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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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Beer Spotlight – Wee Beast

ISLE OF SKYE WEE BEAST ISLE OF SKYE • SCOTLAND
A buzz is brewing in Scotland about this fantastic beer from the Isle of Skye Brewery. Known in Scotland as “Cuillin Beast,” this deep, dark ale is rich, beguiling, and just a wee bit ferocious.
Legend has it that the great warrior of Celtic legend, Cuchulain, was oft accompanied by a fierce dog-beast that was said to have once wandered the jagged mountains of Skye . . . and so it is that this fine ale takes its name.
The illustration for the Wee Beast label was painted by Massachusetts artist Gary Lippincott.

Style: English Ale

ABV: 7.0%

Packaging: 500ml bottles

Brewer Website: http://www.skyebrewery.co.uk/index.php

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