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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Scottish and Irish Ale - Scottish Light 60/-

BJCP 9A

BJCP 2008 9A Scottish Light 60/- style example
9A - Scottish and Irish Ale / Scottish Light 60/-

 

IMPRESSION

Cleanly malty with a drying finish, perhaps a few esters, and on occasion a faint bit of peaty earthiness (smoke). Most beers finish fairly dry considering their relatively sweet palate, and as such have a different balance than strong Scotch ales.

COMMENTS

The malt-hop balance is slightly to moderately tilted towards the malt side. Any caramelization comes from kettle caramelization and not caramel malt (and is sometimes confused with diacetyl). Although unusual, any smoked character is yeast- or water-derived and not from the use of peat-smoked malts. Use of peat-smoked malt to replicate the peaty character should be restrained; overly smoky beers should be entered in the Other Smoked Beer category (22B) rather than here.

EXAMPLES

Belhaven 60/-, McEwan's 60/-, Maclay 60/- Light (all are cask-only products not exported to the US)

You can view the complete style details on the BJCP website. The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...

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VITAL

OG: 1.030-1.035
FG: 1.010-1.013
IBU: 10-20
SRM: 9.0-17.0
ABV: 2.5-3.2%

BJCP 2008 9A Scottish Light 60/- style example
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