Drjohnrock (416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle at 2014 Price Hill Beer Fest, tasted on February 16, 2014. Fairly dark gold color, strong slightly boozy aroma, nice bittersweet flavor that’s refreshing but has backbone. This would indeed be a fine springtime beer.
cfrancis (2105) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Ian for this. Pours a copper clear brown with a small white head. Aroma is caramel malt, bread and heather. Taste is nice caramel and bready malts coupled with light heather that gives it a springtime field feel.
steelhead3686 (215) - Athens, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep copper color with a thin white head. Very nice toasty, hay malt aroma. There is a light to medium bitterness that is countered by a medium to heavy sweetness. It has a light body with a fluffy texture and a sweet finish. This is a nice warm-weather beer that I wouldn’t mind having again, and I would even pay a reasonable price at a bar.
rangerred (843) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a hazy light brown with a thick one finger light tan head. The head remains on the beer for a long time with tons of lacing. Almost reminds me of a nitro pour.
There is a citrusy aroma along with some light caramel and toast. Not sure if it is the heather tips or not but there is an aroma I just can’t really put my finger on. Kind of floral but not something I have experienced before.
Some citrus floral and citrus on the taste along with a moderate nuttiness. There is some medium roast and light caramel that is somewhat reminiscent of an English brown. A little bit of grass along with a light bitterness. Mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth and is quite nitro-like.
Overall, a decent sessionable but slightly underwhelming beer. Not very scottish and more like an English Brown IMO. Nonetheless I would probably pick it up again.
beermomz (20) - USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, clear amber color, medium sweetness, average carbonation, light body. One of my favorite spring beers.
b3shine (4236) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to pint. Looks decent; clear-brown with thin lacing. Smells nutty and malty. Tastes okay, but I’m not getting much Scottish influence. Average on the palate. Okay.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Kroger Polaris. Pours clear amber with a thin beige head. Malty and nutty aroma with some crips hops. Grainy and caramelly malt flavor with a sweet and crisp finish.
ADesenberg (471) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: pours gold with a nice white head. It has a sweet citrusy aroma. The flavor is bittersweet, grapefruit. A great warm weather beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle courtesy of miketd: pours a clear deep orange amber with a spotty-lacing ring of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet, slightly grainy nose with a touch of noble hops. Starts with pretty good fullness and biscuity malty sweetness with a good balance of grassy hops before a drier bittersweet finish. Smooth and drinkable.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer pours orange with a medium sized white head.
The aroma is not hoppy nor malty... I assume that is the heather.
It is mild in the aroma.
The flavor is different... Not bad, just different. It is mellow and earthy.
The beer has a bit of a sour character.
FInish is not quick.
An ok beer.