Caledonian launches black beer inspired lager

05 October 2016

Caledonian Brewery has added a new edition to its beer portfolio, with the launch of Dark Light.

Coming in at 4.7%, Caledonian describes the beer as having a dark malt character but also offering light, crisp refreshment. Referring to the beer as unlike any other beer in their current offering, Dark Light is said to have an initially fruity flavour, quickly balanced by a creamy, more full-bodied taste.

Black beer, or Schwarzbier, was originally brewed in southern Germany with the colour coming from the dark malts.

'Dark Light is our fresh and modern take on the historic Schwarzbiers of southern Germany,' said Craig Steven, beer manager and Beer Academy sommelier. 'It really does have it all – some fruity tones initially, followed by clean bittersweet notes of dark malt, chocolate, coffee and vanilla, within a medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish. We're certain this fresh yet historic style will be a hit with punters looking for something a bit different.'

Dark Light is available on draught, to the trade, as of now.

Caledonian Brewery, 0131 3371286

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