Now we all know what the term Single Malt means when it comes to whiskey – don’t we?
The Scottish Whisky Association rules of 2009 define it as;
2.3 Single Malt Scotch Whisky means a Scotch Whisky produced from only water and malted barley at a single distillery by batch distillation in pot stills.
So what does it mean when it comes to beer?
Well – it isn’t defined – but 12 Acres Brewing Co. in Laois have come up with their own interpretation.
A lager brewed with 100% malted barley grown on one farm. Namely their own.
So what does it taste like?
Well I must confess to not being a big lager fan – too much mass produced tasteless uniformity for my liking – but 12 Acres are offering something a bit bolder.
It’s heavier, maltier and more fuller bodied than what I expected.
The earthy notes of County Laois can be experienced with every drop.
Not one to be thrown down the hatch on a session – rather one to sip & savour on a warm summer’s evening – of which we’ve had a few lately.
A worthy addition to the craft beer canon.