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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Traditional Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered
Ingredients: Malts: British Pale Ale Malt, Cara Malt, Malted Wheat. Heather, Bogmyrtle.
The Brotherhood have been guardians of the ancient Gaelic recipe for "leann fraoich" (heather ale) since 1988 and are proud to be the only brewery still producing this unique style of beer and distributing it world wide. A light amber ale with floral peaty aroma, full malt character, and a spicy herbal finish - This beer allows you to literally pour 4000 years of Scottish history into a glass.
Into the boiling bree of malted barley, sweet gale and flowering heather are added, then after cooling slightly the hot ale is poured into a vat of fresh heather flowers where it infuses for an hour before being fermented.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kryon (2621) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2016
Pours clear pale yellow with medium white head Aromas of honey, herbs, sweet fruits Taste has sweet fruits, honey, hints of caramel, bread

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (3963) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
Pours clear golden with medium white head. Aroma of honey, lemon, heather and some more honey. Taste is sweet, very sweet, with a sweet finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkanu (50) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 16, 2016
50 cl bottle. Head is quite huge, on top of a lovely clear amber. Aroma is fresh, floral, very well balanced and a real pleasure to drink. Given the fact that it’s one of the oldest recipes in the world and it’s a really good beer (those who love very bitter drinks might think otherwise, though) it’s worth buying and trying. My two cents: it’s much better than the current overall rating!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3984) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2016
bottle from John Mays - Thanks! --- Floral wheat aroma, refreshing. Hazy medium amber color, white head that drops to a full cover, hanging strands of lace. Taste is malt and floral herbs and spice that adds light fizz and light hops on the way to a finish slowly moves back to malt and spice. A light brew, a little yeasty, too much of the herb/spice combo to be first rate.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alex_leit (2118) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 5, 2016
Bottle. Light golden color. Aroma: malty, grassy and a little honey. Taste: malt, honey, little needles or heather.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (224) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2016
I don’t understand the low rating on this one...I found it to be very good and I am a dark, heavy stout drinker so it really was a refreshing surprise for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle at the Eagle and Child in Oxford. Spicy, reminded my of ginger, and had a good malt backbone. I wasn’t blown away by this - it was alright, but didn’t shout class to me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Itstasty (42) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
Light golden colour, white head which dissipates but holds the glass side. Aroma is quite fresh but subtle. Taste likewise with grassy overtones and a background of light hops. No great lasting finish. Different.....

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dchad56 (335) - - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle - heavy initial carbonation giving only small white head. Clear light amber/yellow. Light french like aroma and feel - slight tang, ok on tongue and in mouth. Ok but just lacking final bit of umpf in taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear yellowish color. Aroma and taste are some spices and ginger.


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