Heather Ales Fraoch 20th Anniversary Ale

 
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Formerly brewed at Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Traditional Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Heather ale matured in single malt whisky casks. Fraoch celebrates 20 years of brewing with this very special limited edition. 11% alc/vol, triple version: matured in ex-sherry casks previously used to mature single malt speyside whisky for 20 years. The resulting ale has a unique oak / sherry / whisky character, which is best appreciated slightly chilled in a large wine glass. Slainte! Ingredients: malted barley, oats, wheat, natural heather flowers, myrtle leaves and hops. USA importer: Legends Ltd., Baltimore, MD.

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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (6146) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2017
750ml bottle. Cheasy plastic cork completely fails, leavign a flat oxidized beer. Massive peat smoke whiskey aroma. Oak and sherry galore. The lack of carbonation really detracts from a rather delicious base. Terrible bottling decision. Meady.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drpimento (3530) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2016
The walnut thing is good, but the flatness and putrid part isnt . Definitely isnt worth the $ 29 I paid for it.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Koelschtrinker (19743) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 14, 2015
Wssrig suerlich malziger, etwas kruterartiger Antrunk. Eher wenig aromatisch, laff. Kurzer Nachhall, unrund. 5/7/5/6/9/5

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (7092) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
Cork and caged 75cl bottle shared at the 5th Oct 2015 Shrewsbury Beer Exchange Group meeting with Gene. Bottle # 6443 has now been consumed. I thought it fairly sour overall even though there was a woody, spicy and mild whisky feel to the beer: no heather like aroma or flavours for me, not too sure what myrtle leaves smell or taste like. Amber bodied with a wispy head and interesting taste, decent carbonation with enough going on flavour wise to split the groups thoughts and opinions.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (5258) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
75cl bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, Travlr edition, Oct 15. Thanks Mike. Pours clear amber with a wild yeast aroma. Taste is spritzy with caramel, herbs, berries and dark fruits. Interesting with more complexity than the 22.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drfabulous (7663) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2015
From the shared bottle. Boozy nose and very sweet. No carbonation. Sticky. Some Scotch and toffee. Wasnt really for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3730) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Pours a burnt orange color with aroma of toffee, vanilla, and whiskey. Citrus fruit toffee flavor with hints of wood and whiskey. Quite nice. No alcohol noticeable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3593) - Mostery, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Mold on the bottle mouth. Smells overripe, pungent honey, sherry, vinuous nose. Cloudy greyish deep golden body with no head. Honey, overripe fruit and vinegar in the mouth. Medium to full body. Flat.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (3521) - NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Muddy pale brown. No head. Aroma of berries, fermented fruits and sherry. Similar taste. Slightly sour aftertaste, with dry sherry. No carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (6876) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle at Gallows Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 07092012. Colour is orange with small head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, alcohol, sweetness and malts.


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