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From the land of loch and stone comes our newest offering. Ruby-gold in color, Burning Skye is exceptionally smooth and mild. The use of a wee bit of smoked barley lends Scottish Ale a finish that is both unique and a little mysterious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Color a tawny brown, orange around the edge. Head: short, small, white. Aroma: Deep and rich, smoky and peaty, full of earthy notes, some dark fruit, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Good initial hop feeling, nice buzz on the tongue, softly fades away into a roasty, toasty, even burnt feeling on the palate. Malt is very big here, too, and contributes significantly, giving off even more caramel character. Body is full, texture is good, and the beer is rewarding and easily and happily drinkable. All in all, a complex and very tasty Scottish ale from Nebraska.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Poured bright orangey color with zero head...smell is caramel, nuts, grass, and a little roasty...taste is thin, body is thinly malty with a little hop bitterness...didnít taste like the ABV was that high, but there was a little alcohol in the finish...drank very quickly...also at 6.4%, it goes down a little too quickly...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Amber color, no head at all. Hops on the nose with a hint of citrus. Not much flavor, watered down hops with citrus. This drink needs some work.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
(Bottle) Pous a clear amber color with a small white head. Light citrus, caramel, and hops aroma. Sweet malt flavor with some hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
weisinator (67) - USA - AUG 26, 2004
Itís not as sweet as I would like, but itís not overly bitter, either. Has an orange hue and a fine head that falls off quickly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 Bronze with no head. Has a very weak citrus hop smell to it. Taste is very watery with some SLIGHT citrus and hop taste. This would be a great beer to drink when you are moving up the beer ladder. A 6.45 ABV and a better taste than Bud Light this would be a good drinking game beer. After posting this I somehow drank 5 more just because it was so smooth and I was socializing. Great social drink, though that doesnít matter unless you live close to Lincoln, Neb.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2004
One more State ala Falconseye8. Amber color with a fine bubbled dissipating dark cream head. Very light aromas of sweet malt and nuts. Relaxed brew. Light malt caramel sweetness followed by touch of grassy hops and a whiff of peat. A brew for the midwest masses. Not many faults aside for the fact that it lacks any real depth. It certainly has the heft for a wee heavy but not the flavor. Call this and amber and at least my score would be higher.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 5, 2004
On tap at the brewpub. Dark gold in color with no head. No aroma. Light in body. I taste a stronger alcohol content than the malt body can support, thus, this seems poorly balanced to me. It seems wrong to call anything with this little staying power "scottish." I donít think this is appropriately categorized by the brewer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2004
I really enjoy Scottish Ales. With the Bruce as the watermark for me. Burning Skye isnít a bad Scottish Ale. It doesnít have as much bitter or hops as I would have expected from a Scottish Ale. Having said that its a respectable effort and deserves cudos for having the honor of being the first Scottish Ale Iíve had from Nebraska.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Nice amber/orange color,small white head that faded slowly but managed to leave a very slight lace behind.The aroma is fairly faint,maybe a little malty some caramel and possibly some fruit and a mild sweet tone coming through as well.The flavor is fairly mild,lightly malty some mild caramle notes and a faint hop presence,the sweetness in the aroma does make it into the flavor but only just mildly.Fairly thin bodied .The brew doesnít fit the style that they bill it as,itís more like an Amber Ale then anything.Itís an easy drinker but a little dissapointing.Thanks go to Matt_Dinges for sending this brew my way.

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