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


on tap

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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6709) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 24, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2011 Bottle 341 ml as S Ambroise Aroma: sweet caramel, alcohol with alcoholic woody overtones. Solid. Appearance: Bohemian garnet with medium dark beige top. 4- Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: full bodied. Strong malty bready character. rather flat in mid , more bready malts than Scotch in character. I can hide that I felt somewhat letdown by this brew. Its decent but not very to style.... try Founders instead for example.
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Mostly malty aroma. Medium brown look, small white head. Malty , bready flavours . Not bad but nothing special either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2003
Rich amber. Light tan head. Malty (caramel) aroma w/ light smoke. Medium, syrupy feel. Sweet, malty flavour of caramel, licorice, smoke (peat) & alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2003
deep reddish brown. strong maple, malt and slightly woddy aroma. marshmallowy sweetness with some brown sugar, slight smoke and alcohol. finishes malty sweet with a little roasty bitterness. very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2544) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
Deep amber in colour. Aroma of caramel, malt, alcohol. Flavour is creamy, alcohol, sweet, malty. Finishes smooth, slightly sweet, slight hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2003
(WCC2003) Clear copper body with small tan head. Aroma is caramel, malty, peaty. Taste is malty, light caramel, light sweet, peaty, finishing light smoky. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Dark port, with a medium head that does a slow decay into a stable cream ring. Strong nose of whisky, vanilla, and wood; bit too much alcohol there. Wonderful complex flavor, extremely malty and smooth/flat with just some hints off piney hops at the end, butterscotch alcohol vanilla and bark within. Very smooth but long finish. I loved this and it seems seriously underrated to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3606) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2005 Brown,thick tan head.rich malt/alcohol nose.Bland malt flavor with medium alcohol heat. This was a very old bottle, would like to re rate Re Rate Aug 29/05:Sparkling amber,small fast fading beige head.Malt and alcohol nose.Complex malt flavor. Great body, chewy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Malty aroma, very dark in color. Mouthfeel is buttery and bubbly. Not much of a finish, I was expecting a little more of malty sweet finish. Pretty good beer, not notable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4860) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2003
Pours a big head and deep red body. Scent of toffee and roasted malt. Taste of sweet malt and alcohol, but not too much. Very Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10771) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 4, 2002
red-amber colour, big head, deep licorice and rum aroma, prune, alcohol, very smooth, sweet with a late robust bitterness

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