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Avondale Long Branch Scottish Ale

Avondale Long Branch Scottish Ale
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Avondale Brewing Company’s historic building was once a watering hole known as the Long Branch Saloon. A favorite spot for locals and travelers alike, the Long Branch Saloon saw it’s share of friendly drinkers and poker games as well as a few gristly shootouts.

The Long Branch Scottish is an Americanized 80 Shilling Scottish Ale. The appearance is a slightly dark shade of brown and the nose is filled with roasted and bready malt. This brew is malt forward with dominate caramel notes backed by a light hop bitterness. A very clean, crisp malt character that leaves hints of roast and smoke that dissipates to a very clean and enjoyable finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (451) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Draft. Dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate and smoky malt aroma. The flavor is the same with some caramel and coffee notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Draft at the brewery just marked as Scottish Ale. Dark brown color with a nice tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet and smokey. Flavor is caramel malt and coffee. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bomber shared by tia at the 21st Richmond Gathering, 11/1/14. Pours a dark brown color with a thin head. Poor head retention. Aroma of not much, mild caramel malt. The taste is caramel, toffee. Thin bodied, weak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Draft at the source. Clear medium brown color, small tan head. Aroma of caramel and nutella. Taste is malt forward with light fruit. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4905) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Mild cherry aroma, kind of boozy. Hazy chestnut, thin head. Sweet cereal flavor. Light body. I’ve had vienna lagers that were similar to this.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopTsing (483) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
From the bottle poured a brownish brew with a slight white head. Subtle aromas and flavors of malt and hops. Tastes slightly better than it looks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Richmond 21st. Medium to dark amber, slight head, mostly clear. Courtesy tia. Aroma is sweet and slightly smoky malts. Flavor matches. Wish it had a thicker body. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle pour @ the 21st Richmond Gathering. Light brown with a small tan head. Nose of strong caramel. Some old musty leather. A burlap sack filled with milk chocolate. Taste is sort of knackered. Cardboard and apple. Grape and caramel. Must. Medium body, soft carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1433) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ RG 21. Auburn with thin head. Smells a little smoked and a little citrus/sour. Tastes like good bread. Lightly bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
ttroha (443) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Tap at brewery. Pours dark black with frothy white head. Aroma of chocolate and malts. Tastes of chocolate, malts, very slight vanilla. Light bodied. Pretty good

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