Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This ale tasted like I suspected, bitter, malty bit acidic aftertaste. It had decent head. Despite all the positives it failed to impress me. Thanks Doug !!!
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2004 Very interesting. Slightly sweet malty lager-like aroma. Lightly sweet malt with floral and apple flavors.
PieTaster (32) - Humpton, California, USA - SEP 21, 2002
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love this beer. Light to medium body, semi sweet maltiness, covered with a lovely floral accent. Proof is in the pudding. It doesn’t have to have a million frickin’ IBU’s to be good.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tough to describe this one - it’s not beer, it’s an ale (Heather Ale Ltd. makes this distinction), so the usual descriptors don’t apply. It’s not bad, not great either, very different though. Definitely worth trying at least once.
SilkTork (5163) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2012
2003 Bottle. Fascinating - a complex honey-floral nose, then a wonderful warm, sweet, foxy, honeyed taste with a dark malt, slightly bitter after taste. Mmmmm. [3.2]
July, 2012 500ml brown glass bottle from Morrisons. Dry biscuit malt with a mild toffee and honey sweetness. Very faint lavender notes. Soft lingering bitterness similar to that of hops. If you didn’t know, you wouldn’t be aware there’s no hops. An OK beer - quite drinkable. Only remarkable because it is assumed not to have hops - though that is not made clear. It might use heather as well as hops. [2.9]
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bundle of sweaty socks, algae infested lake water, and cheddar cheese hit the nose. An ordinary look of gold and a thin head, and not a whole lot of carbonation. A distinct flavor envelope that I really don’t care for. Hints of dandelion bitter blend with a sugar substitute ending. Intriguing, but not my thing.
Panzuriel (1283) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hmmmm, Heather Ale. Ummmm, different. Very different. Full flavor. Nice Malt. Dry floral tasting/smelling. Different. Very different.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unique floral spiciness from the heather
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2003 This beer really rocks.
No time to write very much about it. However, I love Scotch Ales and this is on of my favorites. Just go buy a bottle and give it a try. The heather adds an interesting twist to this malty brew.