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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Backpocket Wooden Nickel ].
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, caramel, smoked notes. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, pale malt, smoke, sweet malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150116]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (12438) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and light peated. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 160115

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (11916) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle, 5.7%. Clear dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dusty, little chocolate, little bread and a little sour malt. Flavour is malt, caramel, dusty, sour malt, little bread, little nut, medium sweet and a little bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpreo (1854) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Scottish, German, and Iowaian combine for this Scotch Lager with great aroma, and good taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10546) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of caramel, peat smoke, tobacco and light fruitiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, peat smoke and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering smokey finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
UrbanCaveman (131) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2014
12 oz bottle, poured into a shaker pint at approximately 40 degrees F. A: During the pour, the beer looks like weak tea, with watery spots that appear almost clear. Minimal head forms atop it in the glass, where it resembles a stronger tea with a slight reddish tinge. What head does form dies to a ring swiftly, and leaves little to no tracing behind. S: A base of warm, toasty bread meets the inside of an old wooden barrel that was used to carry a tree bark mulch, with a tinge of autumn-dried leaves skittering along the surface. T: Right up front, an earthy bitterness strikes, sharp-edged and lined with smoke and damp wood. It quickly fades into a sweet, toasty caramel malt, before the finish recedes as something not unlike a lightly smoked toffee. M: Light with mildly sharp carbonation, this beer is eminently drinkable. O: This is one of the more unique lagers I’ve tried, and rest assured, it is in fact a bock lager and not at all a Scottish ale. The smoke and malt play off one another quite well. I repeat this beer any time I happen to be near Iowa City (Go Hawkeyes).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tompete (229) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
From bottle. Pours caramel brown with a tan head. Aroma of my favorite song is amazing but it would mean the world and I don't think that it was. Notes of caramel and smoke and dry grain. Flavour is thickly and satisfyingly malty. Finish is dry to just slightly sweet. Great and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3067) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Draft @ brewery. Smoky toasty caramel malt aroma. Deep amber with a large beige head. Sweet slightly smoky coffee malt flavor. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nuplastikk (4878) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2014
12oz bottle. Scottish Lager. Filtered amber-brown body. Foamy beige head. I can’t quite place the aroma, some odd oily amber chocolate malt. Definitely off in some way, some of those garbage tones. Weird, amateur stuff, no brewing prowess displayed at all. Aroma keeps getting worse. Pretty bad, but an interesting concept.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (6583) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Draft - Wood, light smoke and toast. Copper with a thin beige head. Toasted malts, caramel, smoke and more toast. Peat is pretty light and balanced.

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