Orkney Brewery Red MacGregor (4%)

The last beer that I had by the brewery was their Skull Splitter and I loved it.
I have to say that I love this too.
This beer is such a lovely deep mahogany wood red and it smells fruity with a slight metallic tang.
In fact it smells a little like tools left out in the rain.
Drinking this beer is all about mouthfuls of Scotland.
Does that sound weird?
What I mean is that you get shortcake biscuit and tattie scones hiding in a tin in the background, covered in rich peppery toffee it acts as a wonderful support to the piney redwood resins that taste like walking through red squirrel territory.
There’s a leafiness that’s more bracken than hedgerow, dry and delicious and more-ish, it has a spiky sharp quality like beery thistles that stab at your palate.
This beer is super.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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