Monday, July 30, 2007

Tasting Notes: Burning Skye Scottish Ale

Brewery: Empyrean Brewing Company
Date Poured: July 2007
ABV: 5.8%

Another beer I picked up on my last trip to the midwest. Empyrean Brewing is based in Lincoln, Nebraska.

It pours a crystal clear coppery brown with a thin ivory head. It smells of sweet earthy malt, lightly smoky and lightly sweet.

The taste is no surprise as it mirrors the smell. Earthy and sweetish, hops way in the background here. I like the smoky flavor that they get in this beer, a lot of brewer's downplay that aspect of Scottish ales. (I find later that they do use Rauch malt.)

Body is a touch light but it's plenty drinkable. I've had better but it's still a fine Scottish ale.

Empyrean Brewing Co.

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