Hermitage's Scotch Ale, also known as a Wee Heavy, pours out a reddish-brown color with amber highlights, and a beige colored head. The aroma is malty, with toasted grain notes and a slightly nutty character. Maltopia‘s flavor is true to its name: malt forward, with a deep toasted flavor, slight caramel character, a hint of plum-like fruitiness, and a hop bitterness enough for balance. Moderately full bodied with medium-high carbonation, Maltopia has a dry finish that makes it surprisingly easy drinking.
- 1st Place Gold, California State Fair, Commercial Craft Brew Competition 2011
- Silver, California State Fair, Commercial Craft Brew Competition 2012
Malty, malty, malty with a hint of malt. Also known as the "Wee Heavy" the are typically high in alcohol with a rich and bold sweetness aroma and flavor and some are quite smokey. Scotch Ales are more sessionable and refined than Scottish Ales, that '-ish' is important.
- ABV: High alcohol
- Color: Reddish brown to dark brown/black
- Glassware: Thistle glass
- Temperature: 50-55 oF
- Food Pairing: Game - roasted beef or lamb with roasted vegetables, sausage, smoked salmon