Regency Park, South Australia.
Scotch Ale ABV 8.0% 330ml Bottle
So named because it’s originator is a twin, Seeing Double is a complex and hearty brew. Tawny in colour, with an inviting fume and a faint ‘reek’ from the use of peated malt (normally reserved for whisky-making). You may also detect banana or lolly-like esters amongst the caramel and toffee laced vapours.
The syrupy palate is thick and coating, and releases wisps of flavours termed ‘congeners’ by whisky connoisseurs. The hops are restrained in-keeping with the traditional style and the Scots loathing of expensive ‘Southern’ Fantoosh.
This rare Scotch ale is created in Winter, by carefully mashing the blended Scottish and Australian malts, infusing a big rolling boil. It is then patiently attended, whilst three separate pitchings of yeast froth gently in the cool fermenting vats for six full weeks.