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

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RATINGS: 1353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.7
DraftMaestro2 (50) - Whiteley, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2018 Bottle from Bitter Virtue. Very pale pale ale with an interesting taste, presumably the heather

4.1
talisencrw (37) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2018
I was very pleasantly surprised by this 4-pack--though it's my second time through (I also bought it at Christmas time last year, but never thought to review the darn thing), and I still had withering vestiges of a cold negatively impacting my tasting senses. Still it was very refreshing, and even though I'm half-English, half-Irish, it made me almost want to listen to Simple Minds' albums, watch 'I Know Where I'm Going!', buy another of the 4-packs, and be an honorary Scot for the day lol

2.5
BrewTicks4 (3) - - JAN 4, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2018 Легкое, не газированное пиво. Имбиря практически нет. Очень похоже на миллер.

2.7
azzurro (509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2018
Another disappointment from this 4-pack special, I guess I'm not a big fan of traditional ale. The presence of heather is barely noticeable.

3.8
piwnysnoob (19) - Torun, POLAND - DEC 28, 2017
Bottle bought at event close to Coventry. Mine had a bit different ingridiens then those listed at beer description. Nice light amber colour, medium foam that last short but leaves vey thin layer for longer time. Great flower and sour fruits aroma. Rather light to medium body. Nice mixture or sweet, sour taste with malt accents with herbal and fryity finish. Decent ale.

2.6
beeebon (504) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2017
275ml bottle form beer calendar, pours pale gold with small white head which quickly thins out but leaving lacing through the glass. Despite the ingredients (featuring heather and ginger) the aroma is actually rather standard in that is smells slightly grassy and floral with a bit of biscuit malt. Taste wise it is ok, mildly bitter and sweet and a touch sour. Watery mouth feel with just enough carbonation. Nothing outstanding but far from unpleasant

3
BrewWhatIWant (323) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2017
Pours clear gold with a small white head that disappears after a minute. Aroma is fruity. Taste is slightly sour, slightly sweet. It’s lightly malty with rhubarb, honey and floral notes reminiscent of sumac. Light bodied with low-moderate carbonation. It seemed a little unusual at first but it grew on me.

3.1
Raistlin (499) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2017
Pours gold with white head, leaving sparse lace. Aromas of sweet fruit and honey Sweet flavours up front: pineapple, mango and honey; grassy notes and slight breadiness. Finishes with a mild, floral bitterness. Thin body; crispy. Stands out, has unique taste to it.

3.8
tomasz_matelski (7) - Torun, POLAND - NOV 21, 2017 does not count
Bottle bought at event close to Coventry. Mine had a bit different ingridiens then those listed at beer description. Nice light amber colour, medium foam that last short but leaves vey thin layer for longer time. Great flower and sour fruits aroma. Rather light to medium body. Nice mixture or sweet, sour taste with malt accents with herbal and fryity finish. Decent ale.

2.9
Grumbo (4296) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2017
Bottle at The Mudlark, London Bridge. Pours pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of flowers, heather, artificial sweetener, grass, fruit, herb and a touch of ginger. Medium to heavy sweetness, light bitterness. Light body, watery and oily texture, average carbonation. Sweet, marzipan finish. It's ok.


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