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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (1835) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2014
bottle @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear dark amber brown, head that drops to a solid cover, streaks of lace. Taste is peaty malt with some clinging semi-sweet toffee that moves quickly through to a light bitter finish. Not a particularly inviting taste. Okay, not great at all.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pschulz93 (7) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
Bottle at home. Really nice beer with well blended flavors of toffee sweetness and smoke. Very pretty in the glass: clear light brown and effervescent. Slight metallic taste likely from the peated malt. Wish it had a bit more body but otherwise very well done. Would drink again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilligoose (3227) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
peted bock. scotched ale. cred. pepsican is the man! complex, inviting aroma of clean dry toasted, peaty dry earthy dough. rustic scotch ale. taste offers a bit of a metallic copper twang in addition to other notes noted just a tip ago. metallic note a bit more potent as it opens up. somewhat drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2001) - 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 (9466) - 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 (45) - 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 (694) - 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 (227) - 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 (140) - - 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 (1734) - 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.


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