mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong fragrant aroma. Interesting orange, Orval-like colour but with a disappearing head. If I may say so, its flavour is almost as complex as Orval. It is sweet, it's a bit sour and it's a little bitter and a bit spicy. There is a short, dry finish but it has a thin texture. Very challenging, thanks Clark VV.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange beer. Foamy head only around the edge. Smells sweet like honey, cinnamon, nutmeg. The taste is dirty. Like grass and wet leaves in fall that have been raked into a pile and the snow has covered them all winter. Some bitterness in the flavor. A little citrus but nothing distinct. Dry finish. I'm not sure I'm a big fan of the Heather Ale Ltd.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, honey aroma. Amber in color, averaged sized head. It had a hopped. bready taste with sweet nutty malts topping it all off as it warmed.
ClarkVV (4003) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2005 Pours a clear, light yellow, with some hazy yellow tinges. Small rapidly dissipating white head. Mildly tart, mildly spicy aroma. Begins with a bitter juiciness followed by a drier light hops flavor. I can find little malt flavor here, though maybe some on finish as it warms, it is lightly sweet with a tiny nip of alcohol. Flavors of heather, I would imagine, as well as a flowery herbal essence. Begins very spritzy but softens up as it breathes. I’d be much more impressed if thisnt wasnt filtered.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with little head, disspating quickly. Sweet, floral spicy aroma. Malt and nut flavors with some bitterness. Fairly dry finish. Pretty good ale.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - OCT 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
beautiful sweet heather scented, nice lace head, rich sweet - medium spice - slight bitterness, pretty nice stuff
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy gold with fine white head. Sweet aroma. Nice malt/spice/floral flavor. Very dry finish with no hop favor. Very strange. Felt more like a dry white wine than beer. Very smooth with good body and mouthfeel.
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer could be likened to a dry white wine. I am not sure if it wasnt brewed with herbs/spices or if it was hops. Very floral in aroma and flavor. A very interesting beer to say the least. Also, very enjoyable. Structurally, the head was soft and foamy, the body crisp and clear and finish was sweet. A very well crafted beer that I wish was more accessable.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice thick head when poured that stayed for awhile and clinged to the side of the glass.Had flowery notes with some bitterness.Nothing that wowed me here
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the most unique ale I think I have ever had. Lots of sweet spices in the aroma and taste, cinnamon, nutmeg, perhaps some clover honey, but lots of ginger, almost a ginger ale like quality to this one. Strong wine like mouthfeel that is very dry in the finish.