A Conversation for A Guide to Scottish Beer

Heather Ale

Post 1

Bez (arguaby the finest figure of a man ever found wearing Bez's underwear) <underpants>

Not strictly a beer (there's no hops in it), but Fraioch is quite a nice pint.


Heather Ale

Post 2

Munchkin

Well, I was going to argue this, but the brewers website no longer displays the recipe (bang goes my long term plans) and when I eventually found someone who (vaguely) told me what was in it they said no hops. Still, it is a very nice pint. smiley - smiley


Heather Ale

Post 3

Toccata

Ah beat me to it smiley - smiley

I have a recipe somewhere smiley - biggrin just have to find a ton of Heather and some bog murtle.....

Beer doesn't HAVE to be hopped, just most is. The Dutch (I think) introduced hops, English ale was prone to spoiling and hopping acted as an antibatierial agent. The bitter flavour was secondary.

Am I getting too enthusiastic again? smiley - blush


Heather Ale

Post 4

Bez (arguaby the finest figure of a man ever found wearing Bez's underwear) <underpants>

I could have sworn that the definition of beer was a hopped ale.

Could be wrong. I do know that when it was introduced over here in the 15th century only ale with hops was called beer, and it was initially viewed with much suspicion, with many claiming that it gave a much worse hangover.

Bez


Heather Ale

Post 5

Toccata

smiley - erm

I ought to know this smiley - cross I shall have to have a check of my paperwork somewhen.


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