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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10220) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
UrbanCaveman (77) - 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 Iíve 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).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tompete (217) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3019) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2014
12oz bottle. Scottish Lager. Filtered amber-brown body. Foamy beige head. I canít 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (5005) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (2294) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2014
bottle @ Johnís 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 (8) - 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
SrSilliGose (3270) - 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 (2553) - Conifer, 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.


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