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

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RATINGS: 1352   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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3.6
tobias (208) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2004
nice flowery spicey aroma with a creamy white head and a golden color. very interesting since there are no hops in the beer. kinda malty and herbal. i had better and worse.

3.1
CEZ (420) - Milano, ITALY - MAY 26, 2004
Deep golden body, fine and lasting head, two fingers tall. A strong herbal aroma, with alcohol and licorice. Tastes like a slightly malty herbal infusion; but also reminded me of medicine. The finish is slightly bitter, dry, with a wooden note. Body is medium to full and the flavours are strong, but I can’t really say how much I like it.

3.3
PorterPounder (8363) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Odd, to say the least. Murky, light orange appearance with a decent long lasting head. Very fragrant floral aroma with some ginger notes as well. Pleasant mouthfeel, leaves a nice aftertaste. Flavor has the same ginger elements, I’m sure it is heather, just never had heather before! Also detect a bit of spearmint in the back end as well. Not your everyday quaffing ale, but a nice diversion.

2.4
madsberg (11799) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2004
Bottled @ DBF2004: Golden coloured. Beige head. Sweet and malty in the aroma. Some honey notes in the flavour. Malts and herps vaguely present. Dies quickly on the palate. Dull

2
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Not my cup of tea; bitter and flat tasting. Appeared alright, but no head at all. It was dry and yeasty, but had something that lingered and didn’t sit well in the finish.

3.4
walleye (1102) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2004
poured a cloudy amber color with a med size white some lacing.aroma is yeasty,sweet and got hints of honey. flavor fruity spices with a taste of honey.this a differant beer at 1st I didn’t care for it.as it warmed up I started to get in to it.

3.1
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2004 strange metallic/apple aroma. clear, brass color. a very fine looking head. thin, elegant. sweet and malty with a nice vinous bitterness and dry puckering finish. it's ok. tastes a lot like a bitter.

3.7
heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Bottle. Pours a deep, bright gold with no head. The aroma hit syou with apple pie and flowers. Very sweet to smell. The taste is a slight peach. The flavor changes later in the beer to an orange sherbert like finish. Has a medium mouthfeel. Very satisfying.

3
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Yeasty aroma with a touch of flowery hops. No head, and very little lacing. Murky orange/yellow in color. Malt body with hints of light hops and spices. Finishes dry with a yeast flavor.

3.5
Hopistotle420 (1177) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2004
Slightly hazed, orange hue. Small sticky off white head. Mealy, malt nose. I really enjoy this heather brew. Slight smokiness, great herbal flavor, winey, and a very pleasant sweetness that rounds this out. I spose some could see it as 1 dimensional, but I feel it rocks.


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