Beer of the month at Vic’s: Fraoch Heather Ale

7 June 2011 by , 3 Comments

Ahoy hoy fellow snobs!

It’s been a while since we’ve done a beer of the month for Vic’s so tonight we’re doing just that. Up on deck is Fraoch Heather Ale brewed by the Williams Brothers Brewery across the pond in Scotland. Not exactly sure how you pronounce “Fraoch” but we’ve been trying for a good 15 minutes at the chagrin of Don’s wife and the dog.

On to the beer. First of all, what’s a heather and why is she in my beer? Turns out, according to ole Google himself, heather is a flower found in Scotland amongst other places  including North America. Don said he immediately picked up on the heather….then asked what heather was. However, you get a very sweet floral note off of this beer and a hint of honey. This beer has a golden hue it is very clear in the glass. On first taste it is very apparent this is a very crisp beer with hints of flowers, honey, maybe some fruit. Overall crisp, clean and honestly a little refreshing.

Final snobs: this is a great summertime beer with a very unique flavor profile. Two thumbs up from the snobs!

DISCOUNT ALERT:  Fraoch Heather Ale is currently the KnoxBeerSnobs beer of the month at Vic’s Package Store! If you go visit our friend’s at Vic’s and mention this post they’ll knock 5% off!

Cheers!