In Scotland back in the 1800s, breweries were taxed based on their beers’ starting gravity. A 70/- like this was a moderate-strength table beer with a moderate tax burden. But a pint for you? Just a flat $5, and we’ve already paid-off the tax man. Supper beer at its finest: malty with some caramelization, like cola or candied orange peel or marshmallows over a campfire. Freshly-cut grass, ripe fruit, earthy with a whiff of pipe tobacco. Light hop bitterness lending a clean finish. Slainte!
COLOR: semi-translucent medium orange amber with deep rocky off-white foam, lots of lace
BJCP STYLE: 9B. Scottish Heavy 70/-
NOTABLE INGREDIENTS: Authentic Scottish base malt, caramelized and roasted malts, two UK hop varieties, Scottish ale yeast.
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