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Sprig & Fern Scotch Ale


Stout, Porter & Dark

Brewed In


What to expect:

Rich chocolate and a hint of smoke

Judges Comments:

Back for a second year in the Top 30, this was one of the real crowd-pleasers in 2019. From Nelson-based Sprig & Fern, this is a classic winter beer that comes in a cuddly 888ml bottle. Scotch ale refers to the strong pale ale coming out of Edinburgh in the 19th century. The generously rich, malty, sweet style is also known locally as “Wee Heavy”. The judges loved the smoky chocolate flavours that wafted out of their glasses. “Great depth and complexity – sweet with lovely, subtle smoky character”, said the judges.

Pairing Recommendation:

Slight smokiness and sweet malts can handle rich and spiced food alike. Try it with Moroccan-spiced butterflied lamb.