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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1366   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
I_LUV_BEER (223) - - JUN 6, 2016
Served in a snifter from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear gold colour with a beautiful thick white head which leaves nice lacing inside the glass. Aroma is yeast, bread, grass, notes of honey and floral. Taste is bread with hints of yeast, floral and refreshing, nicely balanced. Light body with medium carbonation. Extremely nice and smooth beer and, in my opinion, very harshly underrated here.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodbod (282) - SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2016
This seems much lighter and less flavoursome than I remember. Light, sweet, soft, not hoppy. Very floral

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (1177) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a clear deep orange colour with a thin white head. Taste is mellow and light. Sweet rather than bitter. Floral hops, caramel malts. Its alright.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karstenborg (879) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
Clear golden with a medium off-white head. Aroma is herbs, flowers and malt. Taste is malt, caramel and herbs.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansalon (3399) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2016
Pours clear golden with a medium frothy white head. Aromas of rye bread, flowers, honey, yeast. Taste is quite sweet with hardly any bitterness. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kryon (3083) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2016
Pours clear pale yellow with medium white head Aromas of honey, herbs, sweet fruits Taste has sweet fruits, honey, hints of caramel, bread

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (4306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
Pours clear golden with medium white head. Aroma of honey, lemon, heather and some more honey. Taste is sweet, very sweet, with a sweet finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkanu (52) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 16, 2016
50 cl bottle. Head is quite huge, on top of a lovely clear amber. Aroma is fresh, floral, very well balanced and a real pleasure to drink. Given the fact that its one of the oldest recipes in the world and its a really good beer (those who love very bitter drinks might think otherwise, though) its worth buying and trying. My two cents: its much better than the current overall rating!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (4286) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2016
bottle from John Mays - Thanks! --- Floral wheat aroma, refreshing. Hazy medium amber color, white head that drops to a full cover, hanging strands of lace. Taste is malt and floral herbs and spice that adds light fizz and light hops on the way to a finish slowly moves back to malt and spice. A light brew, a little yeasty, too much of the herb/spice combo to be first rate.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alex_leit (3283) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 5, 2016
Bottle. Light golden color. Aroma: malty, grassy and a little honey. Taste: malt, honey, little needles or heather.


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