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OFallon Blackberry Scottish Ale

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Formerly brewed at OFallon Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer
OFallon, Missouri USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with six different types of barley, this is a flavorful malty beer, a traditional Scottish Ale -- with a subtle hint of blackberry...smooth from start to finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2517) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Reddish purple with a off-white head. Weak aroma, a touch of dusty malts and just a hint of berry. Vague earthiness. Soft maltiness, with a dry ashy character and again just a hint of any berry. Medium, soft mouthfeel is its only real plus. Quite a bit of a letdown.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Airlifter (118) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Watery-brownish color, like old cola. A little bit of tan head. Nice aroma--very strong berry. Bland flavor. Sweet, flat, a bit of berries and malt but not much more. Not so great.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2007
i was not a fan of the blackberry with the scottish style combination. i was quite disappointed with it

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Oh this is nice-peat and malt with a tasty blackberry undercurrent. Smoky and sweet. Iím with the Dean on this one- I donít know why this is rated so low. If it had more body, itíd really be good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8899) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2007
Bottle... My first rating as a Floridian... Clear, caramel-colored ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Chocolate, caramel, blackberry nose. Slightly oxidized. Malty, fruity flavor. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Crisp, but malty finish. Thanks to vyvvy for sending the bottle my way!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours a darker orange color, this beer is more malt than Blackberry. Not a bad beer, but nothing spectacular.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2007
12 oz bottle. Slightly hazy clear orange color with a reddish tint. Smells of light berries and subdued peated malt. Flavor is similar, but the fruit is more subdued and the smoky malt, although still subtle, is a bit more prominent. Reminds me of a smoked raspberry Tootsie Pop. Dry and overly effervescent with a detracting medicinal note at the end.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2006
While I have tried to stop rating beer that Iím pretty sure will be bad, I still feel the need to try everything made by a local brewer. While this wasnít great is is much better than it has been previously. Pours clear brown with a tan head. The aroma some some blackberry, caramel malt and a medicinal berry flavor. Medium body with sharp carbonation. Flavor starts with caramel malt then medicinal berries and an odd sourness. The taste is fairly sharp - not what I think of when something says Scottish ale. The finish has some blackberry characteristics and sharp carbonation giving it a crispness. Crispness is great in a pilsener, but a Scottish ale? Adequate for a fruit beer, but it is far from what it advertises itself as.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2006
OíFallon Blackberry Scottish-Style Ale 12 oz bottle Medium pour in a goblet Recent bottling, imbibed 11/06 Poured a clear brown with an average off-white fizzy quickly diminishing head. Smelt of light smokiness, tea leaves and blackberries. Taste was upfront light bittersweet raspberry ice tea followed by a slight smoke taste on a short to average length finish. Palate was light bodied, watery, and fizzy. Overall, the beer tasted like unsweetened raspberry iced tea. Iím not sure if thatís a good thing or not, but a cool odd combination.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Strykzone (4832) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2006
This bottle gets my vote as the worst label ever. However, I do like other products of this brewer and will give it a try. It has a nice aroma and is dominated by sweet raspberries. Flavor is, obviously, raspberry but there is smoke underneath it and some malts, also. As it warms some dark fruit pops up. This beer tends to taste like raspberries in coffee. The flavor is interesting and unique, but not all that great.


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