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Brewed by Elixir
Style: Scotch Ale
Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Benedictine Groove is our first Elixir, a unique take on a Scotch Ale. Brewed with the finest Scottish malt & tablet, British hops and tonic wine.


Lonick's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours big and brown with a black heart. Caramel, raisin, fruit, toffee apple sweetness. Chocolate on the finish not as sweet as i expected. This is a taste riot and it works and works well.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MalcolmTucker (676) - SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate and burnt sugar aroma. Rich complex flavour - caramel, port with a subtle smoke . Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrHangover (2147) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle @ Dean to Mouth tasting, courtesy of sic1314. Pours a clear reddish brown beer without any head on top. Aroma of coffee, licorice, malts and sugar. Flavor is moderatly sweet with some herbal touches in it. Nice full bodied and has a slight herbal aftertaste. Decent beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (6460) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared @ The Hague Tasting. Clear dark mahogany red color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly caramel, slightly bitter. Quite dry. Decent beer though.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
worldbeertaste (1551) - AUSTRIA - FEB 21, 2014
Deep brown amber with a nice orange tint and a frothy lacy white head that lasts. Smells of dark malt, caramel, and sweet caramel. Sweet thin light body with a taste of dark malt, raisins but not much else and a slight bitter roast finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (3591) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though it’s only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Poured a clear dar brown with a thin off white head. The aroma is malt hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a smoky malt hop bitter woody palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3486) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is light liquorice, some malt, light roast. Flavour is malty, light roast, medium bitterness. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (2586) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Poured medium amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet fudge and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour of dark chocolate, caramel malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4293) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, a little cocoa, roast and caramel. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared at THT. Pours clear dark red. Aroma is red fruits, caramel, malts and some yeast. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium to full bodied. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (4689) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
sample @THT courtesy of Sic1314 Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Interesting brew.


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