Rogue McRogue Scotch Ale (180ml Bottle)
McRogue Scotch Ale is a hearty Scotch Ale, not to be mistaken for its cousin, Scottish Ale, which are lighter in colour and body. McRogue is more scotch than ale. Deep copper in colour, caramel aroma, rich malty flavour with a roasted malt background. This elixir was debuted at the 1995 Oregon Brewers Festival. McRouge is brewed with Great Western Harrington, Klages, Beeston floor-malted Amber, Pale Chocolate and pale Weymann Caramunich Malts, and rolled oats. Willamette and Kent Goldings Hops. Measurements: 17. 5 degrees Plato, IBU 45, Apparent Attenuation 77, Lovibond 28. 6.
Scotch Ale was the name given to a strong pale ale from Edinburgh in the 19th century. This was typical of the strong pale ales brewed in Britain at that time - mainly pale barley malt and moderate hopping, and were not that stylistically different to English Strong Ales or Barley Wines. The name however became regionalised so that a strong pale ale from Scotland became known as a Scotch Ale or Wee Heavy. Beers using the designation Scotch Ale are popular in the USA where most examples are brewed locally. Examples of beers brewed in the USA under the name Wee Heavy tend to be 7% abv and higher, while Scottish brewed examples, such as Belhavens Wee Heavy, are typically between 5.5% and 6.5% abv.