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The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
Stone of Scone Scotch Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.9%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
Stone of Scone Scotch Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.9%
Pale burnt sienna color. Aromas of chocolate cream puff, caramelized fruits and root vegetables, and hard cheese with a round, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length corn pudding, spice cake, and chocolate nuts finish. A nice Scottish ale for the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: chocolate cream puff, caramelized fruits and root vegetables, and hard cheese
Taste Flavor: corn pudding, spice cake, and chocolate nuts
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pasticcio, Lamb Kebobs, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice Scottish ale for the table.

The Producer

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

The Producer
357 Price Place
Madison, WI 53705
USA
1 608-661-9400

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