Fraoch '20'

Fraoch '20'

20th Anniversary Fraoch

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We celebrated 20 years of brewing Fraoch with this very special limited edition. This 11%, triple version; matured in ex-sherry casks previously used to mature single malt Speyside whiskey for 20 years.

Brewed to 11% then secondary fermented in ex-sherry/malt whisky casks giving a champagne/lambic conditioning which gives it bright green apple high notes and rich caramel tones. The aroma and finish are of sherry wood with heather and peat flavours.

Please note, this was a one off special edition and has long since sold out, so is now a legacy brand & will not be coming back into stock.

Tasting Notes

See

Tasting Tips from the Brotherhood

Colour

Make yourself comfortable in a well-lit room. Pour your beer into a glass and take a good, long look.

Describe what you see. Is it clear or cloudy? Does the foam on the head stick around or quickly dissipate? Is that foam "rocky" or "fluffy" and how would you describe its colour? Does the foam leave "lace" on the glass as you sip the beer? And the bubbles? Tight and champagne-like or larger and more bulbous?

Finally, colour: Use as many words as you want to describe it.

Hazey Amber/Gold
Smell

Tasting Tips from the Brotherhood

Aroma

Did you know the sense of smell accounts for about 80% of flavor perception?

Okay, here we go: Let your freshly-poured glass of beer breathe for a few moments. Now, give it a few brief sniffs. Swirl the glass a bit—like you’ve seen wine-buffs do—and have another whiff. Look past the obvious "smells like beer" responses. What other aromas are you getting? Maybe toasted malts, piney hops, maybe ester-and-phenol-producing yeast? Fruit? Spices?

Whisky, Wood, Sherry & Wild Yeast
Taste

Tasting Tips from the Brotherhood

Taste

Now that you have visually inspected your beer & described its aroma, you can engage in tasting. Remember that tasting is about the transition of flavors from the first sip contact through the finish.

Allow the beer to coat the inside of your mouth. Allow the liquid to run the full gamut of your tongue and hit all those taste bud areas, importantly, the bitterness receptors at the back of the tongue.

Now, describe the length, intensity and quality of the finish.

Tart, whisky, sherry, heather & funk.
Bitterness
1
Sweetness
1.5

Brew Sheet

Style
Barrel Aged Fraoch
ABV ?

Brewer's Lingo

ABV

ABV stands for Alcohol By Volume. It is a standard measure of how much alcohol is contained in a given volume of an alcoholic beverage.

11.0%
IBUs ?

Brewer's Lingo

IBUs

IBUs stands for International Bittering Units. We use the IBU scale to measure of the bitterness of beer, which is provided by the hops used during brewing.

The bittering effect is less noticeable in beers with a high quantity of malt, so a higher IBU is needed in heavier beers to balance the flavor.

8
OG ?

Brewer's Lingo

OG

OG stands for Original Gravity.

1095
Malts
Pale Rye, Cara Malt, Wheat
Hops
First Gold
Full ingredients
Water, Malted Wheat, Heather, Bogmyrtle, Ginger, Sugar, Yeast Allergy Advice: For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold above.
Calories
78kcal per 100ml
Available in…
750ml Bottle

Drink Fraoch '20' with…

Haggis

Fraoch '20'