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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


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bubbain66 (6) - USA - FEB 22, 2008 does not count
This is a scottish ale from front to back.... bold tast, nutty, fruity. good beer, gets to the point!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7912) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Pours sort of amber glass colored with khaki head. Aroma is bready scotchy malt, caramel, some vinous fruity notes, and some earthy peaty notes. Tastes malty, caramelly, with mild vinous fruit hints, a solid hop presence and some earthy peaty root cellary notes late. I really like this style, and this one was decent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Not a fan of the style. Reddish pour, much like an irish red ale. Over syrupy, carmel, and odd hops are a bit offensive. Yet, this one is a bit better than to crowd.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pastor (797) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2008
10 oz bottle poured reddish brown with an off white head Aromas of malt and slight bread smell along with some hops Palate is medium light carbonation on the tongue Flavors of malt and caramel a rather strong hop bitter finish for the stile I was a little disappointed in the bottle I had this from the brewpub and let’s say it tastes a lot different but still an interesting beer none the less

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobaidan (512) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Pours reddish amber with a medium sized head. Aroma is mostly malt and is slightly metallic. Medium bodies without a ton of carbonation. Flavor is predominantly sweet malt and bread, but there is a bit more hop flavor and bitterness than is normal for a scotch. This actually make for a more balanced beer that is very easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Pours a transparent copper orange with a thin froth of stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of slightly doughy sweet malts and some slightly earthy notes. Body starts fairly full and malty sweet with some earthy bittering hop character toward a crisp slightly peaty finish with a hint of tartness. A pretty decent Scottish ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle: Interesting that my label reads "Scottish Style Ale" versus the label pictured. Mine poured moderately dark amber with a nice active carbonation but little head. The aroma is a good one for fall, full of appley fruitiness. This drinks with a nice sharp bitterness in the vein of a fest beer, oldly mildly malty. As it warms, a more robust earthy caramel malt starts to materialize, but still not enough that I’d have judged this a Scottish and not a fest. Good everyday beer, though. (#3125, 10/7/2007)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/28/1999
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

dark amber, thin head, malt aroma with a slight hint of butterscotch, sweet but well balanced malt flavor, just a touch of bitterness in the finish

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2007
Definitely had the traits of a Scottish ale; mahogany colour on the pour with a medium head. The aroma was sweet as was the initial flavour. The essences of chocolate and caramel came through. Surprisingly, a hop bitterness made itself known at the end of the swallow. A decent representation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Bottle: Pours a clear copper color with an off white head. Aroma, spices, some fruits, yeasty. Flavor, roasted malts, earthy, some spice and some fruits. Not bad.


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