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..
pilsnerrogge (2503) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pine aroma. Stinging, reisiny flavour. Sweet and unbalanced finish. Just because it tastes "different" doesn’t mean that it is good!
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost the color of a hefe-weizen. Very sweet, floral aroma. Nice head on pour. Very little lacing. Pleasing flavor with almost no aftertaste. Definitely a "summer" type beer.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is very crisp and light. It has a very sweet, honey-like aroma and the flavor definetly has the essence of heather flowers. I agree with notalush, I’d buy it again in warmer weather.
notalush (4872) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very light and drinkable ale, with an inviting, floral aroma, and a wheaty, slightly malty flavor that contains just a hint of flowers (which I am assuming is the "heather" aspect to this beer). I’ll buy this beer again, but probably for light, summer drinking.
Indra (2621) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly flowery, yeasty, fruity, earthy aroma with a hint of honey-toasted malt. Hazy orange-copper color with a decent head and very fine effervescence. Heather really comes through on the flavor, where it combines with the estery yeast and lightly toasted, lightly sweet maltiness. Light to medium bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel and a citrusy, herbal, dryish finish. It had been quite a while since the last time I had this ale. I missed it..