I had the pleasure of stopping at the Liquor Crossing in Red Deer. They have a great selection of craft and global brews. It is truly a hard decision to pick just one while you’re there. If you’re into stocking your beer fridge/cellar they have a variety of beers to meet your needs.
Maybe I’m in a Big Rock mood lately but I have to say it’s a good mood. I don’t recall having tried the Scottish Style Heavy Ale in the past. Flavourful, tasty and packs a bit of a punch. You shouldn’t get to carried away consuming this one. With 7.0% alcohol the heavy has a punch.
Ale’s are quite a bit different from the typical beer you find on tap or at a get together which are usually a lager. An Ale is a type of beer brewed from malted barley using a warm fermentation with a strain of brewers’ yeast that will ferment the beer quickly, giving it a sweet, full-bodied and fruity taste. The heavy refers to the alcohol content which at 7.0% is characteristic of Scottish Ales. It is not a heavy filling beer as some may expect.
Big Rock describes it as:
This soulful beast of a beer balances toffee, caramel and vanilla with a 7% alcohol content, as is customary for a Scottish heavy ale. Full body and a beautiful malt flavour warms the palette, imparting hints of peat and plum. Scottish Heavy is aged in oak three times as long as most other ales, which is the source of the beer’s vanilla flavour as well as its light oak aroma and flavour.”
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