Its an authentic Scottish Heavy – using Maris Otter pale malt, Crystal Malt, Roasted Barley and malted Oats – to give a reddish amber beer – full of smooth malty flavours.
The boil was 3 hours long to get the caramalisation typical for this style of beer – and a low bittering hop rate with Fuggles and Goldings to emphasis the malt bias of the style. Some challenger and bramling cross hops were added at the end of the boil to add a hint of fruity flavour – but not so much as to dominate.
The beer was fermented at a low temerature – to create a clean flavour, again a feature of the style.
In summary, we did everything we could to make this an authentic Heavy and the result is a very malty, super drinkable and full bodied ale.