DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-brown beer with small head. Hazy.
Fruity aroma with tones of mint.
Fruity flavour with tones of red jelly candy, spices and black pepper.
Reid (2235) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I got this in a 11.2 oz slim brown bottle with an ancient Pictish style label had a freshness date of Dec 2004.
The appearance is good a darkish honey brown but nothing too special small head that leaves a tiny halo of lace round the edge.
Smell is surprisinglly malty with a backing of a fresh rain scent.
Thetase is deceptivlly sweet..thats what you taste first then you get a real strong "scotch whisky"/ aftertaste peaty a wee bit even..very nice
Feels good in the mouth not too much carbonation...and is very drinkable in my opinion
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 (1290) - 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 (5214) - 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 (1054) - 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.