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Fraoch Heather Ale - Williams Brothers Brewing Company

Fraoch Heather AleFraoch Heather Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

923 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 923
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%


Brewed by:
Williams Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in Scotland since 2000 B.C. heather ale is probably the oldest style of ale still produced in the world. From an ancient Gaelic recipe for "leann fraoich" (heather ale) it has been revived and reintroduced to the Scottish culture. 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.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 10-06-1998)
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ricke49

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4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This brew presents a perfect pairing of a malty scotch ale and the very natural presence of heather sweetness. It works well together on the palate to produce a very sippable pint (I had it in a 1 pt 0.9 fl oz bottle, marked down at Whole Foods due to June 2010 best by date).

Maltiness is fully predominant with no hop presence detectable - but since that's what I expected, so much the better.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 22:41:04 | More by ricke49
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Fraoch Heather Ale from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 923 ratings.