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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cargo150 (420) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
Bière dorée avec un mince col blanc. Nez d’épices et de fruits. Me faisant penser a une cervoise c’est très léger en bouche. Une bière intéressante mais pas dans mes cordes!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmoosey (78) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a golden color with a white head. Smells of cinnamon, honey and herbs. Taste is sweet and hints of cinnamon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Habanero (2142) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2014
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy, pale golden with a small, lacing white head. Aroma of herbs, earthy and spicy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry. Medium bodied, watery to oily text. and soft carb. A little strange but quite OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (794) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle, pours hazy golden color, white head. Aroma is clove, cinnamon, honey, herbs. Taste is medium sweet, cinnamon, herbs, fresh flowers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (3791) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle, kindly shared by MisoW, many thanks. Hazy golden color with small head. Malt, honey, clove, cinnamon in aroma. Sweet malty taste with honey, herbs. Good, interesting beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmacleod75 (105) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
Poured golden colour with thin white head, and some lacing on glass. Light citrus aroma. Light body with mild citrus. Refreshing, well balanced. Nice malt flavour but balanced out with sweetness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Reviewed from notes on 9/27/10 A: Medium gold ale, touch cloudy. No head, no lacing. S: Smells like grain, citrus, skunk. Not impressive at all. T: Semi-sweet, hints of jasmine, muscat grapes. M: Beer is light in body with low/faint carbonation. Poorly done. D: This is a very poorly executed beer. Only saving grace is in the taste, but unfortunately all other aspects lack severely. Serving type: bottle 03-18-2011

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hman43 (222) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2013
The aroma is mostly of floral and grass smell. It is golden in color with a light bodied white head. It has a pleasant spice and floral taste to it. It’s a bit lively on the way down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle @ home … It pours clear dark golden with a small white head… hay, malt, floral, light bitter, light citrus…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SVD (408) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
0.5L bottle, pale/orange beer with a medium white head, aroma is herbs/spices, taste is a bit creamy, bit of sweetness, decent beer.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 123

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50