Williams Bros. Fraoch Ale

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William's Brothers
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10 to 13°C
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William Bros started off as a home brew shop in Glasgow and were ticking along quite happily until 1988 when one day a lady wandered in with a recipe. The recipe was in Gaelic for leann fraoch (heather ale) and had been handed down through the generations, but she didn't know how to brew it.  The two got together and after a period of experimentation the first William Bros beer was born!

The original craft beer! Williams Bros. Fraoch Heather Ale is brewed according to a 4,000-year-old recipe. Made with heather and bogmyrtle, the taste is light with flavours of heather, herbs, spice, and perhaps peat coming through. Florals and berries come through on the nose. Finishing clean and smooth, this speciality ale is at once exotic and familiar. Give it a go!


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Lighter than I remember
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I had this just once years ago, and it was good enough that I found this site because I still craved it. Lighter than I remembered, still rich and leafy and beautiful
Old ale
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An old ale, nice, but didn't excite me. A golden coloured pour and frothy head, floral and grainy.
History in a glass
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Brewed with Gaelic recipe dating back 4000 years... light amber ale with floral notes and peaty finish. Acquired taste - i like it!
is the heather the proclaimers sing of
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if it is I doubt they'll be heatherin with any one. too good to share.
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