18 March 2009

Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale

From Scotland's Heather Ales comes the Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale. Heather's deal is making beers with traditional - read, very very old - methods and native ingredients, so Ebulum is "made from roasted oats, barley and wheat boiled with herbs then fermented with ripe elderberries." Which sounds pretty awesome, and is. Lots of flavor rich dark flavor with a nice sour-berry (not sweet) finish, best enjoyed at "room temperature" - this would be British room temperature, so that's ~55 degrees Fahrenheit - it's a nice departure from, well, pretty much everything.

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