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


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RATINGS: 1313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (591) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2015 Bottle. Pours a clear pale golden colour with small white head. Aroma is sweet resin from the bog myrtle, honey, rose and floral malt. Taste is floral, malty with tones of honey, pepper and spice. Light bodied and medium carbonation with a spicy, peppery finish. Can taste the heather in the finish too. Nice, one pint is enough though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
bottled ; BIg spice nose -floral , like spiced aromatics -bit of honey too , maybe oranges . Looks like a low boost golden ale ; Dranks without the vibrant vibe of the aroma ,more mild . notes of heather , spice , rich malt , currant buns or something . interesting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mahkus (79) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Full, rounded taste. Even sweet going down. Interesting flavours that must be the heather or bogmyrtle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
The pour is a clear deep orange or amber, if you so desire, the head is a creamy beige, fair lace. Nose is earthy, heather, peat like tones also present. Front somewhat sweet, the top light, the finish is lightly carbonated, dry, a different taste, not unpleasant, but I miss the hops, and the bite, but still for something different, give it a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanEric (1126) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
Blinde. Small head. Gingery herbal aroma and taste. Fine bubbles. Smooth maybe a bit too gingery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HampshirePhil (216) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
330ml bottle - Frothy white big head, slow carbonation but smooth creamy taste. No heather on the nose or palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtronSeige (964) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 14, 2014
Aroma: Medium lemon, sweet, Light herb. Appearance: Clear, golden body with light rose hues. Large white head. Good retention, lacing. Flavour: Medium lemon, light herb. Medium-light malt, bready. Medium dry finish with lingering lemon. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation, slight carbonic sting. Overall: Very nice. Can do with a bit less carbonation. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 21A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6470) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden orange, nose is floral, resinous, taste is light, sweet and flowery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pecksheeh (20) - IRELAND - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Golden / amber with haze. White head. earthy, spicy tones with malty backbone. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2014
It poured a pale golden color with a white head. The aroma was of herbs, earthiness and spicy notes. The taste was dry with a medium body, watery to oily texture and soft carbonation. Different.

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