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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1310   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.


trubucho's rating

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trubucho (20) - - MAR 25, 2003
The strange aroma is ... strange ... but thats alright ... it pours a hazy orangeish-brown with no head ... it feels fine in the mouth ... light and refreshing ... the flavor is the real story here ... very floral, sweet and refreshing ... i can imagine the taste would be hit-or-miss for most people, but its definitely unique and refreshing ... a think a lot of the lower reviews here are from people were expecting it to taste like something they usually buy ... but c'mon, how can you pass up the chance to try brewed heather?


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (1843) - 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 (612) - - 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 (1160) - 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 (3560) - 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 (30) - - 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 (1621) - 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.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cam_Dynamite (94) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
I hate this. Don't wanna be a dick but I also don't wanna rate this. I have a great tracksuit on.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Light amber colour with white foam. Aroma is floral, lots of fruits and yeast. Tastes malty, with honey, caramel and a bit of spices. Creamy mouthfeel, very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paolo71 (108) - Alviano, ITALY - APR 30, 2015
White head, not very persistent. Golden yellow, a bit cloudy. Not very intense and persistent at nose. Malt, red fruits, herbal. Not very carbonated. Sweet more intense than bitter


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