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

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RATINGS: 1273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kosmokrator (504) - ITALY - JUN 12, 2014
Limpido color oro con schiuma bianca poco persistente. Al naso è leggermente mielosa e floreale con un sentore erbaceo piuttosto confuso; al palato è dolciastra e fruttata ma evolve in fretta verso un amarognolo "medicinale". Corpo lieve, struttura debolmente oleosa, effervescenza debole. Non è fatta male ma non incontra il mio gusto.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
birraiolo (214) - ITALY - JUN 10, 2014
Bottiglia da 330 ml. Color oro con schiuma bianca, fine e di poca tenuta. Al naso offre poco, sentori di miele e lievito. Al palato palato delude un pò con sentori di crosta di pane iniziali, risulta un pò watery all’inizio e astringente sul finale amarognolo.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tinylightsrecs (231) - - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from Dobbies Garden Centre Newcastle. Pours pale yellow colour. Sweet, honeyed tinge. A little sickly

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (1823) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
500ml bottle at home. Pours gold, very subtle floral, honey, peach & malt with a lagery mouthfeel. Not great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Clear golden with white head. Aromas of heather, hops and honey. Taste light sweetness and light bitter. Finish sweet. Fairly thin..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2035) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose. Poured golden, with a thin white head and some lacing. Aroma of honey, herbs and perfume. Gentle malt flavours, some soft fruit and brown sugar. There’s very little bitterness, but no saccharine sweetness. Finish was chewy malt, caramel and light straw.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pricey290483 (386) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
quite liked this beer a nice easy drinker that has quite a floral taste with a nice hoppy finish well wort ha try

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorqui (2110) - Brescia, ITALY - MAY 21, 2014
Bottled 0,50L. Reddish amber color, braced aspect with foamy head of discreet resistance. Medium hazy aspect. Intence malty and cask aroma, fresh flowery nose. Medium smooth taste, soft malty palate, hop, and aged flower. Pleasant bitterish final.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (4882) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
light fresh heather aroma,yellow,hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, soft carbonation, nice heather finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DroolYeast (275) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
Aroma of honey. Clear yellow golden colour with tiny white head. Tiny lasting. Honey sweetness, light bitterness. Finish is almost missing. Little sweet. Watery texture. Medium carbonation.


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