Beer of the Week – Fierce Beer Cranachan Killer

Friday is upon us once again and it’s time for another recommendation from my growing list of unsung Scottish beers to sample. Each and every Friday throughout 2017 I will be turning the spotlight towards a beer produced here north of the border that I feel deserves just a little more recognition. It’s too good to not be loved by as many people as possible. So the end of the week means another beery tip!

This time around it is a pale ale – but this one is unlike any other pale ale I’ve suggested so far, or indeed tried so far. From Dyce in Aberdeenshire, Fierce Beer have grown their reputation on piling flavour into their releases like few other breweries around. They are so prolific – and growing fast – that you’d do well to keep up with what they have on offer. And when it comes to their raspberry pale ale – you’d do very well indeed. I’m talking about the amazing Cranachan Killer.

36. Cranachan Killer (5.5%)
Fierce Beer, Dyce, Aberdeenshire
Style: Pale Ale
330ml bottle

Pick it up here:
At Fierce Beer’s online shop (as individual 330ml bottles)

We need to talk about the colour. This beer is a deep, pinkish red that just looks like a raspberry juicebomb. And yet it isn’t – because as the name suggests this is Fierce’s take on that most Scottish of desserts. They brewed an oatmeal pale ale and added raspberries and the sensation is every bit like dunking a spoon into the quintessential post-wedding pud. The oats give the creaminess and the raspberries the sharpness. The beer comes out sweet, fruity and incredibly surprising and is one of the most unsung beers you could find anywhere in the UK at the moment. It’s a real belter.

Beer of the Week Series:
1. Fyne Ales Highlander
2. Swannay Old Norway
3. Broughton Old Jock
4. Traquair House Ale
5. Tempest Easy Livin Pils
6. Cromarty Brewed Awakening
7. Fallen Chew Chew
8. Black Isle Hibernator
9. Isle of Skye Red
10. Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Engineer’s Reserve
11. Orkney Skull Splitter
12. Windswept Wolf
13. Kelburn Dark Moor
14. Alechemy 5ive Sisters
15. Loch Ness Light Ness
16. St Andrews Eighty Bob
17. Harviestoun The Ridge
18. Orkney Dark Island
19. Williams Bros Seven Giraffes
20. Cairngorm Black Gold
21. Strathaven Craigmill Mild
22. Black Isle Red Kite
23. Spey Valley Spey Stout
24. Top Out Schmankerl
25. Cross Borders Braw
26. Williams Bros Midnight Sun
27. BrewDog Kingpin
28. Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack
29. Deeside MacBeth
30. Drygate Ax Man Red Rye IPA
31. Swannay Orkney Session
32. Fallen Platform C
33. Black Isle Porter
34. Top Out Altbier
35. Black Metal Gates of Valhalla

One thought on “Beer of the Week – Fierce Beer Cranachan Killer”

  1. Wow, sounds like an intriguing taste combination. Definitely one to try in the future. Their Tropical Trout is a really great mix of stouty ale and tropical fruits that takes a few sips to get your head around but is ultimately a great taste! They work flavour magic those guys!

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