Strong Dark Ale
These strong, dark ales are all quite malty and strong and are the perfect winter warmer. Whether it's in the form of a well-balanced and slightly-more-hoppy American barleywine or the Scotch Ale with its full-bodied dessert-like qualities,
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One of the strongest beer styles available, Barleywine can be sweet, bittersweet, lively and fruity but its always high in alcohol. Flavours range from intense fruit to intense hops, with American versions more hoppy and English versions more rounded and balanced between malt and hops. The strength and complex flavours of barleywine can be a challenge to the palate, but it certainly makes for an interesting brew.
Weizenbock is a ‘bock-strength’ version of dunkelweizen, a dark wheat beer. A high alcohol content, complex malt flavours and dark fruits characterise this beer.
Scotch Ales traditionally go through a long boil in the kettle to caramelise the wort, producing a deep copper-brown coloured brew. With a pronounced caramel and roasted malt flavour, they’re higher in alcohol, sweeter and fuller-bodied than your usual Scottish ale.