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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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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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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (279) - 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 Iíve 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


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jbuskirk (732) - 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 isnít too strong. It gives off a slightly rosy smell that reminds me of, yes, Scotch. However, as a whole, this brew didnít 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (795) - - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Decent enough smoky beer. Reddish brown. Definitely smoky and malty aroma. Taste brings in the peat characteristicsÖbut decent subtle. Some caramel sweetness. Medium bodied. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (4353) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
airlocksniffer (11) - Crookston, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2015
The smoky, earthy flavor of the peated grains shows up in the aroma and the flavor. It gives the beer a unique flavor. Dark, honey-colored beer. Decent head. Itís a very smooth, flavorful, and enjoyable beer. Itís not overly strong tasting, so you could drink more than one without getting tired of it. I would strongly consider buying it again soon. I would certainly order one if it was on tap.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lancenelson (26) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Very smoky flavor. Good, subtle aroma. Taste is smooth, malty, and smoky. Clean aftertaste. Overall: smoky. Very good if thatís what youíre looking for.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2889) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2015
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, smoke, caramel and some grass. Taste is malts, toffee, caramel and smoke.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonnyMadison (84) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. No head at all, amber. Seems thin, but mild flavor is refreshing. The smokiness is subtle, but still present. More malty than yeasty, but well-balanced all around. Very comfortable and pleasant!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2977) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Froma 330ml brown bottle. Orange pour with a thin soapy head that fades quick. Sweetish nose with floral notes and peat. Taste of smoke/peat/wood. A bit mild overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1306) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle to tulip Peat...yeah peat...wheat...yeah wheat...toasted malt, and bubble gum. Clear amber with a thin white spotty head. Rye, peat, peat and malt.


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