Jacobite Ale

United Kingdom
Jacobite Ale
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Brewed to celebrate the anniversary of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion the ale proved to be so popular it has become a permanent addition to the range. Based on an eighteenth century recipe the ale is spiced with coriander which gives a remarkably fresh aftertaste.

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
23
Served at: 
45° F
Hops: 
Fuggles, Goldings
Malts: 
Barley
Judges Review 
Pete Garofalo's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Spicy woodiness greets the nose followed by a caramel/toffee malt with a whiff of alcohol. Fruity character includes a dark dried fruit (fig, date, raisin). The flavor focuses first on the malt then adds a touch of woodiness, drying out as spiciness emerges toward the finish. Alcohol is subtle, but with a light coconut character that adds complexity. Maltiness is curiously subdued for the style. Deespite the lack of malt complexity, the added elements each provide something that improves the overall character. The coriander delivers a delicate layer of flavor, and the oak provides a slight edge to aroma and flavor without dominating. The combined elements create a whole greater than the sum of parts.

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