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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


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zach8270 (3489) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2007
(bottle - 12 oz) Amber in color with a thick tan head. Aroma is very, very light but smokey and malty with some sweet malts as well. Good amount of smoke though. Flavor begins with some caramel and malts then moves to a very hoppy middle and a finish that’s hoppy and tastes a little like burnt toast. Watery and bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerlord (215) - tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 28, 2007
Nice deep amber hue with ruby tones on the edges, thick tan head, no aroma to mention. Hoppy flavor with a medium mouth feel and a malty finish. Too hoppy for the style thus the low rating.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2405) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 23, 2007
Pours a five finger cream head that goes slowly, leaving some lace. Clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Malty/hoppy nose. Flavor starts as a sweet mix of malt and hops, finishes slightly bitter. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Capitol Convenience Concord, NH.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TATE (301) - Lubec, Maine, USA - APR 8, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2011 Bottle. I am rerating this from my original post on 4/8/07 when I thought it was a bit. It has a faint malty aroma, copper appearance with an average taste compared to other Gritty’s products. It has a dry finish and is very drinkable. I original rated it lower but now find it very enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6067) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with an average size foamy off-white head. Somewhat mild and sweet aroma of caramel malt, yeast and a hint of hops. Flavour, also sweet and a little watery, of caramel malt, yeast, faint peat and a slightly spicy bitter finish. Medium bodied. A mediocre Scottish Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
da845 (139) - new york, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2007
nice clear and red with a little foam. Has a bit of a hoppy aftertaste but a damn good drinkable beer. great for the winter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2007
A dark amber ale with a thin off white head. A strong caramel aroma with notes of vanilla. In mouth, a rather boring ale, with sweet caramel, light hopping, nutty notes, rather cloying sweetness in final. Bottle from Gonzobeer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SwillNoMore (105) - USA - FEB 12, 2007
Bottle, from Duvel glass, @ cellar temp. Best by Dec ’07. Clear, deep red color, big white head fades away. I was surprised that the primary aroma was of grassy hops. Medium-full bodied, with a lightly oily texture and mild carbonation. Flavor is sweet and malty, with understated but pleasantly bitter hops in the finish. Goes down incredibly well, and that’s the bottom line, isn’t it?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7644) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle. Sweet butter toffee and pepper malt aroma. Dark amber color with small head. Buttery toffee malt with an oak/mild hops finish. Long lasting hops aftertaste. This reminded me more of the Irish ales I’ve had.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2007
[bottle] Very clear mahogany color, with an even layer of foam on top. Minimal aroma. Malty, bready yeast flavors. Sweet caramel malt finish. One sided, but drinkable.


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