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Brewed by Gulf Islands Brewery
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Salt Spring Island, Canada

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   ABV: -
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Infused with local heather flowers, this has a mild floral and honey aroma, cider-like character and very light hop notes to produce a dry wine-like finish.

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3.2
michclark (88) - - JUN 21, 2011
pretty good beer. Lacks in aroma but has a nice flavour to it with a good aftertaste.


3.6
Fullpintofbeer (365) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2017
Tap @Butchard Gardens, Victoria, BC. Small head, golden/amber colour, lightly hazy. Aroma: berries, herbs, honey. Lightly sweet with bitter aftertaste. Medium body, long finish, lively. Nice, refreshing, very interesting.

3.3
bdleedahl (435) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 3, 2017
Interesting, unique beer. A slight sourness up from is the highlight of this beer. However, after that it's a little boring. Bottle in office.

3
Ferris (15003) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
Draft - Sweet and some orange notes. Clear gold with decent white head. Light malts and some orange notes. Decent.

2.6
mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
On tap at VCBW Festival 2016, pours a hazy copper golden with a small white head. Aroma is pretty light, with only subtle notes of heather. Flavour is along the same lines: really light, with mild spiciness from the heather and a little biscuity malt. Not much going on here. Meh.

3.3
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle from brewery. Pours an amber colour with a small head. Aromas of flowers and malts. Really nice actually. Taste is somewhat malty with some floral and spice notes. Very light mouth feel but slightly over carbonated for me. Pretty cool idea for a brew and I did enjoy it. I would re buy.

2.9
simonblaine (576) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
Pours amber, minimal head. Aroma of citrus fruit and forest. Taste is slightly sweet and fruity, light carbonation, metallic finish Not overly exciting. 2.9

3.2
Vladivostok (483) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Golden beer with hints of honey and oddly a slightly sour taste. I have to admit to barely noticing the herbal input, but as another reviewer noted this can be perilously delicate. Despite this, stood up pretty well as a workaday supping beer.

3.6
Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a dark golden colour with a thin off white cap. Aroma is grassy honey. Taste is sweet malt and honey. Decent.

3.3
GarrettB (1581) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
August 17th, 2012 - Hereís another Canadian beer I grabbed on the way back to the boat from a liquor shop that was kind enough to accept both Loonies and dollars. Having fond memories of the Orkney Heather ale long, long ago back in college, I chose to try and revive the experience again with Saltspringís version. Itís a typical, average mellow orange and brown color, with large pearls of carbonation on top, and a light mottled arc decorating the inside of the glass. From the beginning of the pour I detect the sweet smell of glazed or browned carrots and apple juice, with the light sweetness of honeysuckle flowers and a touch of the ever-so-slightly acidic scent of freshly cut pear. The taste is somewhat flatter than the aroma, with a medium carbonation and a light campagne or cider touch - mouth puckering, sweet and a bit of vinegar. Iím more inclined to smell the beer than drink it, though itís still a nice sipping beer, though perilously delicate.

2.1
krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Nice hazy amber color. Smells like wood and sticks. itís thin and wet taste very fragrant like juniper and dry sticks. Stains the palate with the herbal taste.


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