BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer looks pink as it is poured, the body settles into a salmon orange color with full carbonation and a fluff head that dies down to a fine head after a sip or two. Piercing sweet aroma of swirling pilsner and indistinct blend of qualities with notes of unbalance--this aroma improves and becomes more resolved after it airs for a bit. Subtle malt body with refined flowery extracts that are the dominant flavor. Smooth and vernal, this beer has a light finish, relatively absent of bitterness until a last offnote or two of unbalance at the end of the glass. While this delicate brew is not a favorite of mine, I can appreciate the intention. Orange-water like (without the citrusness) iin some respects, this is a feint and fey ale that conjures up scottish lore.
Aggie80 (776) - Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Weak head, nice color with good golden brown. A bit fruity in taste, solid hop background without being too overwhelming.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the easiest of the Heather Ales to get in my area. It pours out a nice golden color with a nice light tan head. A nice hops aroma to it and other aromas that might be the heather. Intesting body to it, slightly fizzy due to the clearly evident higher level of carbination. Seems a bit cloudy, but it may be due to that.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light, ’springy’, grassy, floral. thin body, tangy-tartness. refreshing. adventurous brew of nice quality
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 Very unique flavor. Similar flavors to Belgian Wit"s I"ve tried minus the orange/citrus hints. Hints of cloves, fruity and very floral, even a bit grassy. HighlanderOne is onto something with the dandelions reference. Definitely worth trying.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet citrus and hops smell. Hazy apricot colour, pours a big head. Very hoppy tasting with some malt sweetness. Creamy rich texture, good tongue tingle. Really good.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
orange colour, fine head, nice lace, herbal with light smokey notes, medium-bodied, quite neutral flavour, smooth, dry and slightly spicy finish
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yes, a hopshead nightmare. Taste the malt and try to understand early brewing with this one. Hops have become the norm, but were not always present in the past. How sweet, sour and sickening were beers with no bittering? The slight floral aroma and bitterness from the heather make this beer very interesting and enjoyable.
aracauna (2923) - Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a very interesting beer. Very malty. The heather flowers apparently aren’t very bitter, but they do lend a very subtle floral quality to the taste. I’d be willing to drink this again I think. Very interesting beer. It was a surprising find. I just happened upon it at a liquor store I frenquent and there was one bottle sitting there. I had never seen it before.
Suttree (4736) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very subtle favor, so don’t try after a night of IPA or stout drinking. tart, leans toward sour. thin mouth feel. worthy trying, if only to drink something a little different.