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BREW DAY! Scottish Heavy 70/-

 
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kal
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Joined: 12 Dec 2010
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Location: Ottawa, Canada

Drinking: German Lager, Electric Hop Candy Jr, Scottish 70/-, Cali Common, Maibock, Helles, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen


PostLink    Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:43 pm    Post subject: BREW DAY! Scottish Heavy 70/- Reply with quote


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Decided to brew a Scottish Heavy 70/- somewhat at the last minute!

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DONE! Hit the OG on the nose: https://www.instagram.com/p/BNcdjl1gym7/?taken-by=theelectricbrewery

All cleaned up and ready to brew again!: https://www.instagram.com/p/BNcj7TVgwaw/?taken-by=theelectricbrewery

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PostLink    Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ohhhh.. I really like Scotch Ales!

But the brands I drink are never with "ABV: 3.2 – 3.9%"..... more in the 7-9% range if I remember correctly.

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kal
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Joined: 12 Dec 2010
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Location: Ottawa, Canada

Drinking: German Lager, Electric Hop Candy Jr, Scottish 70/-, Cali Common, Maibock, Helles, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen


PostLink    Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup - those would be the "Strong Scotch Ale" category in BJCP 2008: http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style09.php
Or "Wee Heavy" in BJCP 2015 after they rejigged things slightly: http://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf

Both typically between 6.5 - 10% ABV

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Overall Impression: Rich, malty, dextrinous, and usually
caramel-sweet, these beers can give an impression that is
suggestive of a dessert. Complex secondary malt and alcohol
flavors prevent a one-dimensional quality. Strength and
maltiness can vary, but should not be cloying or syrupy.

Aroma: Deeply malty, with a strong caramel component.
Lightly smoky secondary aromas may also be present, adding
complexity; peat smoke is inappropriate. Diacetyl should be
low to none. Low to moderate esters and alcohol are often
present in stronger versions. Hops are very low to none, and
can be slightly earthy or floral.

Appearance: Light copper to dark brown color, often with
deep ruby highlights. Clear. Usually has a large tan head, which
may not persist. Legs may be evident in stronger versions.

Flavor: Richly malty with significant caramel (particularly in
stronger versions). Hints of roasted malt may be present
(sometimes perceived as a faint smoke character), as may some
nutty character, all of which may last into the finish. Peat
smoke is inappropriate. Hop flavors and bitterness are low to
medium-low, so the malt presence should dominate the
balance. Diacetyl should be low to none. Low to moderate
esters and alcohol are usually present. Esters may suggest
plums, raisins or dried fruit. The palate is usually full and
sweet, but the finish may be sweet to medium-dry, sometimes
with a light roasty-grainy note.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full to full-bodied, with some versions
(but not all) having a thick, chewy viscosity. A smooth,
alcoholic warmth is usually present and is quite welcome since
it balances the malty sweetness. Moderate carbonation.

Comments: Also known as “strong Scotch ale.” The term “wee
heavy” means “small strong” and traces to the beer that made
the term famous, Fowler’s Wee Heavy, a 12 Guinea Ale.
Historically, the strongest beer from a Scottish ale parti-gyle.

History: More related to historical brews than modern lowerstrength
Scottish ales, these beers have their roots in the strong
ales of the 1700s and 1800s, although formulations and
methods have changed. A premium product, often produced
for export. Modern versions have lower starting and finishing
gravities than their historical ancestors.

Characteristic Ingredients: Well-modified pale malt, with
roasted barley for color. May use some crystal malt for color
adjustment. Slight smoke character may be present in some
versions, but derives from roasted grains or from the boil.
Peated malt is absolutely not traditional.

Style Comparison: Somewhat similar to an English
Barleywine.

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.070 – 1.130
IBUs: 17 – 35 FG: 1.018 – 1.040
SRM: 14 – 25 ABV: 6.5 – 10.0%

Commercial Examples: Belhaven Wee Heavy, Gordon
Highland Scotch Ale, Inveralmond Blackfriar, McEwan's
Scotch Ale, Orkney Skull Splitter, Traquair House Ale

Tags: high-strength, amber-color, top-fermented, british-isles,
traditional-style, strong-ale-family, malty


Kal

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PostLink    Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had to share this...

After reading your post about this brew (20 minutes ago), my first thought was, "Man, gotta find this beer because it represents everything I love in a beer but haven't heard of it before." My wife was at the gym, so I figured I had about a half hour before I needed to help with supper, so I hopped down to our local brewery for a pint. I asked, "what's new on tap", and the bar keep said "we have this 'Wee Heavy', you wanna try it?"

Synchronicity? Mug
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