Brewed by McAuslan Brewing
Style: Scotch Ale
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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McAuslan Scotch Ale is dark ruby red with a tawny head– sweet and malty, with hints of vanilla and butterscotch, and a long hop finish. With 7.2% alcohol, it is the ideal beer to fend off winter chills, but its full flavour makes it a favourite all year round.

After a few years off the market, this scotch ale was reinstated in the McAuslan lineup in late 2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Dégustée (bouteille) le 8 juin 2012 au Mondial de la Bière 2012 à Montréal (D11C3K?). Bière noire opaque. Col beige crémeux, mince et persistant. Odeur de café. Douce, assez sucrée, assez amère. Goûte un peu l’herbe chauffée, le grain de maïs chauffé.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VincentDamon (370) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
D’un brun obscur, aux reflets rougeâtres, cette scotch ale se vante d’emblée d’une mousse généreuse qui s’avère toutefois fugace. Nez de raisins secs, de cassonade, de cassis. Puissant. En bouche, on voit immédiatement que c’est capiteux, puissant : notes de caramel, de vanille, de vin de madère, avec une finale longue, goûteuse, liquoreuse comme un bon porto. Encore un excellent produit de Saint-Ambroise. Recomandé, cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fullers (268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
Tap, the Tranzac Club, Toronto. Pours reddish brown with small off white head. Sweetish malty aroma. Light, pleasant mouthfeel. Taste quite similar to aroma. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (417) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle (St. Ambroise Scotch Ale). Pour ruby red with a sandy head. Sweet caramel and vanilla aroma. Taste is excellent, butterscotch, bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jauneattend (76) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
Sucré, caramel, réglisse... un beau mélange pour les fan de ce genre. Je crois que c’est une entré remarqué pour McAuslan avec ce genre de biere, mais ne se compare pas à la McEwens. J’en prend quand même une caisse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cargo150 (822) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
Bière de couleur brun-foncé translucide avec peu de mousse, pas superbe comme apparence. Nez de caramel et de fruits. En bouche c’est une scotch ale plus ou moins dans le style, caramel assez intense avec des noix du sucre brun et des fruits. Personnellement je trouve cette bière surévalué mais elle reste une bière qui se bois bien mais rien de plus...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1390) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Pours a clear dark brown with ruby highlites and a nice brown head that leaves good lace. Aroma of butterscotch, vanilla, caramel, earthy and light fruity esters. Taste is caramel, burnt sugar, nut, light smoke and a caramelized sugar bitterness into the finish. Such a great cloying effect done by the big Aroma and flavor yet it feels somewhat thin on the mouth and it really makes it great that it messes with you like that. Also some nice alcohol warmth on the finish... Solid scotch ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1932) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
341 ml bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Deep mahogany brown colour, dark cream head. Strong aroma of clove, raisin and black liquorice. Sweet flavour, very smooth, with burnt caramel and a soy sauce finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
Mahogany in the glass, Carmel and butterscotch on the nose, a touch hot, little head, smooth with an after bite

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1118) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
Pours a very deep clear brown with ruby highlights, small off white ring around the glass, and average legs. Aroma is malty, caramelized sugars, earthy and moderate fruity esters. Flavour is rich maltiness, caramelized sugars, faint smoke, earthy, mildly nutty, very mild bitterness, fruity esters(plums, raisins and cherries), goes from sweet to a slightly dry finish and a touch of alcohol in the mix. Nice beer to sip on, on a rather cool/wet day.

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