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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Based on a 3,000 year old recipe, this award winning ale may be the most interesting ale you’ve ever had! Made with no hops but with heather tips.


beerbrat99's rating

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, - JAN 20, 2008
Draft. Hazy amber color, looks a bit dirty. No head and no lacing. Aroma of caramel malts, pine and juniper berries. Taste is of juniper, butter and earthy mineral character. An interesting idea for a beer but not very as drinkable as I hoped.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2009
Tap@Brewpub. Fruity and sweet aroma. Amber colour, off-white head, good lace. Sweet, light bitter, fruity, light floral, caramel, hint of jasmine. Sticky mouthfeel. Flavourful and easy going.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Tap... Poured red with a thin head that faded immediately. Really sweet with brown sugars and candy on the nose. Mild carbonation on the palate and cough syrup like flavors up front. Eventually it created a sweet Jello like flavor towards the finish (that must have been the heather tips taking over). The malt was the only give away that this was a beer. Otherwise it would have been just like carbonated, awkward fruit juice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Orange pour with a thin head. Aromas of light grainy malts, a touch of weird spice. Not too strong actually. Light grainy sweetness with a funny spice in the finish. Very uninteresting, not much going on, at least it was made well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Draught. Nose is the mild floral sweetness of heather. Cloudy orange-brown with a thin white head. Flavor is smooth and balanced, lightly sweet, floral, and just a faint hint of oranges. Finishes somewhat bland. Very easy-drinking.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29285) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2008
Draft. An amber beer with a rim of beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of brewmash, while the flavor is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
skoisirius (1715) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2008
On tap @ Brouwer’s. Not an enjoyable experience...quite flat, and somewhat flavorless. Traces of heather are definitely detectable, but not to be note worthy at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2008
4th Brewery 07-08 Brew Trip with Bikesandbeer. Pours orange with a sweet nose. Taste is also sweet, and light and generally pretty nice with a little bite.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Tap @ Brewpub: Copper color, no head or lacing. Nose of grassy hay and juniper, some mellow citrus and vanilla musky notes. Flavor of dirty spice, decent body but a creamy herb and lacking character.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (2416) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 17, 2007
On Tap at the BP. Plaon malty pladtic aro.a. Ligjt malt flavor with some earthy woody notes. Very lottle bitterness and and sweet grassy triler.


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