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Brewed by Mitchells Knysna Brewery
Style: Scottish Ale
Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A heavy spicy ale, with gloriously round, full palate. Let this traditional Scottish Ale take you back in time as you savour the complex aromatic notes and full - bodied amber glow. Do, however treat it with respect!


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (1642) - Gent, - MAY 11, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Plastic bottle at home. Shared with Mathieu87. Appearance: lightly clouded blonde/amber beer, unstable white head. Nose: strawberry ’coulis’, caramel, some hops, malts, little spices maybe. Taste: sugar, almost like drinking pure brown sugar, lots of malts. It could be deteriorated by the travel from South Africa!


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wanja (603) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2014
On tap ( 0.5 l ) at the brewpub in Cape Town, South Africa... Nice clody dark red and golden color, average head... Very fruity aroma of berries... Mild and fruity refreshing flavor, tastes quite mild and easy going... Fruity ending...

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
capetownbrew (18) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 21, 2014
660ml bottle! Nice fruity aroma and lovely deep colour. All round nice example of the Ale.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
aleksander9 (366) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
Deep copper color with weird big off-white bubbles. Aroma is battery acid, spice and roasted malt. Very tart and acidic oily mouth feel with high carbonation. Extremely tart, sour and dry finish. Overall: poured down the drain. Horrible. Second infected beer from this brewery. Disappointing

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theSlipperyPen (236) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Very attractive dark copper ale with a chalk white head. Aroma is of chestnuts and autumnal leaves, with sweet malts and slight ginger and watermelon jam thing going on. Soft malts and warm spices in the mouth. The hops come through with a bitter end that prevents things from getting cloying. Quite surprised by this one - perhaps the move to glass bottles has signaled a sea change for the 90 Shilling. It’s pretty delicious. Creamy mouth feel and a return to the lingering malt spice and orange peel. Enjoyable easy-drinker.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
AtronSeige (513) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 8, 2014
Aroma: Hoppy, sweet, spicy, biscuit, Appearance: Slightly hazy copper body. Small, off-white head. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, medium-sweetness, spicy, bready, dry finish, hop flavours Palate: Creamy carbonation, medium-full body, Overall: A drinkable beer, but the hops and the style does not match. 660 ml bottle, poured. 9C. Scottish Export 80/-

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Draught at Mitchell’sTavern, Cape Town. Clear amber colour with thick white head. Malty flavour with some hops, medium to thick bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2013
Slightly ’aged’ sample Small off-white head, fast reduced to rim; fully muddy orange-ochre beer. Sourish nose, lactic, Brett or Pedio-like. Fermented milk or kvass, even. Weird. Bitter, even quite spicy-bitter, with initially only a shade of the lactic sourness that the nose speaks of. Especially the finish has a sharp, short vegetable or spicy bitterness. Yet the sourness creeps in again after some time, both lactic and as in wild fruit, berries. Very end has some bananaester, if devoid of sweetness. Very spritzy, yeast-filled, slick. Definitely other ferments. Question is: willed or not? And I wonder why I ought to be circumspect with 5% ABV? Many thanks to Mathieu & Louis!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2012 Cape Town rating: Amber-brown with a bubbly cask-like head. The aroma has slightly smoky caramel. The palate is caramel, with a touch of smoke/toast and with a balanced finished that has a touch of dryness.

Knysna rating: Golden amber. Thin head. Fresh grainy aroma, toasty and appetizing. Caramel, toast, fairly earthy, complex..is this that Edinburgh yeast? Moreish. Better in Knysna, fresher and more complex.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Draft at Mitchell’s Waterfront. Dark copper. Thick dense creamy head. The aroma doesnt yield a hell of a lot more than spicy malt profile. Light carbonation. Cinnamon and toasty malt great balance and true to style. Best mitchells yet and is sessionable.


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