MacTarnahan’s Noble Scot: Scottish Ale
Guest blog post by Matt Anderson. You can follow Matt on Twitter @supermatt28.
It seems that fall is officially upon us. I am a summer person. I love the heat and the sun. Being able to sit outside late in the evening drink a beer and smoke my pipe. However, fall brings with it something wonderful. Something that makes me love the fall. Fall seasonal beers! They tend to be darker and heavier, a few involve pumpkins! The Noble Scot is the first of such beers that I will be drinking this fall.
It is brown color and tan head hint at a beer heavy in malts and sure to warm one up on a chilly autumn evening. The aroma is slightly sweet and hints at brown sugar and molasses. The flavors that assail the palate are complex. The beer is noticeably sweet, but not overpowering in that regard. In addition, there is a slight spice like cardamon. A light hop bitterness finishes out the flavor of this well rounded and full bodied beer.
Fall not only brings out some of the best seasonal beers, but also some of the best seasonal foods. Spiced muffins or cakes, pumpkin pie! A light spiced or pumpkin spice muffin or cake would go wonderful with this beer. Perhaps a nice apple pie as well. If you are not in the mood for dessert or happen to be drinking with dinner. A stew featuring pork is a good place to start! Bottoms up and enjoy!
Over All-Rating: 9
Approachability (for new comers): 8