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In true loafers style here’s the third and last of the ale challenge – about two months late! But I got to this one first before Tange and Proxam so I wins!
This is another ale found whilst making the arduous trip to Asda with Mrs B and a whimpering wallet. Four for £5 though feels a bit lighter for my wee friend who lives in the dark recesses of my deep, cavernous pockets. I have to confess I only bought it after being dazzled by the pink and purple jumper Mrs B bought and thought the attractive red hills set against a pale blue sunny backdrop of sky on the label made a better colour combination. I also thought after the boozy nights with Old Jock I’d better have a bottle of something that wouldn’t get me in trouble with Mrs B as I tripped up the stairs to bed. At only 4.2%alc vol this was just the jobbie. Of course marketing chappies would say I was tempted by the promise of a fine ale that boasts winning several awards in the cask-conditioned sections.
Brewed against the mountainous hills from which the name derives on the Misty Isle of Skye, Red Cuillin has a curiously nutty taste that blends to give a mild taste that sits a wee bit to heavy in my tummy. The colour was quite deceiving, being stored in a dark 500ml bottle and being an ale I had expected a nice dark shade and was disappointed to see a pale ale being poured into my glass.
Not the strongest or best tasting of ales I’ve had: but fortunately there are another four that this company brews. But that’s a job for those Ciao ale yobs Proxam and Tange to drink and review: I’ve got some serious loafing to catch up on!
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Goes to bwanamdevu - nice to see you back and writing.
You can see some bonnie photos of the hills at http://www.isleofskye.net/threeherons/kenbryan/redhills/
Visit the ales website at http://www.skyebrewery.demon.co.uk/