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

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RATINGS: 1251   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.


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
danilh (4) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2014 does not count
God øl. Let kulsyre. Lidt sødlig meget rund og let drikkelig. God øl til en sommerdag.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (768) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2014
Botella de 50 cl en el lúpulo. Julio de 2012. Aromas y sabores bastante herbáceos. Cuerpo ligero con 5 vol muy fácil de beber. Interesante por su gran carga de hierbas y arbustos. Para repetir sin problema por original.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Clear golden pour. Fairly persistent lacy head. Floral nose. No hop aroma. Faint bready malt aroma. Fairly sweet flavor. I’m unsure what heather glowers taste like, but a slight herbal finish might be from that source. Thin bodied. Interesting ale, although nothing really stands out about it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sdmmb (678) - USA - JAN 28, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle. Rather watery beer with strange after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaStranger (128) - - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle from online beershop. Pours a light yellow with little head. Smells sweet and flower-like. Tastes sweet,flowers and herbs. A little too watery at times perhaps,but a very nice beer.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Pours yellow with small foamy white head, doughy aroma, low carbonation, tastes pretty weak, abrupt finish. Interestinmg description but disappointing product.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (919) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden/amber with finger thick white head. Aroma: Floral, spice and herb. Taste: Low/medium sweet and sourness, low bitterness. Palate: Thin smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt dry herby, spicy finish. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2oz sample at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Pours golden in color with a foamy white head. Aroma of floral hops and grain. Taste is grainy, slightly salty, floral, with light citrus notes.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (506) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
This is a nice beer. Interesting heather taste. Very pale colour, with slight head. Nice to try a beer without the hops. Not that I don’t like hops. Just a nice change.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (427) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Poured from 330mL bottle. Cloudy pale yellow with very minimal white head. Herbal, cereal aroma. Flavour starts with cereal followed by tea flavours of mint and chamomile with a touch of sweetness at the end. Fairly light body. Taste is quite interesting.


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