Tag Archives: Scotland

Swannay Brewery Sneaky Wee Orkney Stout (4.2%)

I have to admit that as I poured this I wasn’t hopeful as it looked really thin and a little flat. The smell wasn’t all that either, just some weak chocolate and a little toffee, but as soon as I … Continue reading

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Loch Ness Brewery Hoppyness (5%)

This begins as a beautifully refreshing little beer for the warmest day of the year s far. Hoppyness pours a sunshine and straw yellow with a bubbly head and smells of grapefruit and apricots on a bed of cut grass. … Continue reading

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Williams Bros. Brewing Co. Kelpie (4.4%)

Kelpie is a Seaweed Ale. Brewed with Bladderwrack, it supposedly replicates old Scottish coastal beers that used barley grown in fields fertilised with seaweed. Having lived on the coast (of Cornwall rather than Scotland) I can categorically state that Kelpie … Continue reading

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Williams Bros. Brewing Co. Midnight Sun (5.6%)

So this is a Porter with a bit of root ginger thrown in? I have to say it works for me, helped in the first instance by this being a pretty good beer to start with. It’s pours a dark … Continue reading

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Fyne Ales Piper’s Gold (3.8%)

We finally have weather decent enough to get into the back garden and so out I went to get on with all the jobs that needed doing. And I must say that after a morning of painting fences, Radio 4 … Continue reading

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