Saturday, 28 January 2012

Brew Brunswick-Pump House Scotch Ale

Moncton's Pump House Brewery makes a slew of badass brews. Their Scotch Ale is definitely one such product. It is sold in 341mL bottles and contains just 4.8% alcohol--relatively little for the style. Still, what it lacks in alcoholic zeal it more than makes up for in flavour. This brew tastes BIG.

It is a handsome mahogany colour, only slightly carbonated, and topped with scant head. It has the sweet aroma of dried fruit and basement malts nestled into primary scent, which is smoke. The flavour is very smokey, very peaty and very nice. There are notes of raison mingling with the smoke, to create a very nice taste combination. The aftertaste is sweet and quite gentle.
While the Pump House Scotch Ale is nowhere near as alcoholic-ly powerful as some other scotch ales I've downed, it is very tasty and quite interesting. This is a beer that will appeal to drinkers with a taste for flavourful ales and is definitely worth pursuing.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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