slight earth tinge.   Seems like an American Pale that is light in hops, but has a floral and herbal nose that comes through very soft on the tongue.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   As
it warms it gets a bit more towards an American Pale in the hop bitterness comes out a bit more.   When I think Traditional I think of Hair of the Dog Adam.   This is not that big, but interesting in its own right.   Finishes
with a touch of floral and herbal aspects, perhaps a touch of lavendar.   I suppose there is also heather, but seems on the lighter side.   At least a little different from the norm.   Can’t shake that fancy soap stuff tho,
especially on the tongue.
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clear, deep orangish amber with a white one finger head that has good retention. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, light citrus, light grapefruit and pineapple. Flavor is citrus hops, sweet malt, light fruit and a spicy herbal flavor from the heather. Finishes sweet, citrusy and some hoppy prickly bitterness. Medium bodied with some creaminess.
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours cloudy orange with a small white head that dissipates quickly, and very little lacing.
smell is floral, a touch of spice, and a little malt.
taste is smooth, a touch of caramel, lawn clippings, some spice, some sweetness, and a little citrus. ends a little creamy and somewhat bitter.
cheap (4081) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
heather ale on tapat the bocktown monaca, nice place! Looks like pale lager with a pond scum head. Initially has a quite strong warming effect going down the throat. Almost flat. A little astringent in the persentation. Finish is medium medicinal alky linger. Can not really detect any spices in there which means it well designed.
jredmond (5352) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at blind tiger with Andrew and Brendan after with wintersun/eluveitie show. Pours an amber body with white lacing. Aroma is huge malt character and light sweet tea with honey. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of tea, sweet malts, light sugary fruit and honey. Light earthiness character overall.
mansquito (3416) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blind Tiger, NYC tap ($7.50): Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is earth, tea, malts, and sugar. Taste is somewhat sweet. Tastes similar to the Scottish heather ales. The heather gives it a nice earthy kick that balances well with the malty sweetness. ’Twas nice.