An old freind of mine, who’d like to be known as The Scots-Irish tippler, har promised to do the occational post for my blog. Here is the first contribution:
The Royal Hotel in Blairgowrie, just north of Perth, has a guest beer policy with a regular change of one tap to a smaller Scottish beer. No doubt a welcome change to Tennants, Carling and McEwans. The most recent one on tap was PERTH 800 ALE, celebrating 800 years of Perth’s Royal Charter, presented in 1210 by William the Lion, and confirming Perth as a Royal Burgh. The claim for the beer is as a Traditional Scots’80/- deep amber ale with a rich malty palette and a gentle bittering finish. It doesn’t mention just how smooth this is; malty certainly, and with the sweet just cut by the bitter to leave a lingering after-taste that is not at all unpleasant.
PERTH 800 ALE is a product of the Inveralmond Brewery which you can find at www.inveralmond-brewery.co.uk and for up to date news check http://www.inveralmondbrewhousenews.blogspot.com/ and some musings by the head brewer at http://www.mashtunmusings.blogspot.com/ The Scots-Irish Tippler is not a big beer drinker, more tippler than connoisseur, and knows what he likes. On a five star rating, this one gets a four and a bit.