Scone Barley Wine

From Eating Asturias, the Encyclopedia of Asturian Gastronomy

This beer, according to the legend of Scone, is the fifth on the journey of the stone from the dawn of biblical time to the present.

Kenneth MacAlpin An Ferbasach manages to unify the Scots and Picts, becoming the first King of Scotland, taking the Stone with him to the monastery of Scone, where kings were crowned on it until 1296.

Style Guidelines

  • Color: Deep Amber (11 SRM)
    • Standard: Tawny copper to deep red/copper-garnet (11-36(22-72 EBC) SRM)
  • Clarity: Light chill haze
    • Standard: Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures
  • Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Very sweet malty flavors
    • Standard: Residual malty sweetness is high
  • Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: None detected
    • Standard: Hop aroma and flavor are very low to medium. English type hops are often used but are not required for this style.
  • Perceived Bitterness: Mild-medium (33 IBUs)
    • Standard: Low to medium (40-65 IBUs)
  • Fermentation Characteristics: Highly alcoholic in both aroma and flavor. Some caramel notes
    • Standard: Complexity of alcohols and fruity ester attributes are often high and balanced with the high alcohol content. Low levels of diacetyl are acceptable. Caramel and some oxidized character (vinous aromas or flavors) may be considered positive attributes.
  • Body: Full
    • Standard: Full