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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Scottish Ale is our interpretation of the hearty brews native to Scotland. A shade darker than our Bitter, with a rich, slightly sweet first impression on the palate that rounds out to a satisfying maltiness and a medium-dry hop finish.

12 oz. version, which is filtered, is brewed at Shipyard Brewing in Portland; 22 oz. version, which is not filtered and only sold locally, is brewed at Gritty McDuff’s in Freeport


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Tasting at Smileys. Aroma is nutty, nice peatiness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Flavor is lightly sweet caramel, peat, earth, crushed leaves, lots of nuttiness. Not bad, relatively dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Copper in color almost translucent. Large bubbly head if poured correctly. A nice layer of head that leaves good to spotty lacing. Low to medium carbonation. Bread/biscuit aroma. Taste is going to be on the lighter end of the style. The different element is the peat malt. Light to watery mouthfeel with a dry finish. If I wanted the lighter end of the style I would buy this. Good brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Copper in color almost translucent. Large bubbly head if poured correctly. A nice layer of head that leaves good to spotty lacing. Low to medium carbonation. Bread/biscuit aroma. Taste is going to be on the lighter end of the style. The different element is the peat malt. Light to watery mouthfeel with a dry finish. If I wanted the lighter end of the style I would buy this. Good brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3368) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
From "The Wheelman" who has furnished me with many interesting Maine beers. This a pours a clear copper orange with a white head and thin-lacing. The nose is sweet malts with some floral hops. Body is reasonably full and the mouthfeel smooth. Flavor is malty and full of peat and alcohol. The finish is bitter. .

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 5, 2010
12oz Bottle. Nice graham cracker and caramel aroma, backed with a bit of brown bread toast. Sweet. Pours a clear copper and amber with a whitish head. Flavors are solid. Nice even Maris Otter-esque malt base, a bite of fresh toffee, and some lingering hazlenut syrup. Towards the backend a noticeable and ominous hop bitterness that surprises me a bit an seems un-appreciably off-style. It’s kind of a coarse bitterness and leaves the smack a little rough. Good, save the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert (1290) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2010
2007: Looks like an amber. A deep, brownish red, but quite clear. Big head that goes away quick. Looks a tad light. The smell is thick and malty. Also a bit nutty. Roasted aroma of malt. Also a nice wafting hit of yeast. A bit pungent, but overall aroma is kind of slight. Does have a sharp alcoholy-malt smell. The taste is like a stout, roasted malt (but no coffee). Has a sweet nutty end to the malt. Has that rich Scottish flavor. It’s strong, with an ashy flavor, but not too bad. Notes of caramel and toffee. Feels thick like a porter. Rich and leaves a film. A little bubbly, and thicker than it looks. It’s not amazing, but definitely decent enough. Roasted, bitter, nutty, alcohol-fueled.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
halfonit (1164) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Pours a clear deep amber color. Aroma is of sweeter malts, banana, dried fruit, and wheat. Flavor is a little less sweet consisting of malts, dried fruit, brown sugar, and raisins. Leaves a malt finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4396) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Pours deep amber into a thistle. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet butterscotch aromas. Caustic carbonation upfront with dark pit fruits and butterscotch turning bitter in the lasting dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhatB420 (625) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2009
A decent ale, cant quite figure out the abv feeling right away as it is hidden in the malt. A slow roasted brew that deserves to be sipped, has a nice bitterness to it, but there is just something missing...

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Quickly dissipating head. Brownish amber body. Sugary malt aroma. Lots of caramel in the taste. Slight bitterness. Mostly just a lot of malts in the taste. Sticky mouthfeel. Tastes like mediocre candy.


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