NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I very balanced beer, with plenty of malt, a very smooth drinkability, and no nasty aftertaste. Dark amber/red color, nice head that dissipates quickly.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scottish Ale--1999 12 oz. Bottle. 4.70% ABV. 40 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Clear light brite copper color. Rich earthy cascade hop front followed by light crisp body. Roasted smoky caramel flavors are all distinctive. Robust clean spicy hop finish. Bert’s Best 5/8/1999.
Scottish Ale--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 4.70% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Clear thin copper amber color. Earthy hop front with tint of smoky peat malt. Lightly toasted mild Scottish body. Thin texture to dry light flavorful body. Finishes with dry mild toasty Scotch spiciness. Sampled 9/10/2000.
Bert Grant’s Scottish Style Ale--2002 12 oz. Bottle. 4.70% ABV. 40 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Malt of the Earth Beer of the Month Club Selection. Clear thin copper amber color. Light mild lace head. Mild toasted peat floral hop front. Smooth light dry sweet mild toasted fruit caramel peat body. Dry mild citrus end. Hoppy light Scottish. Sampled 9/17/2003.
Bert Grant’s Scottish Style Ale--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV. 35 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Beer of the Month Club Selection July, 2004. Mild lace head. Clear thin amber color. Mild floral peat hop front. Crisp thin earthy toasted dry sweet biscuit caramel fruit peat malty body. Clean dry mild earthy hop citrus end. Tasty. Sampled 8/17/2004.
RSRIZZO (1845) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this beer on 6/2/1999. This is, from what I’ve read in Bert Grants book, the flagship of Yakima Brewing and Berts favorite beer that he brews. Color is a bright golden brown with good carbonation and a light head. Aroma is a sweet malt scent back buy a good hop fragrance. Taste is very hoppy and nicely bitter. It starts with a nice medium body and a bubbly feel. As it goes down crisp with a sweet malt flavor coming out. The finish is one of the most wonderful things I’ve had in awhile, stating with a perfectly balanced hop and malt flavor that is accompanied by a nice but strong bitterness. Overall this is the best Scottish Ale and one of the best beers I’ve ever had, its just excellent.
tomthompson89 (1843) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nose is hoppy grapefruit with a little caremel, brownish color with very little foam, burt garpefruit flavor some mild earth malts some metallic elements creamy mouthfeel bitter finish
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
Clean amber color, strong malt aroma with a hint of peat, strong malt flavor with a mixture of peat and , bitter hop aftertaste, too bitter for a scottish, more like an esb
Score: ii to iii
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
HopDuvel99 (39) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orangish amber with an offwhite head. Malty/alcohol aroma. Medium-bodied with a lightly foamy mouthfeel. Lots of malt with low-level hops for balance. Slightly sweet, lingering hoppy aftertaste. Pleasant and delicious. Very quaffable.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber/dark gold with a strong fluffy off-white head. A beautiful beer in the glass. Really good toasted malty aroma. Flavor has a great smoothness to its bittering hops, as though Old Bert may have engaged in exclusive late hopping. Caramel and nuttiness, but not citrusy. This is thick and mellow.
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, small quickly dissapaiting head. Mild to medium malt aromas, almost no hop prescence. A bit metallic in taste, its ok really nothing special. As an amber ale its ok but seriously lacking in scottish ales flavors. Nothing special at all but then again its old and retired.
coldbrewky (1373) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
found a 6er in the back of the shelf at the local beer store last week. Hoppier than I expected for a scotch ale. Prob a contributing factor to its retirement. Nice amber/copper pour. Flatish head that dissipates quickly, crisp abrupt finish. Next.
DrinkMoreBeer (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - tried this one a year ago - 9/7/05. Nice, but rather bitter at first, without other qualities. Probably was too cold (maybe 40-45F). Sweet malt flavor came out as it warmed. Bitterness was obvious up front but faded in the aftertaste. No hop aroma though (fittingly for a Scottich Ale).
kramer (4381) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a fizzy one finger white head that faded to a thin film quickly. Aroma is all malt with some toasted and toffee notes. A little bit of oxidation creeping in. Flavor is malt dominated as well, but not a whole lot interesting going on. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a moderate level of fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was drinkable but extremely uninspiring.