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Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale - Williams Brothers Brewing Company

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Ebulum Elderberry Black AleEbulum Elderberry Black Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

477 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 26
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Williams Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Introduced to Scotland by Welsh druids in the 9th Century, elderberry black ale was part of the Celtic Autumn festivals when the "elders" would make this strong ale and pass the drink round the people of the village. The recipe was taken from a 16th Century record of domestic drinking in the Scottish Highlands. Elderberries were used for many natural remedies to cure sciatica, other forms of neuralgia, influenza and rhumatism as they contain tannins and fruit oils. Ebulum is made from roasted oats, barley and wheat boiled with herbs then fermented with ripe elderberries.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 09-18-2001)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep chocolate color with no head retention. A smooth aroma wafts strongly of berry and a perfume of floral and chocolate tones. The body is smooth as is the malt flavor with deep hints of chocolate and potpourri. The berries finish the ale with a moderate bitterness. Very smooth and melded to be very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2004 17:17:30 | More by beernut7
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S: Bog, toasted malt, chocolate, earthy. Much like a stout.

T: Toasty, earthy, dark malts, stout like, a certain amount of dark berry flavour, and the elderberry is evident when drunk slowly over the tongue with some air infusion. The finnish has the crisp yet bitter finnish of elderberry.

M: Slightly coridial like, minimally syrupy or sticky, with medium to low carbonation.

O: Does what it says: Elderberry and it delivers. I would think of it like a porter or stout in its scents and flavours. Worth a try, and would go well with elderberry pie.

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Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.