39/1857) Home: De Mons Belgian Abbey by The Inveralmond Brewery of Scotland: *; brewed with barley and wheat; from their Inspiration Series, #2; this is their take on a Trappist beer; it's vaguely like a Trappist with a faintly yeasty, fruity nose; bland taste, hints of fruit and malt;
I am taking Scotland out of turn in my journey through the 2016 Beer Advent Calendar today in honour of Robbie Burns Day. Sure, I am a mongrel, and my children moreso, but my father's mother was a McCordick and my mother was an Armstrong.
40/1858) Home: Clootie Dumpling by The Orkney Brewery of Scotland: **1/2; named for the traditional Scottish spiced pudding and the cloth (cloot) it is wrapped in; brewed with wheat and barley as well as cinnamon, sugar, allspice; dark brown; the nose features all three spices; delicious gingerbread like flavors but not sweet;
No fooling, I am going to seek out a Scottish bakery and bring home a few Clootie Dumplings.
Lang may yer lum reek.