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Beer Spotlight – Innis and Gunn Original

Brewer – Innis and Gunn
This is their firstborn brew, whose accidental discovery started the story in 2003. Its originality also lies in its singular taste – notes of biscuity malt and vanilla swirling within a creamy, mellow character.

A pioneering beer, its flavour finds favour with brewing juries, blind tasting panels and barflies alike

ABV – 6.6%

Color: Golden honey
Smell: Caramel and rich roasted malts
Taste: Incredibly smooth with a delicious toffee character and a light hop fruitiness
Finish: Creamy and warming

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Beer Spotlight – Traquair House Jacobite

Brewer Traquair House
TRAQUAIR Jacobite Ale
ABV 8% (Bottled)
Brewed to celebrate the anniversary of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion the ale proved to be so popular it has become a permanent addition to the range. Based on an eighteenth century recipe the ale is spiced with coriander which gives a remarkably fresh aftertaste.

Awards

Ratebeer Overall rating: 99
Beer Advocate: Current ranking 20th best beer in UK
Top 50 World Beers – International Beer Competition 2006 and 2007
What The Experts Say: “A rich warm biscuity aroma balanced by hops and a herbal note from the coriander. A bittersweet finish with hints of chocolate, winey fruit and coriander” Roger Protz The Guardian

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Beer Spotlight-Orkney Breweries Dark Island

Brewer – Orkney Brewery
A very dark beer with a deep ruby tint, displaying a tight, smooth, almost white head
Aroma – Chocolate, winter fruits and dried fruits, with hints of smooth roasted malt, coffee, nuts and toffee
Palate- Coffee and roast malt flavours, giving way to warm winter fruits and a balanced, more-ish aftertaste
Key Ingredients
Chocolate malt, crystal malt and wheat give this beer its smooth, full-bodied, maltiness and sweetness; First Gold and Goldings hops combine with the malt flavours to deliver the winter fruits and dried fruits aspects

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