Brewed by Amphora
Style: Scotch Ale
Póvoa de Lanhoso, Braga, Portugal
Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Strong Scotch Ale. A mais complexa e inebriante variedade da AMPHORA, repleta de misticismo com os seus toques de caramelo e florais. A companheira ideal para pratos de peixe, aves, ou então para aquele momento a dois num belo pôr-do sol.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1424) - Lisbon, - JUN 9, 2013
Got a 50cl bottle from the brewer himself, João Palmeira. This is a really interesting beer. Dark copper color with thin head. Taste is a bit of all, light sweet, light bitter and light sour. Nice and balanced. Body is medium and texture is lightly sticky. Carbonation is medium and the finish and long and bitter. Nice! Aroma is medium malty, light caramel, herbs, spices, pepper, some alcohol, some wood, cellar. Very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mR_fr0g (3117) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle shared at Chrisso’s May 2014 tasting 25/05/2014. Thanks to Paul the portugal pusher. Aroma is subdued light orange , lemon and grains. Light hazed golden coloured pour with a light white head. Flavour is apple, banana, stale malts. Palate is flabby, somewhat thin, and grainy. Pretty bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle at the chriso May 2014 tasting - London. Pours lightly hazy gold with a white cream topping. The nose has dry wheat and light citrus rind. Medium sweet flavor with some leaves, dry bread, orange and yeast. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with more wheat bread and bitter leaves. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
A mediocre Scotch as far as Scotch ales go, but pretty decent as a Portuguese beer. Picked it up in a store in Braga with Kent and Nick in 2014. Light amber colored, musty aroma with a too sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7390) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle from andregoncalves, many thanks! Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes orangebraunes Bier mit geringer beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, fruchtig, würzig, reife Früchte. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, Karamell, reife Früchte, Gewürze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisO’s. Lightly hazy gold beer, tidy off white head. Palate is airy and dry. Fine carbonation. Light tangy dried fruits. Airy floralness. Light dry finish. Fresh air beer, inoffensive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (1631) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle @ Chriso May 14 tasting. Not a wee heavy or scotch ale by any stretch. Pours hazy amber, some light citrus, white wine, thin sweetness, light bitterness. A little weak, but alright I guess.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle via trade, shared at Chriso. It pours clear golden with a medium white head. The nose is toasted grain, light sweetness, apple and dull sort of smoke. The taste is crisp, doughy, hay, grain, touch watery, toast, apple and melon. Lightish body and moderate carbonation. A bit tepid. Scotch ale??? I think not. So-so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Hazy amber lasting beige head. Some Belgian yeast. Some toffee. I thought ok. Some hop. Ok.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
camoes (107) - PORTUGAL - MAY 6, 2014
Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 9E). Bottle 50 cl - Batch 003-14. AROMA: strong floral and resinous hop aroma. very low malt aroma for the style. APPEARANCE: light copper color with orange tint. average ivory head with low retention and no lacing for the rated abv. TASTE: strong hop flavour with no malt. strong bitterness that longers from the beggining to the end. completely the oposite of the advertised style. PALATE: very thin body. no alcohol warmth. low carbonation. OVERALL: strangely, perhaps another case of mislabeling from this brewery as this "Scotch Strong Ale" more resembles a poor IPA...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
teddybeer (2224) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2014
[Thanks to andregoncalves]. Bottled. Brown colour with minimal and quickly diminishing off-white head. Aroma has notes os light caramel and moderate toasty with yeasty hints. Flavor is yeasty, slightly caramel and with a poor maltiness.

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