Epic Fest Devious Scotch Ale (Batch #5)

Formerly brewed at Epic Brewing Company (UT/CO)
Salt Lake City, Utah USA
7.8% Scotch Ale | 11 Ratings | Special Release |
The Fest Devious line is similar to Epic’s Exponential Line in that the beers will be limited batches of highly creative recipes designed for the Fall Seasons palate.

Pro-Am brewed with Mike Hahn for GABF 2011. Batch 5 under the Fest Devious name. Brewed on August 1, 2010. Packaged August 12, 2011.

Release #5 is a Scotch Ale. This beer tends towards sweetness and a full body, with a low hop flavour and aroma. Peaty Scotch finish.

The Malt: Muntons Maris Otter, Briess 2-Row Carapils Malt, Briess Caramel Malt 60L and 80L, Briss Smoked Malt and Briess Roasted Barley

The Hops: Sterling and more Sterling

ABV 7.8%

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
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Hops
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Yeast/Bacteria
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