Multi award winning Stonecutter Scotch Ale is the big, hearty, ‘red wine’ of Renaissance's range. The Scotch Ale style is believed to have originated in Edinburgh in the 18th century and is colloquially known as "wee heavy" due to its higher strength than its paler siblings.
Renaissance use nine malts blended together to produce layers of caramel, toffee, liquorice, chocolate and roasty flavours. These layers are balanced by a tart, raisiny fruitiness that gradually gives way to give this dark beer a lingering dry finish.
Rich, full bodied, warming and moreish, Stonecutter pairs well with the following dishes:
- Roast beef or lamb
- Hearty casseroles and stews
- Crème brûlée
- Scottish shortbread
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