GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2003 pale golden body with moderate carbonation. Lots of toasted barley in the nose, followed by sweet floral notes. Had a woody dry finish, balanced well. Well carbonated palate. Sugary sweet at first & a flowery sweetness prevails. this stuff and salted bavarian pretzles would be great all night long. Re-rate 6/03/03: floral, creamy, buttered crackers, a hint of chamomile. biscuty and real floral. dry, astringent, clean and citrucy. very refreshing
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quick, mild, heather, honeysuckle aroma.hazy copper appearance.Dry heather,gingerbread flavor and finish.
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed the refreshing taste of this beer. It is very flowery and it went down fairly smooth.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 7, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy orange colour, spicey aroma, hints of cloves. Mild bitteness.
fly (1394) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Guess the part of me that loves history is glad that this is made, but beyond that I can’t see muchin this. not offensive, but not much to it. Rather lacking in many respects.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light, you have to let this warm considerably before you can really taste much of anything. Lightly floral and the sweet taste of the heather blends nicely with the malt, but the finish is extremely unimpressionable. Two seconds after taking a sip I’ve forgotten what the hell I just drank. Something funky in the smell (I will refrain from saying what I really think it smells like), kind of musky and sweet at the same time - almost fungal. Towards the end of the glass it’s very watery and there is little more than this musty fungal flavor in the mix. Interesting...but not that great.
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fraoch (Gaelic for Heather) is reportedly been made for 4000years. Luckily, my sample was somewhat younger than that. really has a floral nose to it and a earthy malty flavour. A sweet after taste follows. Certainly different.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep golden. head is foamy and attractive, but doesn’t last. caramelly, flowery, slightly spicy aroma. heather flowers are an interesting change as the role of hops. tasty.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 23, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very little head despite a lot of carbonation. Aroma was fruity-sweet and taste was similarly fruity with a bit of malt. Aftertaste was very dry - almost wine like. An interesting beer, but also easily forgettable.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Lagerish appearance with little bubbles floating to the top like willy wonka's friend charlie chasing the fizzy lifting drink, head was, uh, I forgot, it disappeared too quickly, aroma was a damn strange sweetness with hoppy round-a-bouts, flowers definately dominated my first impression of the flavor, very reminiscent of pine needles and after the initial sip I noticed the pine/flowerness in the aroma, Very floral and unique in a good way, Overall impression is: PINEY
Re-Rate: Burnt grizzleness was all over the aroma, the flavor and the finish?? It still contributed to a unique experience though, so I cannot be too cruel..