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


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RATINGS: 1364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Itstasty (62) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
Light golden colour, white head which dissipates but holds the glass side. Aroma is quite fresh but subtle. Taste likewise with grassy overtones and a background of light hops. No great lasting finish. Different.....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dchad56 (396) - - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle - heavy initial carbonation giving only small white head. Clear light amber/yellow. Light french like aroma and feel - slight tang, ok on tongue and in mouth. Ok but just lacking final bit of umpf in taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear yellowish color. Aroma and taste are some spices and ginger.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcinG (671) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Butelka 500 ml. Bursztynowy kolor piana bia?a srednia. Zapach bardzo delikatny owocowy z delikatnym chmielem. W smaku delikatne nuty ziolowo kwiatowe.piwo bardzo pijalne i orzezwiajace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Satyroneto (340) - BRAZIL - JAN 7, 2016
Cor dourada com algum brilho e levemente turva; perlage denso com bolhas subindo rapidamente á superfície; espuma branca de baixa formação mas que persiste com uma fina camada deixando bons lacings. Aroma de pão, ervas e especiarias (destaque para o gengibre). Sabor seguindo o aroma com final destacando o gengibre e amargor comportado; retrogosto de gengibre e adstringente. Corpo leve e baixa carbonatação.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippyHop (609) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
Pour is lightly cloudy gold with a fizzy white cap. Pale grain/cereal with a floral, herbal air. Sort of reminds me of Beau's Nordic pale ale. Little touch of hop bitterness on the finish. Simple, boring, but kind of pleasant ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (1111) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
375ml bottle. Pours a clear golden caramel with a thin, white head. Aroma has notes of flowers, mild spice, slight wood, a touch of sweet caramel, and a hint of fruits. Taste is balanced with caramel, bread, floral, touch of spice and wood, and almost flower petals at the end. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a bone dry finish. Overall a nice, easy drinking beer with a lot going on. Floral and wood notes mixed with a touch of sweet caramel and fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
zizkebab (2) - ISRAEL - NOV 25, 2015 does not count
Pours golden yellow, white head. Looks nice. Smells grassy and ginger. Tastes like ginger and then like beer spiced with herb tea. Mouth feel is rather thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (3309) - SPAIN - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, Espaa. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, spicy, slightly hoppy and resinous / Malta, especiado, ligeramente a lupulo y resinoso.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KoNrRiI (1319) - rhus, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
0.33 bottle. Clear, pale gold color and a small, white head. Aroma is quite delicate: pale malts, ginger, delicate peat. Taste is also unimposing with ginger taking the prime and then very subtle herbal notes. Light body, slick texture, and a very soft carbonation. Finish is medium long and again suffused with ginger. Overall the beer seems to be one thing and its deScription another; it could do well if heather was more prominent and ginger reduced a tad. Nobody said old recipes are best recipes but I do admire the resurrection of an ancient style.

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