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


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RATINGS: 1256   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2003
Although hopless, the finish is dry, nice and the beer is a refreshing escape from the ordianry. Obviously a very floral aroma. Quite unique and I respect that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2003
sweet & spicy aroma. Pours a golden yellow and has a slight cloudiness, mild carbonation and weak head. Not much in the way of the palate until the end. Finishes slightly sweet and a bit hoppy. I'd drink this again, as opposed to their Grozet, which was sub-par.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2003
Nice aroma. I like a beer that calls out to you like a genie when you uncap it. Slightly cloudy. Does almost look like a cider. Smooth palate. Kind of like a tame Belgian without the alcohol or deeper flavour characteristics. Although lighter, the spiciness and heather flavours are intriguing and make it worth buying another bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Has a cloudy light cider look and a fruity smell. Taste is of malt/fruit and finishes with a slight bitterness. Overall not a bad beer, but I would not drink it on a regular basis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2003
Earthy, heather, peat smoke, elegant flower-like aroma, medium bodied, dry no hop aroma, but some in the flavour profile.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
Floral nose and aftertaste, but what else can you expect from a Heather flower ale. Maybe its an aquired taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brewster (29) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2003
Certainly different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2003
good malty beer. dry and rather headless. worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2002
earthy without the smokey taste.not alot of flavour,but what there is I like,finishes slightly citric or fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2002
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

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