Fraoch Heather Ale - Williams Brothers Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Pale yellow golden beer: it doesn't exactly look special.
S: Floral aroma and no hops: the smell differentiates the brew from others.
T: Smooth and not too sweet, the taste is complex with herbal and floral notes from the heather and biscuity earthy scottish malt filling the background.
M: A little thin, this is a light bodied ale.
D: Highly drinkable.
Perhaps I romanticize the historical/archeological aspects of the beer a bit, but I love the idea of resurrecting old & lost recipes. I drank this in Inverness and Edinburgh and Dundee, and was really thrilled to find it on the shelf locally. I was expecting gimmickry but this is a solid, drinkable summer ale. As much as I understand the meaty chewiness of Scotch Ale to make it through a long North Atlantic winter, Fraoch is a perfect beer to compliment a warm highland evening, or to imagine a highland evening on your porch.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2010 14:46:08 | More by salvo
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Fraoch Heather Ale from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
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