rauchbier (3503) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting flavours of perfume blackcurrant ginger malt and toothpaste, bright copper bronze colour with no head and a dry alcoholic aftertaste
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dry start to finish. Nice ’fizzy’ quality.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this. Ordinarily I have trouble straying outside the Reinheitsgebot - I love the idea of otherly flavored brews but usually am disappointed. This time I was pleasantly surprised - the botanical flavours include hops, but something else, like newly mown alfalfa - not offputting at all.
HighlanderOne (936) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This stuff definitely has a unique flavor. For some reason, I thought of dandelions as I drank this. It’s not a bad flavor, just different - an OK change of pace. This ale has a nice mouthfeel and a cloudy appearance.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber misty ale. Light floreal aroma. Herbal, the heather outstands. Hop-like final. I will not look for it.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, golden. Killer head. Very unassertive nose. Some sweetness and maybe a little of the floral aspect mentioned. Smooth, soft body,light floral and malty notes, slightly bitter. Not bad by any means.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2003 Re-rate:strange, this is nothing how i remember it. I previously gave it 3.8, but i had i on cask at the Kent Beer Festival, and it tasted like a completly different beer, thin and flowery, with a very strange flavour (can't pick it) which i guess is from the heather, strange.
joet (1993) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 26, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicate mild grassy and mineral aromas/flavors hauntingly akin to Coors. Dry, soft bitter flavors stretch into the finish. Enjoyable.
MrRain00 (37) - Columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2001
1.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
I saw all of the good comments and had to add my own. It smelled great, it looked great, it tasted like a flower. That’s not a compliment. The after-taste just about killed me. I hated this beer. Maybe it’s heather beers in general. It’s the only one I’ve ever had.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2001
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unique floral aroma and flavor. Personally, i think i like the aroma better than the taste. Overall, a very different but pretty good beer.