Fraoch Heather Ale - Williams Brothers Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev +2.4%
330ml served in a English pint glass.
A: Pours a clear yellow color forming a small, bubbled and white head. Low retention and only thin spotty lacings left in the glass
S: Sweet. Strong notes of herbs, blooms and honey. Deliciously spicy with a strong barley backbone. Notes of oranges and orange zest. Flowers... Some light notes of hops can be also felt in the end
T: Slightly sweet, as expected. Again, strong notes of honey and herbs. A bit fruity too, with notes of oranges, mainly. Very light hops bitterness, a very old ale, for sure. The barley backbone is a must. Delicious...
M: Light and a bit molasses body. Low carbonation. Sweet malts in the aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. A bit too sweet but, a classic old ale. My first Gruit Ale... Really recommended
05-24-2014 00:22:06 | More by eduardolinhalis
3.75/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours a slightly hazy deep golden with minimal ivory head that dissipates to a slim ring of foam
Heather is evident at the forefront of the aroma, hearkening memories of herbal tea. Bready malt and a slightly sweet, almost donut character emerge.
Flavor reveals soft underpinnings of lemon, which contrast the herbal, floral heather character nicely. Doughy malt surfaces in the finish, slightly bready, to cleanse the palate.
Body is moderate to light, with carbonation a touch on the low side.
Haven't had much heather in my culinary ventures, so it's new ground for me. Very drinkable summer brew. I'm not a huge lemon fan, but it plays well here.
04-27-2014 16:57:12 | More by barczar
Fraoch Heather Ale from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 992 ratings.