One woman's ale journey

A beery boozy journey with delightful snacks along the way and a book in my hand.

Sunday 7 August 2016

Black Isle Organic Scottish Beer with Heather Honey

You can smell the honey as soon as the lid comes off and I wasn't sure if I was going to like this or not.  Me?  Not like a beer?  Of course, I needn't have worried - I loved it and Ale be sure to See It Again!

It's a delicious pale golden colour and has a really robust head for a golden coloured ale - what you see is what you get, it doesn't disappear at all.  There are loads of golden bubbles bursting to the surface but it's surprisingly smooth on the tongue.  The head remains until the last drop, lacing down the side of the glass as it refuses to disperse.

What an incredibly unusual flavour; the honey taste is definitely there but it isn't overpowering at all.  There is a hoppy aroma when you're drinking it and a slight bitter aftertaste which has the edge knocked off with the honey.  I really like it.  It is smooth, palatable sunshine in a glass that, when I closed my eyes, successfully transported me to the Scottish Highlands with purple coated mountains and fluffy white clouds.

Brewed for Marks & Spencer by Black Isle Brewery, Scotland
5% ABV

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