I’ve no idea why, but I had a feeling I wasn’t going to like this beer and as a result it’s sat waiting to be tried for ages.
I was wrong.
I often am.
Because in actual fact St. Giles is a rather decent Scotch Ale that sits a nice ruby red in my glass and smells of potato cakes, bran and prunes.
The malt is big and round and packed with stewed red fruit, toffee and pancakes, and the hops are crunchy and red and autumnal, and give a nice leafy foliage feel to the dry, slightly sweet finish.
All in all, pretty good.
Source: Ales 4 You