Scottish Lager with Peated Malt. This beer comes to us from Rick Wilson, whose Scottish heritage traces back to Clan Gunn. The base beer is noe that mimics a 90/shilling ale but the added peated malt gives it a clean, smoky aroma and the flavor of a well-made scotch. Of course in true Wolverine fashion the fact that this beer is a lager gives the beer a smooth, crisp profile, allowing us to showcase the nuances of the malt as the hearty flavor of the Maris Otter malt from the UK and the generous dose of dark crystal malts. We balance the malts with East Kent Golding and Willamette hops.
umich03jm (3305) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Wolverine. Aromas are brown sugar, peat smoke, and light caramel. Tastes like earth and smoked meat. Mild sweetness. Pretty watery and thin. Ok.
deyholla (9758) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear ruby amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some biscuit and earthy malts with a bit of underlying smoke. Flavor has more peated smoke with a bit of underlying peated smoke.
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