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

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RATINGS: 1342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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3.1
cattaneopapa (417) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2017
330ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a hazy light amber colour with a small white head. Aromas of bread and wet hay. Light herby taste. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nothing spectacular. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Piepenhenrich (1195) - Steinbach, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2017
Pours light golden with medium head. Aroma of malts and some caramel. Malty flavors are accompanied by a distinct but not too strong floral element that makes this beer interesting.

3
Zlotta (3731) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2017
0.5 l bottle from ’Bier & Beer’, best before May 2018. Clear, golden amber with a medium large, foamy, stable, white head. Sweetish, floral, slightly herbal aroma of hay, honey, heather and some caramel. Sweetish, floral and quite herbal-spicy taste of caramel, honey, heather, hay and some ginger, followed by a short, moderately bitter, slightly grassy and rather herbal-spicy finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very interesting, not too herbal, quite enjoyable. Okay!

3.3
aleksander9 (1874) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2017
-Bottle at fancy fish restaurant, Fort william- Ginger, cinnamon buns and herbal finish. Great!

2.7
erikaraeb (263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2017
A peaty aroma typical of lighter ales like this. Tastes of grass, malt, and a touch of flowers with a definite honey sweetness. Not normally a fan of such light ales, and this one didn’t do much to convince me, but it is refreshing and a wee bit more out of the ordinary. You get a taste of history with such an old recipe, at least.

3.6
gripweed57 (2804) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2017
Orange Amber color and creamy white head. Fragrant sweet malt nose with obvious notes of heather and honey.mdryish, herbal malt flavor is unique. Notes of honey and fruity malt in finish.

2.7
balloonbuffoon (533) - - APR 4, 2017
Paid $3 for a 16.9floz (500ml) beer with a BBD of April 2016. So yep, this beer is old, and I’m giving it a go regardless. Some beers even at a lower ABV can hold up fairly well. This is not one of them. Murky gold ale with several particles in suspension. Smells like herbs and lemon zest, and flavor follows interestingly of sage and hints of clover honey. Feel is light and near nil carbonation. Noted is to give this beer a retry when fresh. A traditional ale with nod toward ancient recipes, just needs more body and a less vigorous pour on my part.

3.5
rstk (18) - - MAR 22, 2017
Floral, peaty aroma with notes of spicy herbs, light dampness, some swampy notes. Pours clear pale yellow. Tastes medium to thin body, malt, gentle bitterness and herbal notes, well-balanced, easy-drinkable. Feels thin on the palate, light carbonation. Overall interesting.

3.2
HourGlass13 (1009) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Pours a hazy pale yellow with lots of loose sediment floating around, and a medium white foam head. Aroma of honey, herbs, sweet fruits. Taste has sweet fruits, honey, hints of caramel, bread. Medium body. OK

3.2
john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2017
Bottle. Amber Gold. Sweet malty, herbal and spicy ale with distinct honey notes. Sweet-bitter slightly dry finish. OK. Drinkable. (2008)


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