Brewed by Picaroons Traditional Ales
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Fredericton, Canada


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Plaid to the Bone Heather Ale is a 4.5% abv ale made with heather tips and flowers created especially for the upcoming New Brunswick Highland Games Festival.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swiseman (489) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, - JUL 2, 2013
pours a pale yellow with thin, quickly dissipating head. light carbonation. aromas of flowers and bread. light mouthfeel with lots of yeast and mild hops. finishes with some bitterness. excellent summer thirst-quencher. very similar to their blonde ale with a bit more flowery-hop taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierdimpfe (624) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2016
Veiled straw color, almost peach. Extra thick and creamy 1 finger head lasting around 5 minutes. Strong legs and good activity. Sweet aromas of toasty butterscotch and fruits. Bitter flavors of citrus, honey, wheat and floral spices. Well intensified and not too sour, but ending with a slight metallic feel. Medium slick body with some perfect carbonation. Strong dry bitter finish, almost puckering and vinous, ending with a long smoky chalky mouth coat. Overall : Inviting pleasant smell, unexpected unique warming flavors, harsh flat end.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellonearth (150) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
Nez de fleurs mtalliques. Brun clair au col un peu mousseux. Got acidul herbeux et floral. Une trange impression de choux de Bruxelles trop amers. De mon sjour en Acadie, ce nest pas la pire bire, mais ce nest tout de mme pas un produit de haute voltige. Dsol, Picaroons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
DomD (294) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
Poured from bottle. Flowery aroma. Pours a hazy pale with white head. Has a medium sweet taste. Medium body, oily texture, astringent finish. Not really my type of brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (3312) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Thanks to my friend Nic for bringing this back from his trip at the brewery. Pours a hazy golden colour with a soapy off-white head and good thick foamy lacing. Wheat and honey aromas. Apple taste with a little spices. Not a bad brew, but expecting something different. Wish it was a little stronger all-around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
plaugher (466) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
500ml bottle into an English pint. Pours a hazy straw with a lasting white head and some lacing. Grassy nose; a bit of honey perhaps? Sickly sweet flavour, with a rather unpleasant tang of an aftertaste, sticky on the palate. Light carbonation. Not a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wolffish (642) - Saint-Donat, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
Au premier coup dil, on dirait que je viens de me verser un beau grand verre de jus de pomme. Cette bire nest pas superbe voir et ne gote presque rien. Dsol ;(

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AlainG (2144) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Une blonde limpide qui voit sa mousse rapetisser plutt rapidement. a sent la crme, ou encore le beurre et dun point de vue plus plaisant, les fleurs. Cest aussi fruit par moment. Le got ressemble beaucoup aux armes, avec par contre, quelque chose qui semble artificiel .A peut rappeler certains jus de pommes ou de fruits varis. Pas dsagrable, mais pas authentique. (1163-020814)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
johnnnniee (4112) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from the brewery store in Frederickton, shared with the BFD crew. Pours a fairly clear medium golden color with a decent off white head. Aromas of butter and toffee dominate the aroma and flavor. Light burnt caramel flavor. Little to no spice. Theres supposed to be heather in here but honestly there is so much diacetyl in my glass I cant find much else. Not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
A fun, special offering from Picaroons. A zazzy, peppy palate make this tart, vinous refreshment a grand ol time. It smells of honey, flowers and wheat and the head is light and thin resting on a pale straw-yellow liquid, A nice, different tasting plug.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
A lot going on with this beer. Poured a hazy straw with no head. Aroma was of honey, wheat, and floral. Tasted of honey, wheat and somewhat vinous. Mouth feel was very interesting as it flat, but also puckered your mouth. The body was a lot heavier than its colour lets on. Not something I would drink often, but quite interesting indeed.

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