Full Review

Hop Haus Brewing Company

Hop Haus Brewing Company
Plaid Panther Scotch Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
2022 World Beer Championships Platinum Medal - Best Scottish Style Ale

Hop Haus Brewing Company
Plaid Panther Scotch Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
Hop Haus Brewing Company 231 S. Main Street Verona, WI, 53593, USA https://www.hophausbrewing.com/ phil@hophausbrewing.com

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty
Aroma Aroma: dried cranberry, toasted malt, nuts in toffee, chocolate custard, sticky toffee pudding, and hints of licorice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of smoked chocolate and honey
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Pot Roast, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich sweater weather Scottish Style Ale that's perfect for malt enthusiasts.

The Producer

Hop Haus Brewing Company

The Producer

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.