Free State Holiday Scotch Ale

Formerly brewed at Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
5.8% Scotch Ale | 0 Ratings | Special Release |
Every year we offer a new beer to celebrate the holidays. This year we have brewed a Scotch Ale. Scotch and Scottish Ales are generally malt centered beers with Scotch Ales being the stronger cousins of the much milder Scottish Ales. To further confuse the matter, the strongest of the Scotch Ales, those reaching into Barleywine territory, are often referred to as Wee Heavy. Our Holiday Scotch Ale is in the middle group of Scotch Ales We crafted this special brew primarily out of pale ale and crystal malts with roasted barley and flaked barley for extra color and texture. A small (<1.5%) quantity of peat smoked malt was added to lend a hint of the smoky complexity often found in American renditions of this classic style. The aroma hops are a mild blend of English Fuggle and Golding hops.
O.G. 15° P/1060 IBUs 20

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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
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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