Fraoch 20th Anniversary Ale

Many thanks go out to my Secret Santa for 2010, finewinemike for the chance to try this beer. This beer has been on my Wants list for quite some time, and having passed on it at least once in the store, I wondered if I would get the chance – many thanks, Mike....

Kelpie Seaweed Ale

500 mL bottle, $3.99 World Market, Atlanta, GA, USA. (All over the rest of Atlanta too). If you are wondering what a Seaweed flavored Ale drinks like, the answer is that (this one at least) drinks like a light bodied, brown ale without the malt. Pours Porter...

Grozet Gooseberry & Wheat Ale

Cloudy orange pour. Hazy and cloudy, like a poor quality iced-tea. No head and very little lace. Very sharp, lemony and refreshing all around. Reminiscent of some other beers from this brewery. The Heather ale and this one drink like bitter shandy – that classic...

Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale

$2.49 single from Ziggy’s in Chattanooga, TN, USA. Dark, dark mahogany pour with very little head or lacing. Alcohol and fruits are very strong in the nose, but the alcohol is not carried into the taste. Medicinal notes with grape skins. Berry tastes underpin...

Alba Scots Pine Ale

According to the label the spruce and pine sprigs were collected in May 1998. Best before the end of June 2006. Attractive light red/amber pour, good carbonation and as a result decent head and a small amont of lacing. Aroma is largely caramel malts, with a little...