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Beer Guide

10. English and Scottish Strong Ale

a) English Old Ale/English Strong Ale

  • Amber to copper to medium in color, English strong ales are medium- to full-bodied with a malty sweetness.
  • Fruity-ester flavor and aroma should contribute to the character of this ale.
  • Bitterness should be evident and balanced with malt and/or caramel sweetness.
  • Alcohol types can be varied and complex.
  • Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures.
  • b) Strong Scotch Ale

  • Scotch ales are overwhelmingly malty and full-bodied.
  • Perception of hop bitterness is very low.
  • Hop flavor and aroma are very low or nonexistent.
  • Color ranges from deep copper to brown.
  • The clean alcohol flavor balances the rich and dominant sweet maltiness in flavor and aroma.
  • A caramel character is often a part of the profile.
  • Fruity esters are generally at medium aromatic and flavor levels.
  • A peaty/smoky character may be evident at low levels.
  • Low diacetyl levels are acceptable.
  • Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures.
  • ALE: Barley Wine | Belgian and French Ale | Belgian-Style Lambic | Mild and Brown Ale | English-Style Pale Ale | American-Style Ale | English Bitter | Scottish Ale | Porter | English/Scottish Strong Ale | Stout
    LAGER: Bock | German Dark Lager | German Light Lager | Classic Pilsener | American Lager | Vienna/Mrzen/Oktoberfest
    HYBRID/ MIXED: German-Style Ale | German-style Wheat Beer | Smoked Beer | Fruit and Vegetable Beer | Herb and Spice Beer | Specialty and Experimental Beer | California Common Beer

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