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Heather Ales Fraoch (Bottle)

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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Traditional Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

bottled
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on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle: Filtered
Ingredients: Malts: British Pale Ale Malt, Cara Malt, Malted Wheat. Heather, Bogmyrtle.
The Brotherhood have been guardians of the ancient Gaelic recipe for "leann fraoich" (heather ale) since 1988 and are proud to be the only brewery still producing this unique style of beer and distributing it world wide. A light amber ale with floral peaty aroma, full malt character, and a spicy herbal finish - This beer allows you to literally pour 4000 years of Scottish history into a glass.
Into the boiling bree of malted barley, sweet gale and flowering heather are added, then after cooling slightly the hot ale is poured into a vat of fresh heather flowers where it infuses for an hour before being fermented.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonotono (33) - torino, ITALY - MAR 2, 2015
Bottiglia, 33cl. Colore biondo, leggermente torbido. Odore e sapore di erba, speziato, astringente, strano. Idea interessante, ma risultato non del tutto gradevole, per il mio palato.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ordybill (327) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Poured from a 500 CL bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- I could smell the barley and a soft floral aroma. Appearance- This beer is a murky golden color and has zero head when poured. Taste- A rather basic brew, nothing very memorable but not bad. Palate- This is a medium to light bodied beer with minimum carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall- It was OK, I think I need to give it another try and see if I missed out on this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lello4ever (103) - ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
Una birra che riprende una tradizionale ricetta scozzese, per la produzione di una ale con malto pale ale ed erica (heather) tra le erbe utilizzate. Si presenta di un dorato scuro, abbastanza limpida e con un bianco e sottile cappello di schiuma compatto. Molto delicata al naso, risulta quasi assente l’odore amaro a favore del dolce del malto e del floreale delle erbe. Il sapore è prettamente di malto, molto beverina e leggera, poco carbonata. Birra ok, non eccezionale all’assaggio ma in ogni caso godibile e rinfrescante.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBlueSky93 (259) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from Cellar Door, Four Oaks. Pours Pale Yellow-very clear. Light carbonation, no head really. Aroma of malt, floral, honey, almost a marinating sauce-ribs or lamb-hard to put my finger on it exactly. Taste of strong malt then grass, then wheat with a touch of honey at the end. Very nice!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (943) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Cloudy and yellow. Aroma of feathers, flowers and dandelions. No really it’s fluffy. Wheat, malt, herbs. Slight acidic tone before it’s mulled out by the soil grown properties.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cerbier (341) - - FEB 3, 2015
0,33l Flasche. Gelboranges Bier, kaum Schaum. Riecht erfrischend fruchtig nach Ananas. Schmeckt auch so, angenehmer Geschmack nach Ananas und Lemongras.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (133) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015 Bottle. Pours a clear pale golden colour with small white head. Aroma is sweet resin from the bog myrtle, honey, rose and floral malt. Taste is floral, malty with tones of honey, pepper and spice. Light bodied and medium carbonation with a spicy, peppery finish. Can taste the heather in the finish too. Nice, one pint is enough though.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1502) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
bottled ; BIg spice nose -floral , like spiced aromatics -bit of honey too , maybe oranges . Looks like a low boost golden ale ; Dranks without the vibrant vibe of the aroma ,more mild . notes of heather , spice , rich malt , currant buns or something . interesting

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mahkus (50) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Full, rounded taste. Even sweet going down. Interesting flavours that must be the heather or bogmyrtle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
christhoel (263) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
The pour is a clear deep orange or amber, if you so desire, the head is a creamy beige, fair lace. Nose is earthy, heather, peat like tones also present. Front somewhat sweet, the top light, the finish is lightly carbonated, dry, a different taste, not unpleasant, but I miss the hops, and the bite, but still for something different, give it a try.


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