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


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RATINGS: 1269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (384) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Very pale cloudy yellow with a small white head. Nose is quite floral with some honey and grass as well as vanilla. Moderately sweet throughout with very light spice in the finish. Mouth is light and thin with soft carbonation. Nice and refreshing even if a little watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lillmuffin (84) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. golden colour. Aroma of ginger, taste as a sweeter ale. Vegetables, Plant, floral.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (992) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pours a clear golden color and littered with the largest amount of vegetable manner I’ve ever seen floating in a beer. Oaky vanilla on the nose with some grassy and citrusy hop noted earlier after the pour. Creamy mouthfeel with some carbonation on the rear of the palate. Sweet corn flavor, with a touch more of a sign of that oaky vanilla noted in the nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mgajdaczewa (552) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Czyściutki jak lager w aromacie z gdzieniegdzie pojawiającą się ziołowością i kwiatami. W smaku posmak gruitowy, ale niezbyt intensywny, czuć wrzos i iglaki, wszystko razem tworzy słabe wrażenie. Nuda.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franzen (331) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
Faint aroma but some heather and caramel can be noticed. Golden clear with white head. Sweet milky and smooth with heather gicing noticable contribution to the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2087) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Classic spice ale based on a 16th-century Scottish recipe, when heather was among the herbs used in beer before hops were generalized. In this case, fresh heather flowers are added to the mash. Original and interesting beer with thin, not stable, snow white head and orange blonde colour close to amber, lightly hazy after adding the deposit. Subtle aroma of caramel, orange peel, apple and clear spices, gale and heather, subjective impressions of vanilla, pine needles and mint. Spicy sweetish taste, impression of artisanal acacia honey, here and there some pungent spices, sweetish fruits, but rather thin finish; mouthfeel thin, soft and oily.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dem0niac (3) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
Interest, non-usual aroma with herbal hints. Body is not strong. On the mouth - mint and cranberry, strong caramel and chocolate notes, some nuts and cream on aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sblsimone85 (274) - USA - AUG 11, 2014
Ottima amber ale di stampo americana anche scozzese. Molto floreale e fruttato sia al naso che al gusto buona beverinità. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2244) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours a medium golden color with a finger of foam. Nose is light floral malt and some honey. Palate follows with a soft palate not a whole lot going on. Drinkable but uninteresting with a simple beer flavor. Grain, light faint bitterness and lingering floral grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moebbels (340) - FINLAND - JUL 26, 2014
A clear light orange body with a scimpy white head. Nose has herbal minty notes with some underlying malt characters. Taste is sweet with a minty herbal aftertaste. Carbonation and palate are medium. Overall quite nice and drinkable.

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