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Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Kelso, Scotland

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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cask, special
Tempest/Cromarty Collaboration A few weeks ago we had the excitement of brewing our first collaboration beer with a fellow Scottish Brewery, Cromarty Brewing. Cromarty have been making awesome beers over the past few months and through the weird and wonderful world of Twitter and some crazy banter we hatched the idea to brew a beer together. Emails and call were exchanged, different beers were considered but it was decided we would take a crack at brewing a pumpkin beer! What had we let ourselves in for…. The beer itself uses a fairly complex malt bill, addition of pepper, some of our favourite hops and a barrow load of pumpkins. It is for certain one of the hardest beers done at our brewery and one of the longest brews yet!! The beer will be available for limited period in cask, keg and bottle, so look out for it. For a sneak tasting of it before anywhere else head on over to one of our favourite bars the Bon Accord (Glasgow) where it will be on the bar on the 31st along with a range of our other beers including our red eye flight on cask as well as a range of exciting stuff from Cromarty and you may also find a brewer or two hanging out to answer a few questions. So there we have it, we are really excited about this beer it has been a labour of love and pain, we hope you enjoy it.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (558) - SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
A colab from the two hottest breweries in Scotland today. Nose is a bit vegetal but nice. Glowing white yellow full thick foams head. Nice critic nose too which is cutting. Smooth middle with activity on the left and right of it. Not much development at the end but still very satisfying beer.Quality.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 cask at bow ... hazy amber ... thin tan head ... soft toffee soft orange nose ... zezty toffee ... soft pumpkin ... soft sweetieness ... quite sweet ... soft toffee fruits ... juicy juicy malts ... just not rich enough for abv nor pumpkin enough

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Golden coloured with tropical fruit and orange marmalade flavours followed by a bitter, hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8630) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle at JF tasting, from Nina’s min market, the Burgh - 29/12/12. Hazed dark amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edge. Nose carries mineral tones, fruit, orange, spice. Taste comprises hops, pine, mango, light grapefruit, pumpkin, mineral tones. Medium bodied with bite, soft carbonation, bitter fruity finish. This one worked for me !

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2860) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow (31 Oct 12) - cloudy amber brown, good tan head, pine, fruity aroma, sweet fruity, grassy flavour, good body, plenty hop, moderate carbonation

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MalcolmTucker (740) - SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle. Muted vegetal aroma that doesn’t inspire much confidence. Flavour is much better with a nice blend of sweet toffee, peppery hops with a considerable pumpkin presence.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10960) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle shared at The Kernel, London - many thanks to BenH for sending this bottle South! Pours clearish, amber-gold with a tight, off-white cream head. Toasty malt nose, light earth, hints of fruits and autumnal vegetables. Medium sweet flavor with some darkened citrus, light pine, earth. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Toasty brown bread finish with mild piney hops, earth and hints of brown sugar. Not particularly pumpkiny, but a decent ale nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
31st March 2013
Tasting at ChrisOs. Hazy amber beer, little white head. Palate is light and a little dry. Sweetish malt. Generic fruits (not readily identifiable as pumpkin). A little piney hop in good balance. Finishes semi dry with a slightly earthy bitterness. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Cask at bat. Dark amber with white head. Slightly stale aroma, like spilt beer trays dried up. Taste is better, caramel, toffee and spicy pumpkin. Pleasant mouthfeel but a little warm for me. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle thanks to Leighton via BenH. It pours hazy amber with a thick off-white head. The nose is pumpkin, vegetal, baked pineapple, alcohol, light sweetness and earth. The taste has less pumpkin than the nose, nice bitterness, some alcohol warmth, wood, leaf, metal, spice and earth with a dry, somewhat spicy finish. Medium body and mod carb. Pretty solid all-round.


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