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Heather Honey Lager | Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd

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Brewed by:
Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd
Scotland, United Kingdom
blackislebrewery.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mduncan on 03-23-2009

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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
11
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
29.94%
 
 
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Poured from a 33cL bottle into a cervoise glass. Best before December 2011.

A: Towering white head fizzes and dominates the otherwise unassuming beer; impressive retention. Champagne-coloured and very clear, small clouds of bubbles persist from the bottle of the glass.

S: Sour, lagered grains. Floral citrus and just a touch of honey.

T: Light and lemony. Any heather is detectable only on the vegetal aftertaste, but a honeyed sweetness is shot through the main body, if only briefly, giving the illusion of lemonade.

M: Crisp, clean, and light.

O: Great for a summer's day, but not for a cooler day indoors (how I drank it). Not my favourite Black Isle -- and perhaps not my favourite style either -- but a worthy product. Only recommended for casual patio consumption.

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500ml bottle as a birthday gift:
Light golden & clear with a thumb sized, foamy white head on top that holds better than expected.

Bitter hops and malts upfront with a bit of sweetness following this and some honey too although this wasn't as strong as I would have expected for the style. There is some floral notes and a little citrus, then as the beer opens up more honey comes through. The smell includes a few fruits and a lightly hopped aroma, all of which are well balanced.

Lot of sweetness to the taste with plenty of honey, more so than with the nose, and a good mix of herbs and floral flavours coming through as well. The beer seems light with a citrus blend and some biscuit malts along with a few hops too.

Medium & smooth tasting and definitely sweet, almost refreshing even. There is a slightly sticky feel right at the end though but nothing overboard and the beer is easy to drink. There is a few hints of bitter at the end with a dry sweetness.

Fairly average beer really and one took a little time to open up but also started to fade before I had finished it. The beer was sweet and featured a lot of honey as you would expect but other than this and some bitterness through I don't think it had particularly much going for it sadly.

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Pours slightly hazy orange/golden beer, thin off-white head, low retntion.
Sniff aroma of heather honey, floral tones.
Taste - citrus, honey, malt base.
Light body, soft carbonation. Decent golden ale.

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Heather Honey Lager from Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd
3.44 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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