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Capital Brewery

Capital Brewery
King George Wee Heavy Scotch Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.2%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Capital Brewery
King George Wee Heavy Scotch Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.2%
Brilliant reddish mahogany color. Bright, woody aromas and flavors of dried green apples, clay, nut butter on dark toast, and hint of glue with an even, soft, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length honeyed fruits and nuts, root beer, and chocolate macaroon finish. A fruity, easy drinking Scotch ale.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty, rich & heavy, smooth & mild & sweet & fruity
Aroma Aroma: dried green apples, clay, nut butter on dark toast, and hint of glue
Taste Flavor: honeyed fruits and nuts, root beer, and chocolate macaroon
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Pot Roast, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, easy drinking Scotch ale.
The Producer

Capital Brewery Co.

The Producer
7734 Terrace Ave.
Middleton, WI 53562
USA
1 608-836-7100
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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Scottish Style Ale