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Bonfire Brewing

Bonfire Brewing
Kilt Dropper Scotch Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative

Bonfire Brewing
Kilt Dropper Scotch Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
Bronze brown color. Attractive aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts, salted caramel, and candied fruit with a satiny, tangy, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, captivating, very long finish evoking suggestions of roasted sweet potatoes, arugula, peppery spices, and sassafras. A delicious, balanced, and appetizing Scotch ale that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: chocolate nuts, salted caramel, and candied fruit
Taste Flavor: roasted sweet potatoes, arugula, peppery spices, and sassafras
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Chop Suey, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, balanced, and appetizing Scotch ale that is sure to please.

The Producer

Bonfire Brewing

The Producer
127 W. 2nd Street
Eagle, CO 81631
USA
1 970-306-7113

Scottish Style Ale

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Serve in a Thistle
Classic examples of Scottish ales are dark brown in color and average between 4-10% in alcohol. They are less hoppy than their English counterparts and often have a slightly viscous and sweet caramel malt character due to incomplete fermentation. Included in this category are Scotch ales, or “wee heavys”, which typically sit at the high end of the scale in terms of alcohol. These beers can be found all over the world, including the US market where many craft brewers produce more toned-down versions of the otherwise strong and malty Scottish originals. Some Scottish-style ales feature a slight, peat-like smokiness, but this is not a defining characteristic of the style.

Noteworthy examples of this style include: Founders Dirty Bastard, Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Style Ale and Moylan’s Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale.

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