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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
Underneath Lucan sits a large, ancient granite aquifer which delivers classic brewing water for a malty ale. At Brau Bros, we fill in the remaining ingredients to brew Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale. Named for the light-colored rock itself, Bancreagie relies on a complex and deep malt bill, featuring authentic peat-smoked malt. A traditional Scottish yeast is pitched and ferments a sweet, smoky and malty ale.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (301) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 Pours light copper, with cream head. Faint aroma - creamy and suggestive of flavors to come. Taste and palate are the things. The peated malt is nicely done - others I’ve had are over top - this one is clearly present but not overwhelming, nicely integrated. Toasty, creamy, chewy, nice mouth feel, but not heavy. Overall, solid, drinkable, a sipping ale, after dinner in front of the fire beer. Whisky drinkers will enjoy this one

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
euniceradio (382) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2016
UPDATED: APR 1, 2016 On tap to pint. Pours cloudy iced tea, no head except for a soapy swirling. Aroma of malted grains and caramel. Aroma is faint with no head. Taste of scotch whiskey, some caramel, tobacco, juicy fruit and orchard fruit. Lots of apple. Finish is dry and semi-bitter. I usually don?t like smoked peat but thus brew is complex and interesting. One pint is a fun journey. The appearance is off-putting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (2883) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Kind of an odd appearance with a small head & a dirty dishwater color. Has a real odd finish. Not for me.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
pkbites (836) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle. Cola brown/dark amber pour is quite lovely. Artificial smoke flavor sucks. I don’t like it at all!!! It overpowered anything even remotely nice about this. Light beer mouth feel, and light smokey aftertaste would have been alright if I imagined the artificial house fire smell and flavor weren’t there. Smelled and tasted like Resinol Ointment Salve (look it up, Junior!) Nope. Avoid!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (1229) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2015
On tap at the brewery (Marshall, MN). Copper in color, clear, small off white head and moderate lacing. Aroma of grain, some smoke and some scotch. Taste is scotch, smoked malts and grain, quite boozy. Good beer very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle from Brian....nose was as expected all scotch and malt...flavor for me was actually enjoyable...scotch wasn’t so dominate...almost like a light scotch ale..better than i expected...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle. A- Malty, caramel, subtle booze, peat, slightly sweet. A- Red amber color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Subtle whisky, malty, caramel, slightly sweet. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- I should never have started with the two Bastards form Founders as my intro into Scotch Ales. I think they ruined me. This was a solid offering though. A little sweet and the booze wasn’t much of a bourbon flavor as I wished, but it felt alright.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MetalNHopHead (1202) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bancreagie is one of those beers I decided to try almost in spite of myself. It was the peat-smoked malt I was unsure of. Truth is, I get mildly annoyed when brewers try to combine Scotch Ales with Scotch whiskey elements. Honestly, I feel the only similarity both beverages share is their name. Still, it sounded interesting. Beers with smoke are fun. To that end, Bancreagie succeeded. The smoke adds a layer of meatiness that isn’t too strong. It gives off a slightly rosy smell that reminds me of, yes, Scotch. However, as a whole, this brew didn’t work for me. I love the richness, sweetness, and complexity of Scotch Ales. This one was thin and not especially warm or flavorful. After having a superb experience with Moo Joos, this was disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (919) - - AUG 8, 2015
Aromas of caramel and faint booze. Pours a clear copper color with a thin white head. Taste is sweet like caramel with a hint of alcohol. Slightly malty. Not getting much peat. Palate is a little thin. Overall not a bad beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (2014) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Decent enough smoky beer. Reddish brown. Definitely smoky and malty aroma. Taste brings in the peat characteristics…but decent subtle. Some caramel sweetness. Medium bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (5073) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and smoke. Taste is malt, caramel, fruit, and some peat. Very drinkable.

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