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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sthlm (1255) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2013
[Bottle] Pours deep red with a small white head. Aroma is weird. Pistachio and stale cigarette smoke. Well, hopefully that will improve as it warms. After warming, the aroma has changed, but not improved. Now I mainly get musty, mildew scents. Not good. After significant warming (>1 hour), the unpleasant aromas fade, and are replaced by a vaguely sweet (light cinnamon and apple at times) and malty smell. Pretty muted, but at least it isnít bad. The taste is okay, and better than the aroma. Warming definitely improves this aspect of the beer as well. A little caramel popcorn and hardtack and a really pleasant finish. Really love that malt profile in the finish. Good mouthfeel, long finish. Overall, a weird beer that was verging on being a drainpour when cold, but that drastically improved after letting it sit for over an hour. In fact, I donít know that I have ever had a beer make such a drastic change as this one did with significant warming. Yet another reason to enjoy an entire bottle over an extended period of time rather than just tick a small sample over the course of a few minutes. My overall score is reflective more of the warmed beer than the cold one, which I probably was going to give in the high 1ís to low 2ís.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (3652) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Nice looking beer. Light brown with a thick creamy head. Sweet flavor but on the whole, really smooth. Light and mild. Apples and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1323) - Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle. Hazed orangish brown. Sweet cherrie sourish woody caramel aroma almost belgiany with some underlying fruit tones. Taste is a light medium body, mild caramels, light woddy, citrus, fairly tart, cherrie, citrus finish. Kinda soda pop like, like a woody cherry cola.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (39783) - 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 (14432) - 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 (13148) - 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 (2112) - 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 (11546) - 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 (167) - 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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tompete (251) - 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 (3580) - 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.

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