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Old Worthy Scottish Pale Ale
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Old Worthy Brewing Company
United Kingdom (Scotland)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
The color is light amber with some orange (17 EBC), the liquid is clear. The very compact finger-thick foam is yellowish; it sinks down to a thin cap without leaving any lacing on the glass.
The aroma has mild soft-meat smokiness, but also a slightly American hop flavour. The mixture of the floral hops, smoke and the soft sweetness gives a creamy soft scent that is reminiscent of British pubs.
Actually got scent sweetness me suspect that this could be a classic malt sweet Scottish experience. Partly it is so, but it was not as heavy as it could have become, strangely enough, the somewhat peaty smokiness an interesting ease. There is nice hop bitterness with clear tones of green grass and newly broke twigs. Lightweight body. The aftertaste is not as balanced, here goes the green tones in a light astringency and immature fruit that I do not really like. Otherwise, the smoke is blown away and the malt notes have become a fairly simple sweetness. The end is crisp with green vegetables.
Carbonation is light, the small bubbles fresh. The fluid is at the same time light and a bit sticky. Hmmm ...
Perhaps the experience is a little different with a Scottish dram on the side. On its own ... Well, it does not really stick together, the start is better than the end.
Anyone who is interested in different beer experiments should probably try out this one anyway; it reminds not directly of either German or American smoke beers. Even if the Scottish Innis & Gunn have some more or less smoky beer in their portfolio, this one lacks the butterscotch tones that are in them. On the other hand, this does not barrel aged.
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2012 12:36:21 |
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