House Ale

Deep reddish-amber/brown in color; full, velvet-like body; medium dry and powerful, with an earthy hint of peat character. Malt flavors and fruity finish show a subtle hint of fermentation in wooden vessels.

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Contemplative malty strong ale
ABV: 7.2% - OG: 1.070 - IBU: 26
Water, barley malt, hops, yeast; fined with isinglass.

The original ale first brewed in 1964 and now sold all over the world. Perhaps the most distinctive Scottish ale on the market and with its rich, dark oakiness this is a deep, contemplative ale.

Serving Suggestion

Pâté de foie gras and other rich appetizers. Good to soak a Stilton in or to serve with Stilton or other blue cheese. Can accompany fruit and fruit tarts or as a morning pick-me-up with coffee and brunch. Excellent with fruit and cheese or as a winter warmer. Enjoy with a fine cigar. Serve in brandy snifter.

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Stats and Nutrition

Product Sizes and Quantities
11.2 ounce (330 ml) bottles / 12 per case
ABV: 7.2% - OG: 1.070 - IBU: 26
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops, yeast; fined with isinglass.
Nutritional Info
Serving Size - 12 oz. (355 ml). Calories: 248; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 11 mg (1% DV); Total Carbohydrates 17 g (6% DV); Sugars 0 g; Protein 2 g (4% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)

July 2020
Silver Medal "Strong Scottish Ale,"
US Open
July 2015
Gold Medal
World Beer Championships
2013, 2010, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2000
"Top 25 Beers of 2012"- #2 of 25
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
"1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die," selection
A. Tierney-Jones
Four stars, "Exceptional,"
Jan. 2010
Platinum Medal & World Champion Scotch Ale
World Beer Championships
1996 & 1997
"World classic."
Michael Jackson.