Second Wedge Monday Night Piper
Can you hear the bagpipes? Must be Monday night in Uxbridge – cheers to a Legion tradition. Rich British malts make soul-stirring music with a touch of spicy-earthy hops.
Scottish ales are generally dark, malty, full-bodied brews. Many examples have a hint of smokiness derived from the use of peated malt. 60, 70, and 80 shilling examples are all session ales under 5% abv, but the stronger "wee heavies" can range closer to 8%, with the accompanying increase in alcohol flavour and esters. Works well as an accompaniment to hearty meat and game dishes, sharp cheddar, atholl brose and shortbread.