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Heather Ales Fraoch (Bottle)

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


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RATINGS: 1294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Bennymarley (4) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015 does not count
A very light golden ale, suprised me how mellow it was, light nose, light taste and palate and 5%! I wish I bought more now

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
26.1.2015. Very pale with yellowish hint. Plenty of herbs on the nose. Taste is also herbal, lemon, light malts. Its quite different.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmrmwel (1138) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
Old rating. Pours clear golden with a big head. Aroma is rather strange with herbs, flowers and heather, as well as old cellar, vegetables and sea side. Nice creamy body, with average carbonation. Flavour is sweet, with roasted malts and toffee, as well as notes of syrup and honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (679) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle - dark golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma of grass clippings and hay. Taste of wild flowers, grass and hay with a little yeast. Medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SimonD_Bel (10) - Liege, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2015
Blonde claire, légèrement trouble, mousse pratiquement inexistante. Bière plate, goût très particulier, plutôt acre, goût très floral, d’herbes, aromatisé. Vraiment particulier. Assez peu de longueur. Bière vraiment particulière et exceptionnel, mais pas réellement bonne. Curiosité à goûter tout de même.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonotono (55) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ordybill (414) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lello4ever (112) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBlueSky93 (275) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (971) - 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.

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