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Cervecería Kross

Cervecería Kross
110 Minutos Scottish-Style Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 8.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Cervecería Kross
110 Minutos Scottish-Style Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 8.5%
Medium brick red color. Inviting, complex, smoky, savory aromas of caramel syrup, deli turkey breast, carrot cake, and vanilla custard with a round, soft, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length chocolate cupcake, chocolate malt ball candy, smoky hickory chips, and roasted carrots finish. A complex, spicy, inviting beer for sipping in a dark bar on a rainy day.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: caramel syrup, deli turkey breast, carrot cake, and vanilla custard
Taste Flavor: chocolate cupcake, chocolate malt ball candy, smoky hickory chips, and roasted carrots
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Pot Roast, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex, spicy, inviting beer for sipping in a dark bar on a rainy day.

The Producer

Southern Brewing Company S.A.

The Producer
Av. Santa María 5888 - Vitacura
Santiago,
Chile
56 -2 957 02 80

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