You know that you've been hanging out with the wrong crowd when you have a sip of a new beer and think it tastes like Pimms or rather those cucumber sticks that sit soaking in Pimms. But it sort of does. The taste opens. Soon the aroma is like a lumber yard in a light damp rain. My guess at rye in this amber ale gives a well balanced peppery spice along with flashes of honey, irn bru, orange, lime and grassiness, cinnamon and almond. Pine even. Fairly modest carbonation makes for a soft easy sipper even with the body and complexity. Care of R+R. The brewer says it has heather, lavender and yarrow... like I could pick those out.
The only other heather ale I personally can compare this with is Fraoch from Scotland. This one is at least as likeable as the BAers will tell you. The Irish Beer Nut (the only true beer nut) loves it. You need any other recommendation than that?