Picaroons Plaid To The Bone
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Brewed by Northampton Brewing Co. (NB)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Fredericton, Canada


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Plaid to the Bone Heather Ale is a 4.5% abv ale made with heather tips and flowers created especially for the upcoming New Brunswick Highland Games Festival.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swiseman (427) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, - JUL 2, 2013
pours a pale yellow with thin, quickly dissipating head. light carbonation. aromas of flowers and bread. light mouthfeel with lots of yeast and mild hops. finishes with some bitterness. excellent summer thirst-quencher. very similar to their blonde ale with a bit more flowery-hop taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
plaugher (174) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
500ml bottle into an English pint. Pours a hazy straw with a lasting white head and some lacing. Grassy nose; a bit of honey perhaps? Sickly sweet flavour, with a rather unpleasant tang of an aftertaste, sticky on the palate. Light carbonation. Not a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wolffish (197) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
Au premier coup d’œil, on dirait que je viens de me verser un beau grand verre de jus de pomme. Cette bière n’est pas superbe à voir et ne goûte presque rien. Désolé ;(

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AlainG (1247) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Une blonde limpide qui voit sa mousse rapetisser plutôt rapidement. Ça sent la crème, ou encore le beurre et d’un point de vue plus plaisant, les fleurs. C’est aussi fruité par moment. Le goût ressemble beaucoup aux arômes, avec par contre, quelque chose qui semble artificiel .ÇA peut rappeler certains jus de pommes ou de fruits variés. Pas désagréable, mais pas authentique. (1163-020814)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
johnnnniee (2318) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from the brewery store in Frederickton, shared with the BFD crew. Pours a fairly clear medium golden color with a decent off white head. Aromas of butter and toffee dominate the aroma and flavor. Light burnt caramel flavor. Little to no spice. There’s supposed to be heather in here but honestly there is so much diacetyl in my glass I can’t find much else. Not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (317) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
A fun, special offering from Picaroon’s. A zazzy, peppy palate make this tart, vinous refreshment a grand ol’ time. It smells of honey, flowers and wheat and the head is light and thin resting on a pale straw-yellow liquid, A nice, different tasting plug.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hidden_Pooch (320) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
A lot going on with this beer. Poured a hazy straw with no head. Aroma was of honey, wheat, and floral. Tasted of honey, wheat and somewhat vinous. Mouth feel was very interesting as it flat, but also puckered your mouth. The body was a lot heavier than its colour lets on. Not something I would drink often, but quite interesting indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8497) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Pale golden, lightly hazy with a thin white head. The nose is quite spice with lots of floral heather character. A bit of wheaty flavour along with a softly fruity backbone. Quite well integrated - particularly at this low ABV. Slightly dusty but in an interesting way. I quite enjoyed this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1114) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Shared to me via Atheist_Peace. Pours a hazy golden colour with good head retention. Aromatic aroma and flowery but there is some yeast or honey like note in there, also caramel and malts. Medium to light body, I do get some weird yeastyness on the palate as well as some sourness .Other than some malts and some honey there isnt much here. Glad I tried it none the less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atheist_Peace (954) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Hazy dark golden pour with a good amount of head that sticks around amply. Nose has floral and caramel notes and not much else really. More of the same on the palate with a certain tangy sourness that I’m not convinced is supposed to be there but does add an interesting dimension. Interesting but I doubt I’ll ever drink this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2158) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Clear golden pour with a frothy white head. Fresh aromatic, heather honey aroma. Crisp texture. A little weak in body but very refreshing. Sweet honey, hint of heather in flavour. Nice beer.

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