Fraoch Heather Ale (Williams Bros. Brewing)

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This is a version of an old Scottish recipe, using heather flowers and gale to flavour the brew rather than hops. Gale is a plant traditionally use to make ‘Gruit’, a mixture of herbs to flavour ale.  It is great to see someone make historic ales as the Williams Brothers do; their selection includes four other beers which are well worth investigating. The beer has a pale amber colour with a light head. There is a touch of malt on the palate followed by an attractive herbaceous floral flavour. The subtle sweetness of the heather and gale notes are balanced by a crisp dry finish. This beer would go well with flavoursome salads and many chicken and pork dishes – more versatile than you would imagine!

ABV: 5%

Best Served: 11°C

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