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

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RATINGS: 1277   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.


mutz's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mutz (641) - - JUL 22, 2013
Blond bier, redelijke plakkerige kraag. Aroma : lichtmout, yoghurt. Smaakt op een op andere manier wat planterig, kruidig. Niet veel body, weinig koolzuur. Weinig bitter.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtronSeige (704) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3563) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden orange, nose is floral, resinous, taste is light, sweet and flowery.

3.4
   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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2758) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Erzengel (3553) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
Geruch süßlich-blumig, schöne Bernsteinfarbe, leicht trüber Eindruck. Der Antrunk ist mild-süffig, leicht süßlich. Im Hauptteil ist das Bier leicht wässrig. Blumige Süße spürbar. Keine Herbe vorhanden. Auf der Zunge bleibt eine wässrig-fade Note mit ganz leicht süßlichem Touch. 10/12/6/8

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spacecube (972) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
500ml bottle, pours clear golden brown, aroma is light mats, star anise and cardomon stye spice overpowering any hop flavours. Light body, soft carbonation. Unusual, but a bit of a novelty really.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4099) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2014
330ml bottle [Thanx to Nico and Alex]. Hazy golden colour with small, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Spicy and herbal aroma, hints of almond biscuit (Spekulatius), a floral touch. Taste is floral and minimally dry herbal, minimally sweet pale malty basis, a touch of sugar powder, dextrose.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
budedou (430) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - NOV 5, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaril (36) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2014
Pours clear light Amber with fine white cloudy head. Aroma is slightly metallic herbal grass. Tastes light fresh mostly impacting the back of the palate with a sort of leafy bitterness (but different to hops bitterness...) I drank this on a 30*c evening and it went down very quickly.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sirus (10) - - OCT 16, 2014
I picked up a Christmas special of Fraock brews to see what it was like. I now buy every one on the shelf when it comes in. An amazingly different beer that pushes the boundaries of current beer tastes. Fruity, mossy, earthy and a bit spicy with an amazingly complex taste. Seasonal here in Canada but wish it was more commercially available.


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