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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2010
12oz bottle. Orange-tan color. Big soapy off-white head. Toasty, bitter aroma. Mellow, balanced, quite sessionable. Creamy smoked malt aftertaste. Not as heavy on the dark malts, which is quite nice for an American Scottish Ale. The smoke is well integrated, certainly not overwhelming. Enjoyable, well executed beer.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
weisinator (67) - USA - AUG 26, 2004
It’s not as sweet as I would like, but it’s not overly bitter, either. Has an orange hue and a fine head that falls off quickly.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1225) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2011
[Bottle] Pours deep amber with a small off-white head that lingers nicely. Aroma is toasted malt, brown sugar, and smoke. Taste is toasted barley, just the right amount of sweetness, alcohol (I feel it more than I notice it in the taste) notes of smoke, and a little earthiness. Medium-thin mouthfeel, smooth, finish length is average. Overall, I wasn’t crazy about this at first (pegged it around a 2.9), but after letting it warm, it really grew on me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Can’t place the aroma. This is pretty good too. Not very smoky or peaty, with some malt but not a lot. Doesn’t seem much like a Scottish but it’s okay anyways.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bswi007 (23) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Cloudy copper color, smooth carmel taste. very good went well with my steak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuskirk (418) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 As a Scottish Ale, Burning Skye isn’t the best representation of the style. It doesn’t effectively capture the rich, malty flavor that is associated with the Scottish tradition. However, as a beer, Burning Skye is successful in my book. I find its slightly smoky taste to be quite pleasant and the malt profile to be smooth if not complex. Perhaps not the best beer by itself, but something that would be right at home with meal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2392) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2006
On tap at Buzzard Billy’s Lincoln, Ne. Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly no lace. Clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet smokey nose. Starts sweet, clean finish, malt comes through late, hops in background. $3.75 for a 16oz glass.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5595) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Nose of some green apples, light smoked malts, toast, and caramel. Pours hazy amber, not much in the way of head or lace. Green apple, caramel, light smoked malts. Medium carbonation, somewhat sweet/dry finish. Easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3324) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 10, 2006
On tap at Lazlos in Lincoln, Nebraska. Poured an amber color with medium head that was gone quickly. Nopse of light malts and a hint of smoke. Flavor shows some hops. Good finish.


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