Saltspring Island Ales – Heather Ale

Saltspring Island Ales – Heather Ale

Rating

4 out of 5
Aroma
4 out of 5
Appearance
4.3 out of 5
Taste
4.1 out of 5
Palate

Total

4.1
4.1 out of 5

Overview

  • Brewery: Saltspring Island Ales
  • Beer Style: Heather Ale
  • Pros:

    Great, unique and still traditional flavour

  • Cons:

    Hard to find

  • Conclusion:

    Delicious throwback to a traditional brewing style

Saltspring Island Ales - Heather Ale ReviewSaltspring Island Ales – Heather Ale Review

If you didn’t know before, a Heather Ale is a traditional Scottish Ale that dates back some 4000 years. The Heather flowers adds a very light bitterness to the beer and a depth to the flavour different from a hops and malt style ale. The Saltspring Heather has a mild honey flavour and a touch of floral notes. With a few hops making it into the mix this beer finishes off with a crisp, slightly bitter finish. This beer is pleasant, refreshing and extremely easy to drink. Brewed by the Gulf Islands Brewing Company under the name of Saltspring Island Ales this is not an easy beer to find but if you do grab one and give it a try. You will not be disappointed.

Alcohol – 5%
Size – 650ml bottle
Price – $5.00 per bottle
Only available in select Cold Beer and Wine Locations
saltspringislandales.com

Saltspring Island Ales - Heather Ale ReviewSaltspring Island Ales - Heather Ale Review

Categories: Beer Reviews, Top BC Beers

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Dustan Sept

Dustan Sept is the founder of Beer Me BC. His passion for craft beer drove the creation of beermebc.com in 2012. To learn more about the beermebc.com editorial team visit beermebc.com/the-beer-me-bc-team/.

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  1. thomas May 11, 2015

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