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Island Brewing Company

Island Brewing Company
Jubilee Scotch Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.8%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Island Brewing Company
Jubilee Scotch Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.8%
Reddish mahogany color. Aromas of cherries in dark chocolate, toasty savory pastries, coffee, and earth with a silky, lively, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-long black tea and the corner piece of a brownie finish. A balanced and flavorful Scottish Style Ale that’s a pleasure to drink.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cherries in dark chocolate, toasty savory pastries, coffee, and earth
Taste Flavor: black tea and the corner piece of a brownie
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Pot Roast, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A balanced and flavorful Scottish style ale that's a pleasure to drink.

The Producer

Island Brewing Co.

The Producer
5049 6th St
Carpinteria, CA 93013
USA
1 805-745-8272

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