Monthly Archives: August 2010
For my third beer, I wanted to try another of my favorite types of beer, Brown Ales. Newcastle is an old stand by if I can’t find anything new to try at a bar and I wanted to try a … Continue reading
This was my second beer, and sticking with choosing beer from my heritage (I’m Irish and Scottish, so that might explain the first two beers) I chose a Scottish 80 Shilling Ale. My first beer was about 3.5% ABV and … Continue reading
Like Irish stouts, Irish ales are sociable session beers with a low alcohol content but substantial body. This beer pours with a deep red color and tan head over a caramel-like malt character with roasty and fruity notes. This beer has a similar taste to Smithwicks, though not quite as full bodied and little lingering flavor, but a smooth light finish.
Half of this batch was bottled with honey instead of sugar for a stronger honey flavor. Final outcome was little change in taste.