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595: Kelburn Brewery | Dark Moor

20190622_185835The Brewery: “The Kelburn Brewing Company is a family run business based in Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Scotland. It is run by Derek Moore, his son Ross and daughter Karen.The company was formed in October 2001 and commenced brewing in April 2002……In the mid seventies, Derek realised that the quality of ale in the U.K. left something to be desired and determined to do something about it….As a science graduate from Paisley University he had some knowledge of the brewing process and decided to develop this through his experiments in home brewing. He was greatly assisted by the brewers at the now sadly defunct Strathalbyn Brewery.”

The Beer: “Smooth, dark and dangerous, this ale is designed to warm the cockles of your heart whilst sitting around the ingle after a long cold winter’s day outdoors. Although dark and and robust the aftertones of liquorice and blackcurrant make this an ale of complex character, not to be missed.”

You know me, I like a dark beer every now and again and this did not disappoint. Lot’s going on but very smooth. I was annoyed with both myself, for not noticing that it was out of date when I bought it, and the shop for still having it on the shelf. It was still clear and tasted fine but would like to try a fresher sample sometime too. 4.5% A.B.V. June 2019

The Real Ale Shop, Kilmahog, Stirling.