Fraoch Heather Ale - Williams Brothers Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev +1.1%
A: Pours a golden color with almost no head
S: Malty, floral, and grainy. Zero hop presence, but the heather makes up for that
T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the malts and graininess and then the heather and some fruitiness come through, making that the ultimate taste in the finish
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation
O: A nice easy drinker that has an underlying heather nose and flavor. Again, no real hop presence anywhere so it's a little different in that regard. Recommended for a nice change of pace
08-19-2014 08:26:18 | More by BEERMILER12
District of Columbia
4.44/5 rDev +18.1%
The history behind this ale is fascinating. The bottle tells the story of the oldest Scottish Ale, dating back to 2000 b.c. At the initial sip it is sweet with distinct floral overtones. A slight twist of hops then appears, followed by light earthy malts- giving the beer its character. The aftertaste is slightly nutty and is strangely chalk like. Very good overall, a testament to the 4000 years its been brewed. I'd definitely go another.
07-19-2014 18:10:02 | More by SamKetchum
3.6/5 rDev -4.3%
$ 2.79/11.2 oz (330 mL) bottle at Vintage Estates in Boardman, OH
Bottle best by Aug 2015 at 45 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma somewhat woody and herby
Head average (4.5 cm), white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 3 mm layer
Lacing good – broken rings and stalactites of small bubbles
Body light yellow, clear
Flavor light, slightly sweet, somewhat herby; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation
I don’t know what heather smells or tastes like, not having been in Scotland in at least a decade, so I don’t know whether the herbiness is the typical heather aroma/flavor or not. I do know that this is an interesting if somewhat innocuous beer. I would like to find this on tap sometime.
07-19-2014 14:09:14 | More by Ozzylizard
Fraoch Heather Ale from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 994 ratings.