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

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RATINGS: 1262   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkinWell (265) - - APR 28, 2014
Pours a clear, golden amber. No head or lacing. Some spices and citrus on the nose. Straw, coriander, orange peel, lemon. Fairly sweet, not much body, no bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (347) - POLAND - APR 26, 2014
Aroma: herbs and earthy notes. Appearance: hazy straw color, nice white head. Taste: nice medium bitterness (herbs), earthy, herbal and floral, refreshing. Palate: medium body and high carbonation, nice herbal bitter finish. Overall: Very interesting beer. Nice combination of herbs and classical English hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2263) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
7/26/2010. From bottle. Golden yellow with a white head. sweet and floral aromas with similar flavors. Spices and malt shows well. an interesting brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
Clear golden pour. Fairly persistent lacy head. Floral nose. No hop aroma. Faint bready malt aroma. Fairly sweet flavor. Thin bodied. Interesting ale, although nothing really stands out about it.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommyhannon (8) - dunmore. county galway, IRELAND - APR 19, 2014 does not count
Interesting one here. Mossy peaty aromas make a complementary prelude to the age old wizened flavours of spice,honey, mead and lemon as we finish off on heathery downs.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2014
Bottle @ The Vintage, Leith. Pours golden with a very slight head almost no carbonation. Smell and taste almost the same with sweetness being the forward note. A hint of cat litter tray about the nose as well, but not in a bad way, ok just too sweet for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (7610) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, floral, grass and a little caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7397) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig fruchtig, würzig, Karamell. Geschmack leicht röstmalzig, Gewürze, Karamell, fruchtig.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elbernays (501) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 5, 2014
Pours amber with thin head. Heather sweet nose. Herbal Heather flavour with sweet finish. Finish is short and there is not much else going on apart from a bit of Heather.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (637) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33CL. Superbes arômes floraux type bruyère parfaitement équilibrés. Un régal, à goûter absolument !


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