Beer Review: Fraoch Heather Ale

Fraoch Heather AleFraoch Heather Ale
From: Heather Ale Ltd. / The Brewery Craigmill in United Kingdom (Scotland)
Style: Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

overall: 3.1
appearance: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 3

A- Pours a bright, clear golden. Thin, white-tan head that disappears in seconds and leave virtually nothing behind.

S- Some musky fruit I can’t place. Like, old old apple and, grasses I believe. Not terribly great. A little sour smelling. Not appealing at all, to be honest.

T- A slightly sour taste. About as light as it looks. Not heavy, and not as interesting as the aroma (which is fine by me since the aroma is a slightly turned sour.) Simple.

M- Carbonated, but not too bad. Clings slightly to the mouth, and then goes away without an oily or sour back-of-the-mouth feeling. Pleasant. Doesn’t overstay its welcome.

D- I’d willingly drink it if offered. I would avoid smelling it over-much and not chew it any, and it’s not bad.

Oh yeah, at $3.50 for 11.2 oz., not too impressed on value for the penny at all.

[ serving type: bottle ]
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