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


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RATINGS: 1326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnicolaescu (1438) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (1587) - SPAIN - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, Espańa. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, spicy, slightly hoppy and resinous / Malta, especiado, ligeramente a lupulo y resinoso.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KoNrRiI (860) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
0.33 bottle. Clear, pale gold color and a small, white head. Aroma is quite delicate: pale malts, ginger, delicate peat. Taste is also unimposing with ginger taking the prime and then very subtle herbal notes. Light body, slick texture, and a very soft carbonation. Finish is medium long and again suffused with ginger. Overall the beer seems to be one thing and its deScription another; it could do well if heather was more prominent and ginger reduced a tad. Nobody said old recipes are best recipes but I do admire the resurrection of an ancient style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IOzh (25) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - NOV 20, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours orange with small head. Aroma is all floral. Light body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet floral with a bit of bitterness at the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Procent (379) - POLAND - NOV 16, 2015
Huczne zapowiedzi na etykiecie i przeciętne doznania z picia. smakuje jak przeciętny Ale - niska goryczka, mocno słodowe, Jeśli rzeczywiście są te ziołowe dodatki, to dobrze ukryte. Bez szału, ale i bez wad w sumie. Nijakie.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
hatzer (36) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
An appalling excuse for a beer with dogmeat notes, skiddy knicker aroma and a good element of sweaty sock dish water. Good condition considering its repugnant and unkind taste. Had better tastes in my mouth on a stag do in scumthorpe!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Padedze (8) - - OCT 28, 2015 does not count
I can drink this beer all day but not as a beer. It has a low mouth feel. Very watery in nature and lightly floral in aroma. Not too carbonated with a light colour. So why such a low score? Well it is sweet, floral and light but for me it is crying out for a hoppy bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lokis333 (157) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - OCT 14, 2015
Pale golden color with small white foam. Aroma of... something plant like? Very hard to describe but nice. Palete full body, ritch and light in a way. Taste of malt, plants probably heather, pine in a way. Somewhat sweet and bitter at the same time. Overall very good beer, just find it hard to describe. Definatly give it a try if you can.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Salwal (168) - GERMANY - OCT 2, 2015
From the bottle, pours clear orange with little to no head. Nose is sour and lightly floral. Taste is watery sour with little to no bitterness. Boozy notes and grassy finish. Not impressiv...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle from Tesco, Brighouse. Amber coloured with a thin head. Fruit hopped, although arguably understated. Light and easy drinking in the main, it has a very small fizz in the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrJamesMcEwan (197) - SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2015
* Bottle. Pours gold, clear, with an off-white head. * Aroma is floral, peaty, malts & slight spice. * Palate is light body, low carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is malty, heather, floral, sweet & slightly hoppy. * Finish is dry, spicy, herbal. * Overall a malty, floral & sweet.

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