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Old 02-01-2011, 06:13 PM   #1
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Red MacGregor Orkney Brewing Company.

Last summer I was in Acadia National Park and went to a bar in Southwest Harbor. I tried a Red MacGregor and man it tasted good. Maybe because I hiked a lot that day. Really good.

So back in CT i tried to find some and no one had it or heard of it. So I emailed the brewery in northern Scotland and eventually I got an email that first when from Scotland to Boston distributor then to Brooklyn distributor and then to me. And still no one sells in CT.

I was in West Springfield at a Costco and went to some big liquor store to get my son in college some 12 packs.- (hey he is 19). And low and behold- they had the whole Orkney lineup. Red MacGregor, Dark Island, Skull Splitter.

So if you ever see some try it.
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Question

had skull splitter....

what would you compare the red too?
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:40 PM   #3
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Red MacGregor is in the same category as a Smithwicks but the Red i more bitter and more complex, This is some guys review from Beer Advocate that is a little over the top but describes it.


Ruby red and clear. An unusually white head (given the color of the beer) that was nice and foamy.

Bitter with a nice cherry taste that balanced very well with the malty backbone.

A touch thin, medium carbonation and a pleasant amount of lingering bitter cherry in the aftertaste

Probably my favorite Scottish Ale to date. Very enjoyable beer!
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Interesting

i was a big Smithwick's fan there for awhile

i'll give it a whirl

so your not a fan of Belhaven Scottish Ale i take it.
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