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

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RATINGS: 1261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2006
Bottle. Pours a golden colour with a small white head. Fruity spicy aroma. Sweet malty spicy flavor with some herbal hints. Sweet malty finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31019) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a lacing white head. Mild spiced towards earthy aroma. Flavour is earthy and mildly ginger spiced. Ends mild spiced and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
A hazy orange beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma is quite spicy with lots of herbs, as well as notes of chocolate. The flavor is sweet with quite powerful notes of honey, but also notes of flowers, I seem to pick up roses, and herbs, but also some heather. The end is dry with the spicy honey lingering. I like this - I would have enjoyed living 4000 years ago, if this was what I was drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Presumably a historic ale from Scotland from times when heather rather than hops were used as bittering ingredient. Beautiful amber, filtered with a creamy head. Has some gingery notes, but it’s probably from the added sweet gale. A very interesting beer. 290804

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma with notes of malts. Fruity flavour with notes of malts. Hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2006
Bottled. Dark orangeish colour, small white head. Aroma is nails from conifer along with hops and malts. Flavour is malty and spicy with some harsh hoppiness in finish. Not very pleasant flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2006
Cask @ GBBF 2006. Pours a golden colour with a small white head. Fruity spicy aroma. Sweet malty spicy flavor with some herbal hints. Sweet malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14745) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
7th March 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Tangy and sweet beer with a definite floral tone and finish. Very nice.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14381) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2002
Amber misty ale. Light floreal aroma. Herbal, the heather outstands. Hop-like final. I will not look for it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 bottle at home... Golden orange colour ... Sweet fruity nose ... with honey and pine ... mellow fruit ... quite sweet ... honeyish ... little citric tones ... little pine resins. Rerate 3.6->3.8
,br> bottle at home .. bbf 0609 drunk 1210 ... golden orange ... thin white lacing... soft mellow resiny fruits ... dried apricot ... nose ... mellow fruits ... big blackcurrant ... little ovaltine malts ... little honey ... nice ... held up verry well .3.8


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