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Church Street Brewing Company

Church Street Brewing Company
Tale of the Shony Scottish Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Church Street Brewing Company
Tale of the Shony Scottish Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.1%
Mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate toffee, dark raisin toast, and citrus spritzed melon with a supple, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish displaying nuances of arugula and hint of spice finish. A lovely, smooth and chewy Scottish ale with great drinkability and authentic UK style.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: chocolate toffee, dark raisin toast, and citrus spritzed melon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of arugula and hint of spice
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Philly Steak Sandwich, Mushroom Cheeseburger , Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely, smooth and chewy Scottish ale with great drinkability and authentic UK style.

The Producer

Church Street Brewing Co.

The Producer
1480 Industrial Drive Unit C
Itasca, IL 60143
USA
1 630-438-5725

Scottish Style Ale

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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