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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A hybrid beer blending the German and Scottish traditions. We Combine double decoction mashing, bock lager years and noble hops with a Scottish grain bill full of roasted and peated malt to create this truly unique lager.
Note: Einfach Scottish Lager


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (1665) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Amber and clear with an off-white head and light lacing. Malty aroma with light spices, wood, roast and a touch of smoke. Similar flavor, smooth and mild, easy to drink. Pretty light body with a soft feel and a clean finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is peat smoked malt, light cookie and caramel malt, bread crusts, dates, and herbal, minty hops. Flavor is peat smoked malt, meat, dark fruits, medium earthy hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaserk (36) - wdm, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Drank this bottle at Jethros soft open. Smooth almost chocolate taste. Liked it a lot!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sethdude (687) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Pours red with a medium head and light lacing. Aroma is sweet, almost tangy, with lingering smoke. Flavor is big caramel malts at the start, giving way to a nice, dry bitter midsection and a big sinus-filling smoke. Finish is mostly smoke with a slight yeasty, then grassy end.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajtrupp (195) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
The best part is the aroma. There’s a nice smokiness, along with some of the hops. As for the mouthfeel (damn I feel pretentious saying that word, but the alternative is "way it feels in your mouth", which is somehow dumber), it sticks like cough syrup, where the sweetness of the malts just won’t let go. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Michbeerlover (136) - - OCT 3, 2013
Picked up a six pack at the brewery recently. Pours reddish amber with no head. Very strong aroma of robust coffee and smoke. Taste is mostly smoke and some coffee. Body is thin. Wish it had more body and retained it's head for appearance sake. Otherwise, unique and enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1670) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle from some friends. Pour is dark, really peaty aroma. Flavor is mostly peat as well, they weren’t lyin’! Pretty interesting beer, definitely unique and flavorful.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoostIPA (1092) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Drank this bitch straight from the bottle. Nice. Aroma was cigarette butts, overfull ashtrays. Possibly some toffee. Taste was not really peated... more like coffee, cigars, ashtrays and a dash of chocolate. Not bad, actually. This beer is getting shit on in the reviews, but I quite like it. Decent. Thanks, Randomgarbage. You rate a metric shit ton of malt likka.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6070) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. From Iowa. A big thank you goes to John M.
Dark brown colour with a small white head. Roasted malt, rust, mild cappuccino and mild bitterness in the aroma. The flavour is quite interesting... it’s like a tangle of smoke, bitterness, toasted malt and rust. Sweetness and smoke in the aftertaste. Not bad but a bit messy.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheOneAfter909 (22) - Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Very nice color, and a slight aroma. Disappointed in first taste, but after a few more tastes, the flavor settled in.


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