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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%
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.


dnicolaescu's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnicolaescu (1279) - Chișinău, - MAY 31, 2013
Spuma: off-white, medium, creamy, avg. retention. Colour: golden, clear. Aroma: heather?, malty, slight sourness. Taste: malt sweetness, herbs, some slight sourness, ultra-weak sourness.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weordie (322) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Pours burnt copper with almost no head at all. A lot of honey in the aroma. A bit of honey in the taste, some heather, a good bit of malt. It’s a mediocre beer but drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
overtheline (82) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
500 ml bottle pours very clear gold. Nose is subtle, sweet flowers and honey. Great flavours on taste. Interesting note that I am guessing is the bog myrtle. Not much off the hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsurkan_sergey (68) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - JUL 12, 2015
traditional ales - also a part of various malt (barley, wheat). Aroma hops compared withother ales from Williams Brothers - rather weak. Very delicate beer. Long wondered what kind of grass is in the taste - Eucalyptus? tarragon? later I read online that this is Heather.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (1868) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2015
Hazy golden colour with small off-white head that last a couple of seconds with a thin lacing. Aroma is floral and malty, hints of spicy. Taste is also floral and a bit hoppy and sweet, hints of burned sugar. Low carbonation and medium body with a sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickel (615) - - JUN 10, 2015
Aroma of malt and grass. Some notes of sweet honey. Taste of malt. Rather bitter. Dry finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1234) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Anaranjada y turbia con espuma escasa. Aroma marcadamente floral. Buen cuerpo y sabor malteado, algo dulce y con un predominio final bastante destacado de flores y menta. Receta milenaria basada en flores de brezo. Diferente.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (3634) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2015
500ml bottle at home, source unknown, caramel malt aroma, clear golden, very thin bubbly head, no lacing, some honey sweetness and caramel, oily, soft carbonation

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cokemonkey11 (181) - - MAY 25, 2015
Brown bottle, 500ml, tesco. Pours medium golden hazy transparent with a thin gray head subsiding quickly. Scent is flowers, apples. Taste is slightly sour, musky, syrupy. Finish is slimy. Decent

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scotbrew (54) - - MAY 22, 2015
Light golden colour. Nose is quite mild, some aroma of grapes and white wine. Taste is quite sweet, light bodied and refreshing. Not bad, semi interesting alternative to lager.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (1665) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 20, 2015
Couleur légèrement ambrée, beau col de mousse blanche. Nez leger sucré et herbes. Gout d’infusion de miel, legère d’herbes et plantes aromatiques, menthe, note gingembre, réglisse. Corps moyen. Pas courante, pas trop mal.


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