Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a nice moderate reddish-copper color with a good white head and a bit of spotty lacing as it goes down. The nose is quite floral with some heather and other turkey-rubbing herbs. Not necessarily my cup of tea, though not bad either. The flavor never really brings everything together all that well and it ends up more toward a carbonated alcoholic tea, at least in my book. There is a bit of cinnamon spice along with some other herbs. Mouthfeel is medium with a bit of sugar and moderate carbonation. It got better as I become used to its unusual nature, but I never got to the level of thinking, "hey, this is good."
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 03-15-2011 dnstone (3442) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Malty aroma. Golden in appearance. Slight citrus finish, makes you thirst for another sip. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2010
On tap at CBC. Foggy amber with a trace of foam. Nose is honey, lavender and i guess heather? Medium light with a tang. Taste is toffee with floral notes. A bit of a letdown considering the interesting aroma. nickd717 (4772) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2009
On tap at GABF 2009. Clear medium amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, herbs, spices, and floral hops. Flavor is very herbal, spicy, and floral, not really like your typical Scottish ale at all, with caramel and mild roast. Body is medium with lively carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. Pretty good overall. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
GABF 2009: Strong herbal, spicy heather notes lift from this clear yellow concoction. The head atop is of the white variety. The flavors are all leafy, herbal heather and not much else.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 11/10/2008 (As Heather Ale)
Floral heather aroma. Clear golden coloured and fresh with a crisp fruity lime flavour. Slightly dry in the finish. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Is this really supposed to be a Scottish Ale? Hmm. Could have fooled me. The body is a medium-dark amber color. A small, quick, off-white head leaves virtually no lacing behind. Aromas include a fairly neutral caramel base, with spicing that includes spruce trees, heather, lavender, pine, and ginger. There is an indiscernible nuttiness present as well. Flavors take on a very "evergreen forest" sort of feel, with pine and spruce featured prominently. Minty ginger and perfumy lavender come through again, though the nutty notes featured in the nose are replaced with a pungent, vegetal element. Medium bodied, with lively carbonation, the herbal, almost medicinal finish is a bit off-putting. Simply put, this is not my cup of tea. Ungstrup (38137) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
Hand-bottled. A light amber beer with a thin white head. The aroma is very spicy with notes of nutmeg, heather, and lavender, as well as a slight acidity. The flavor is slighlty acidic with strong notes of spices; heather, lavender, and milfoil (rølikke), leading to a very dry finish. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle at NB - ølsymposium. Clear golden - white head. High spicy, cinnamon, heather (lyng), lavender, light honey, roasted, cookies, dryness, no nops, no bitterness, light sourness - nice, light thin finish. Very nice and good drinkability. Very nice aroma. joergen (28753) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2008
Bottled (probably handbottled from tap).
Clear amber coloured with a small white head.
Spicy and flowery aroma of heather, lavender and honey.
Spicy and fruity flavour of heather and lavender with an acidic touch.
Dry flowery finish.