RobBestwick (590) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Floral and soil like aroma, copper hue with a small white head, malty and earthy with herb/spice undertones, wine like texture, interesting but not my cup of tea.
thedm (4952) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew poured a small sized head of fine to medium sized off white bubbles. It has a cloudy amber brown body with some carbonation clinging to the side of the glass. It had a smooth malty initial taste with some, but not much tang to the finish. It was very smooth with a good full bodied flavor.
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew poured a medium head and it left a good lacing on the side of my mug. To me it had a fruity, citrusy aroma to it. It had a cloudy appearance. It had a bitter taste to it and it left an aftertaste. I was not overly impressed with this brew.
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber orage with a thin head. I was pleasantly suprised by the heather aroma and flavor. Slightly sweet, but not in the typically Scottish/malty sense. I though it would be very subtle. An unusual and satisfying brew.
nick35 (12) - USA - APR 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A great surprise: heather frangrance is like Saaz hops, rich and floral. It took a few sips to not miss the bitterness (which is slightly vegetal). Imagine a massively dry-hopped, low-bitterness scottish ale. Nice.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2003
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tastes like weeds (heather). Not too great - definitely not a sipping beer.
freekyp (1503) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very floral nose. Light amber with little head. Dry, winey finish. Acidic floral flavor.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured cloudy orange/yellow with barely a whitehead. Smells like cat urine and malt. Very different flavor, floral taste.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The color of onion skin and a lacing head that has now dissapated. Aroma is similar to cat piss. I don't know what that is, but it is also flowery and a touch malty. A flavor of flowers and a hint of chocolate, some spices and a decent bitterness. A dry finish. Overall not too pleasant...but, worth trying for something completely different.
trubucho (20) - PAKISTAN - MAR 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The strange aroma is ... strange ... but thats alright ... it pours a hazy orangeish-brown with no head ...
it feels fine in the mouth ... light and refreshing ...
the flavor is the real story here ... very floral, sweet and refreshing ... i can imagine the taste would be hit-or-miss for most people, but its definitely unique and refreshing ...
a think a lot of the lower reviews here are from people were expecting it to taste like something they usually buy ... but c'mon, how can you pass up the chance to try brewed heather?