The History of House Ale
The original ale first brewed in 1964 and now sold all over the world. Perhaps the most distinctive Scottish ale on the market and with its rich, dark oakiness this is a deep, contemplative ale.
Deep reddish-amber/brown in color; full, velvet-like body; medium dry and powerful, with an earthy hint of peat character. Malt flavors and fruity finish show a subtle hint of fermentation in wooden vessels.
Pâté de foie gras and other rich appetizers. Good to soak a Stilton in or to serve with Stilton or other blue cheese. Can accompany fruit and fruit tarts or as a morning pick-me-up with coffee and brunch. Excellent with fruit and cheese or as a winter warmer. Enjoy with a fine cigar. Serve in brandy snifter.
US Open Silver Medal "Strong Scottish Ale," July, 2015.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine "Top 25 Beers of 2012" - #2 of 25!
"1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die," selection, A. Tierney-Jones, 2010
Ratebeer.com: 97 points (July 2015)
Gold Medal -World Beer Championships 2013, 2010, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2000
Platinum Medal & World Champion Scotch Ale -World Beer Championships 1996 & 1997 .
"World classic." - Michael Jackson.
Four stars, "Exceptional," - BevX, Jan. 2010
Product Sizes and Quantities
- 16.9 ounce (500 ml) bottles / 12 per case
ABV: 7.2% - OG: 1.070 - IBU: 26
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops, yeast; fined with isinglass.
Nutritional info: Serving Size - 12 oz. (355 ml). Calories: 248; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 11 mg (1% DV); Total Carbohydrates 17 g (6% DV); Sugars 0 g; Protein 2 g (4% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)