Multi award winning Stonecutter Scotch Ale is the big, hearty, ‘red wine’ of our range.
The Scotch Ale style is believed to have originated in Edinburgh in the 18th century and is colloquially known as "wee heavy" due to its higher strength than its paler siblings. As one of the first beers that Andy brewed at the Dodson Street brewery, it is a doff of the cap to his family heritage of the Deuchars Clan who hail from Eastern Scotland.
We use nine malts blended together to produce layers of caramel, toffee, liquorice, chocolate and roasty flavours. These layers are balanced by a tart, raisiny fruitiness that gradually gives way to give this dark beer a lingering dry finish. Rich, full bodied, warming and moreish, Stonecutter pairs well with the following dishes:
- Roast beef or lamb
- Hearty casseroles and stews
- Crème brûlée
- Scottish shortbread
Alcohol by Volume: 7%
Base Malt: Pale Ale Malt made from Optic Barley, North Canterbury, New Zealand.
Speciality Malts: Cara Aroma, Cara Red, Heavily Peated Distilling Malt, Pale Crystal, Medium Crystal, Vienna Malt, Amber Malt, Wheat Malt
Hops: Southern Cross, Pacific Jade
Yeast: Wyeast 1968 “London ESB”
Original Gravity: 18° Plato
International Bitterness Units: 38
|Country of Manufacture||New Zealand|
|Sub Variety||Scotch Ale|