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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This is an ale made in the tradition of the great strong ales of Scotland. Amber colored, malty sweet with underlying note of smokiness.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
imbiberAZ (21) - USA - APR 1, 2006
Iím a lager bigot but Iíll get a Kiltlifter. Flavorful enough to make me forget its an ale. It really tastes like some craft, time, and thought went into it. Head is noble, pours good, and tastes like a crowd-pleaser. Hop and malt, what more could you ask for? And taste. Itís filling, but not a complete dinner like Guiness is. I have no idea what "Scottish Ale" is so I cant comment there. This is a "gateway" beer: itíll lead to whiskey...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2009 12 oz. bottle - Pours a clear deep copper color with a one finger thick off white head. Has a floral hop and light malty smoke aroma. Flavor leans to the malty side with just a tad bit of sweetness. Light to medium body. I like this beer.

Re-rate 12/31/09 - This beer has has lost a little bit of itís luster over time. Maybe itís an old bottle. Just a little disappointed. Iíll leave the numbers alone.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2006
On draught at Tempe brewpub: Clear copper-amber with a small eggshell-colored head that, like all their beers, has nice retention. The aroma is sweet caramel, sugary malt, light grains, with a hint of hops and fruit. The taste is sweet caramel, grains, mild hops, but it seems the sweetness comes from it being a bit underattenuated. Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation, finishes clean with some light caramel notes. Absolutely nothing wrong with this one, but not one of the best scottish ales out there.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear light brown color with thin off white head. Sweet vanilla and caramel aromas. Vanilla comes out again in the flavor along with nutty, roasty undertones and even a touch of campfire. No smoke in the aroma. Decent beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2006
i brought this kiltlifter before a small assemblage of kilts, to see if any "lifting" would occur. apparently, the kilts were no more impressed than i am, because in lieu of any elevation, we all drooped with despondency. that despondency was forced upon us because of the realization that the oh-so-witty name is meant to be SO intoxicatingly funny that the fact that the beer is slightly boring can be overlooked. but being boring is to me a flaw, and overlooking it is as challenging as overlooking a bloated, dead horse on your front porch. this is not a bad beer by any means, but typical. to get any ísmokeí in the average american interpretation of this style, youíd have to light your beer coaster on fire; and this one is no different, with only slim evidence of a half acre grass fire blowing over from the next county. itís the same ruddy tortoise shell color of a fender guitar pick, with some trub residue. the head was okay, though no thicker than the towels at a cheap motel. aroma is christmas tree spruce aroma, melon rind, beer nuts. yawn. tanned malts occur along with their predictable sweetness, bright carbonation, and a little sour peach bitterness. so, while itís a decent amber ale, donít expect any spontaneous speaking in gaelic, and above all, you can be sure your kilt will stay right where you put it-- until youíre ready to take a leak, that is. maybe the olí commode has a better claim to be called íkilt lifterí, aye?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
magicbill (19) - Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Clear amber color, tasted lighter that I expected. Had it in a 12oz bottle. Didnít taste the roasted or carmel flavor. Maybe I should havelet it warm up a bit.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 4, 2006
On tap: Mild scottish aroma; sweet and grainy; very slightly smoky; served way too cold and I didnít have time to wait; giving the benefit of the doubt, it still is not very good

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 3, 2006
light brown/orange color with big, quickly dissipating off white head. Aroma is full of styrofoam, with a bit of strawberry and faint noble hops. Flavor is simple, malty with a touch of caramel, dry finish. I donít think this is infected, because the taste is ok, if a little boring, but it really doesnít smell good at all.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2005
On tap @ Famous Daveís, Chandler Mall, AZ: Amber red in color, almost no head, white. Very light aroma, hops. Not much taste, hoppy, nutty aftertaste-similar to Newcastle. Very lively and carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2005
Dark Orange/Brown to Copper Coloring with Off White Head. Very Sweet Aroma. Smells Closely to Toasted Dry Fruit Than Smoke...Sweet Malt No Doubt Helping in This. Heavy Malt and Peat Notes. Smokey Burn on Back of the Throat. Interesting Brew!


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