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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Scottish style amber ale...Smooth and malty...very user friendly.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcw122 (5) - - JUN 5, 2012 does not count
I got this beer at the NH Brewery, it was delicious! I’m becoming a big fan of this style beer, and I think they did a great job. Very very good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2714) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2010
True to the style which is why the ratings for this beer is so low. A wonderful malty aroma from a dark brown pour with a small off white head. The flavor is true to the style with mostly malt sweetness, a bit of smoke, and some earthiness like the moors of Scotland.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Mild yet flavorful. Grain/malt/slightly chewy. Big of smoke in finish. Roasty aroma. Good example for the light scottish it is. I wasn’t expecting it to be a crazy wee-heavy because its not a scotch ale. Having sampled quite a few in the style made in Scotland, I think it was true to style. I just wish it wasn’t filtered.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - APR 14, 2007
Enjoyed a pint of this one on draught at the brewery in Philadelphia, PA. Pours to a bright, deep amber color, with a tall white head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose is malty, with aromas of sweet malt, light smoke, and hints of light toast and nuts. The palate offers more of the same, nutty and toasty malt, with some light flavors of caramel. This beer finishes with more light nutty and toasty malt up front, then ends with light smoke flavor, and some grassy hop bitterness to balance. A good example of Scottish Ale. Perhaps my palate was jaded from the other fantastic beers I enjoyed at Nodding Head, but this beer seemed to fall a little short of the mark. That being said, it was tasty, very drinkable, and clearly well made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Pretty alright. It’s nice to see a 60 Schilling around. Light and creamy, but with enough flavor to keep me drinking. Very easy to sip, and the flavors are clean.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Tap at the brewery. 4.75% ABV Very light malty graininess in the aroma. Clear amber brown with small white head. Light grain and smoke in the flavor. Very clean with light roastiness in the finish. Very sessionable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAR 28, 2012
Malty, toasted, caramel aroma with noticeable sweetness but not overwhleming. Medium, smooth mouth. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, nutty. Packed full of flavor for a 4.5% beer. I would happily down this all night.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5364) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2004
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 Deep amber color with a small tan head. Malty and roasty aroma. Very light smoke and caramel taste. Some roast in there as well. Very nice subtleties in this cask conditioned beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (12274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear golden color. Aroma of dirty straw. Taste is grass, scallions. Off style?

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2005
On tap at the Nodding Head Brew pub, Philadelphia, PA. Clear dark brown Scottish-style ale having small white diminishing head. No discernable carbonation. Sweet malt aroma. Medium bodied that starts with lightly sweet malt. Slight off-flavor (oxidation product?). Finishes with slightly sweet malt after taste. No discernable hops and bitterness. A good drinkable malty session beer, similar to Bass ale.


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