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Moab Brewery Desert Select Scotch Ale

Brewed by Moab Brewery
Style: Scotch Ale
Moab, Utah USA
Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.59%
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ur Scotch Ale or "Wee Heavy," was included in this series to pay tribute to the hearty Scots who have enjoyed rich, full ales for centuries. This ale was traditionally made with malt dried in peat-fired ovens. This leaves a slightly smoky flavor adding to the malt character. "Wee Heavy" is made with fine Two Row barley and a portion of smoked malt, English hops, pure Moab water and Scottish yeast. It is aged in French oak and bottle conditioned. "Wee Heavy" is a brown-ruby rich color and has a sweet malt character. The Scotch Ale will pair with nachos, baked potato skins, smoked salmon salad or wrap, prime rib dinner and chicken and cheese enchiladas. Store upright and serve at 55 degrees F to room temperature. Use wide mouth glassware. Hand-crafted 100% pure ale. This full-bodied ale is bottled in limited amounts right here at the Moab Brewery. We brew and hand-bottle only 2000 bottles per year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of nutty caramel and light toast. taste has a bit of stone fruit on a caramel background. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pinkzambia (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle: murky reddish brown with a tan steady head. Aroma of brown sugar, cinnamon, musty leather. Flavors of malts, and kind of a tangy zing. Watery finish with a weird film. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3791) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very hazy brown color with an extremely thick light tan head on there. Nose is pretty complex, actually, and has some caramel, toast, and dark candied fruits in there. Taste has some sour fruit elements to it, and actually ends up feeling and tasting much more like a quad than a scotch ale. Really interesting...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aluman (21) - Grants, New Mexico, USA - FEB 15, 2014
First of this style for me. It was quite good, recommended by the server. Mud red in color, crisp taste. Like a good Speyside.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Expensive as all hell 1 liter swing top, picked up at Moab, pours with a clear copper body that supports a weak off white head of foam. The aroma offers up caramel malts, thin fig notes and a bit of a peat like plastic sensation. The taste comes across better than the nose as the peat in the nose was cutting against the other notes. In the flavor I get sweet malts, some caramel like malts, prunes, figs and then the peat note bringing up the rear off in the background. The more I drink this the more I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1285) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
0.5 L bottle. Dark, translucent orangish-brown color, with a huge, frothy, beige head. The aroma is molasses, semi-sweet chocolate, coriander, bitter orange, and some light smoke and peat. Very sweet flavor, with a little grainy bitterness in the aftertaste. Just a touch of boozy warming. Heavy body, sticky, and chalky. This is a big malt-bomb, but nice, complex aroma and a big, thick palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Not a great beer, but defiantly not a bad beer. Easy drinker, you will want to share this with someone as it comes in a 1 liter btl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (709) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Mahogany in color with big cream head with hits of yellow. Aroma is sweet,malty and a lot of caramel o and top it with hops and yeast. Very complex flavors caramel,smoke,hops and dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5098) - Utah, USA - MAY 8, 2013
1 liter swingtop bottle at The Beehive
Appearance: clear dark amber with a small beige head, some lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts, caramel, honey, bitter and toasted malts
Taste: Toasted malts, toffee, nutty sticky sweet
Nice and clean

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10056) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours lightly hazy and particulate deep amber with a medium, frothy off-whitehead, medium retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is caramel and nutty malt, light earthy hops, light apple fruity esters. Flavor is nutty, toast and caramel malt, faint hops and bitterness with apple and pear esters and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

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