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Alexander Keith's Limited Release Tartan Ale

Posted by Airdrie Store - Pat Morrison - full access, April 2nd, 2011 | 4 Comments

Due to the weather warning last night by Environment Canada, we decided to stay in town and not venture out to Paul's cabin in the woods!     After a long, physically tiring day at work, neither one of us felt like cooking, so we mosied on down to Riverstone Pub for beer and pub fare.

There on our table by the fireplace was a stand-up ad for Alexander Keith's Limited Release Tartan Ale.     We both love Scottish Ales, especially after visiting Scotland,  so this appealed to both of us.

We were pleasantly surprised with this Scottish style ale with warm amber hues and complex aromas, giving it a full-bodied taste with a slightly smoky finish.  It is amber in colour, a sip reveals the malty character of the beer, along with a hint of sweetness from caramel. The finish is malty with a lightly roasted touch.

We plan on trying our hand at this style of beer using the Barons Amber Ale , with 500 grams of  steeped, smoked malt.    We plan on adding this recipe to our ever growing beer recipes at our stores!    Cheers!

 

 

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Bambam wrote on Apr 29, 2011 8:16 PM:
What is a smoked malt and where do you find this?
Ron wrote on Apr 30, 2011 11:42 AM:
The Tartan kit may be purchased at any of our Calgary locations or in Airdrie for $10. If you really want to have fun use the Wyeast Scottish liquid yeast for $9.95
Colin Steele wrote on Feb 21, 2012 7:58 PM:
Hey, i just went to the 14th st NW location and got some great advice, i picked up this kit that you are talking about but what I missed what what exactly will the liquid yeast do that the regular yeast wont. I am started this kit tomorrow night and have already given a whiff of the smoked malt and wow cant wait.....i think i wont be using those tin can brew kits anymore...thanks for pointng me in the right direction....

Colin Steele
Pat, Airdrie store wrote on Feb 22, 2012 9:47 AM:
Hey Colin -- thanks for the accolades!! If you haven't started your kit yet, you might want to pop back into the NW store and pick up the Scottish Ale Liquid Yeast. This will give you more dimension and background to your beer -- give you more of a true Scottish Highland Ale style!!

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