Brewed by Heineken (France)
Style: Scotch Ale
Rueil-Malmaison, France
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.29   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Made with peat-smoked malt.
Formerly 6.6% ABV. Known in Europe as a Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mutz (563) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2013
Halve literblik. Donkergeel, veel schuim bij het inschenken. Ruikt zoetig, mais, grenadine. Smaakt nepzoet, limonadeachtig, vage whiskysmaak. Niet zo goed.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2013
2013 - 07 - 11 500ml can. amber golden colour. no head. cardboard aroma. bit bitter, low sweet taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2013
Interesting taste that pulls a little to the Innis & Gunn with sweet barrel flavors rather than smokiness. Relatively refreshing and healthy thirst quencher.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
500ml can from some grocery store in Nice, France. Pours a crystal clear, richer golden, copper tinted body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is fairly sweet with some caramel hints, grain, a light buttery note, and some peat hints. Flavor is very sweet and sticky up front. Some buttery, grainy caramels with light peat notes. Finishes sweet and sticky with a slight woody peat note before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Medium, sticky body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, not a good beer. Sticky, sweet, and pretty artificial tasting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GoufCustom (795) - HONG KONG - APR 27, 2013

330ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Clear orange amber colour; Very thin head and off-white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Near-zero lacing with fizzy carbonation; Pungent smell of malt, skunk, sugar syrup, grains, orange and grass; Cloying sweet taste of thin malt and rice grain, with honey, thick sugar syrup, light orange, whiskey note, wet cardboard, faint trace of citrus, and very light grass; Medium body, thick, oily and cloying palate; Hoppiness is strong in grassy smell, none in citrus taste and minimal in bitterness; Slighty dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: Cloyingly sweet taste and hellbound syrupy palate sum up this swill. The whiskey gimmick simply doesn’t work here, as it has no smokiness or earthy taste whatsoever. All the smell and taste elements - be that good or bad - were overwhelmed by the syrups. Never trust anyone who can make decent Scotch Ale other then the Scottish!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Silvan7 (667) - Samarate, ITALY - APR 23, 2013
Bottle @ home. Birra commerciale aromatizzata al malto torbato (ingiusto definirlo da whisky). Ha un sentore torbato che ricorda anche il sughero e uno zucchero di canna troppo caramllizzato. La schiuma è ampia, quasi saponosa assolutamente evanescente. Il colore è abrato, quasi ruggine. L’assaggio è dolce fino quasi allo stucchevole all’ingresso, poi migliora un filo col torbato e chiude con appiccicosità e sapore di melassa. Poco corpo , quasi nulla e carbonatazione poco percettibile.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dado93 (136) - ITALY - APR 14, 2013
Sweet and peaty aroma and taste... Not one good beer for me

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hugi (352) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2013
Amber coloured, clear, medium instable head. Smells sweet/artificial, a bit hoppy. Taste is a bit peaty/whisky, but again sweet and artificial. Finish is dry and smokey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2067) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 3, 2013
I wasn’t sure what to expect here, and like those who loved it, it’s pretty good. It can’t be compared to others and needs to eb addressed on it’s own qualities. Nice rich golden color with creamy head, aroma of wood and toffee, taste of caramel, peat, butterand wood. Smooth and oily texture, this is really different French beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CharlieNoodles (80) - Toulouse, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2013
Light amber color. Small head with good carbonation. Copper aroma. Taste is pretty mild. Scotchy finish from the peat-smoked malt. Finish is great, but the sweet caramel is too overpowering.

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