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Scottish Export Ale 80/-

Style Snapshot

This cleanly malty, slightly smokey ale is pale to dark amber in color, medium to full-bodied, moderate in alcohol content, and balanced more towards maltiness, despite the high hopping rate, because of the low attenuation levels and solid malt character.

This style is the sweetest of the Scottish Ales. It should be noted that current commercial examples are becoming more like English bitters, which is outside the historical style profile.

History

Traditionally, these beers were dispensed via pumps, which forced air into the headspace of the cask, thus forcing the beer out. These air-powered systems are referred to as 'tall fonts'.

Style Parameters


Original Gravity (OG):

1.040 - 1.050

Final Gravity (FG):

1.012 - 1.018

Strength (ABV):

4.0 - 4.8

Bitterness (IBU):

15 - 27

Color (SRM):

10 - 19


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Serving This Style

Suggested serving temperature: 44 - 52 F

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Scottish Export Ale 80/-