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From beer novice to beer geek, everyone loves this beer! This is what Scottish ale is supposed to taste like. The Scottish traditionally do not use a lot of hops in their beers. This is a carmel/malty beer with a slightly nutty roasty component. Amber in color. OG=1.058 / FG=1.020 / 20-IBUís / 5% alcohol

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shamelessjames (8) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2011 does not count
There isnít much nose but that is probably a good thing. It is definitely one of the better American brewed British styles that Iíve had in a can. As expected it is nicely malted. The hops are a little bright but again more "Scottish" than others Iíve had. That is it was nicely flat on the end. Itís also has whiskey overtones. The carbonation was a little too crisp but again, coming from a can as opposed to cask (for example) it is probably a necessity. Pairings are pretty simple. The carmel overtones match nicely with dark slow cooked meat or fried foods. You can probably get a little adventurous with cheese. Standard British styles are good but I think there are some younger cheese with strong noses that work. Also feel free to drink this with dessert as long as the fruit isnít too acidic. Figs come to mind but a very ripe peach would also work. Sweet biscuits, chocolate, cream or mint will all work great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1792) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Not much of an aroma, but definitely smells malty. Was not expecting so much smoke on this, but it was smokey, and lots of brown sugar going on. Flavors donít seem to meld together completely well, but it still works enough. Decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Faint hop aroma that focuses you on the malt. Deep ruby color under foamy white head. Nuttiness is balanced against malt backbone, which can hold its own. Slight breadiness as it warms. Medium mouthfeel; slightly velvety. A good Scottish ale that presents the malt and yields to the yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2010
16 oz can from New Seasons - Pours amber in color with a nice foam head. Not much aroma. Taste is a bit of caramel. Somewhat oily on the palate, but not in a bad way. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
At Oregon Brewers Festival. Apples, malt, and smooth, non-bitter finish. Average at best. Nothing stands out so this one is kind of a wash.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Good but not great. More of an amber than a Scottish ale. Could use a punch of malts. Like the can usage though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1968) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2010
1pint can amazingly! From Capital Market ,Salem Lovelly looking beer here. Clear darkish amber, with a gorgeous ,pilloy ,foamy light tan head. Aroma subdued, but mainlly nutty and malty. Taste again slightly bitter caramel style malts, touch of smoke in the back of the throat, some nuttiness and a ting of hop. Nice palate, smooth and rich yet not overly so. Actually not a bad 90 schilling ale. Real surprise in a can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Draught. Dark amber pour with a 1 inch tan head. Aroma is very sweet, biscuit malts, brown sugar. Flavor is biscuit malt, brown sugar, a light bit of chocolate. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Not a bad beer, but not a good one either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Draught. Poured red brown with thin fast dissipating head. Very little aroma, but it was a pleasant caramel malty one. Full caramelly beer, with walnut and roast tones. Lingering malt and caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Wonderful Scottish ale, sweet but not ester and a good head. Reminds me of the Highlands. Good introduction to microbrews.

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