Scottish Export

Recipes:
1,951
BJCP 2021:
14C
Era:
Traditional
Origin:
🇬🇧 Great Britain
Fermentation:
Top
Color:
Amber
Strength:
Normal
Taste:
Malty

Profile

The Scottish Export is a rich, malty beer that emanates from Scotland's storied brewing heritage. Historically, this style was part of a range of beers developed in the 19th century to cater to various tax brackets based on their alcohol strength. The "Export" nomenclature within the Scottish ale category typically denotes a medium-strength offering that was traditionally exported, hence more stable and robust than lighter versions.

The Scottish Export boasts a deep amber hue with excellent clarity. It may exhibit ruby highlights and should be topped with a creamy off-white head that persists well. Aromatically, this beer has a prominent malt character featuring caramel or toffee-like qualities, sometimes with hints of butterscotch. The use of Scottish malt results in a particularly smooth bouquet without roasty or overly burnt tones. On the palate, the Scottish Export offers complex malt flavors reminiscent of sweet caramelized sugars, though it is not overwhelmingly sweet due in part to a slight dryness in the finish. The flavor profile balances malt complexity with cleanliness of fermentation. Subtle fruity esters can be present but are never dominant. Hop bitterness is generally low to medium and serves to balance rather than override the maltiness. Peaty or smoky notes may be very faintly detectable in some variants from traditional ingredients or water profiles but should not overshadow other flavors.

This style relates closely to its lighter companions such as Scottish Light and Scottish Heavy but presents greater depth and alcohol warmth due to its higher original gravity and subsequent strength – characteristics that make it more comparable internationally with English Pale Ales yet still distinctly softer and less hoppy than those cousins from south of the border between Scotland and England.

Specifications

Alcohol

Specification
3.9 – 6.0 %

In Database
3.7 < 5.0 < 6.5 %

Bitterness

Specification
15 – 30 IBU

In Database
12 < 22 < 35 IBU

Color

Specification
24 – 39 EBC
12 – 20 SRM

In Database
19 < 30 < 42 EBC
10 < 15 < 22 SRM

Original Extract

Specification
10.0 – 14.7 °P
1.040 – 1.060 OG

In Database
9.9 < 12.8 < 16.5 °P
1.040 < 1.052 < 1.068 OG

Final Gravity

Specification
2.6 – 4.1 °P
1.010 – 1.016 FG

In Database
2.1 < 3.6 < 5.1 °P
1.008 < 1.014 < 1.020 FG

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