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OFallon Blackberry Scottish Ale

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38
66
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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.


shigadeyo's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2007
9/09/2007: OFallon Blackberry Scottish-Style Ale is brown in color with a small, frothy beige head. Based on the first pass at the aroma, this beer smells more like whiskey than blackberry anything. Subsequent sniffs reveal more caramelized malt and a very, very faint berry (barely noticeable). The flavor is caramelized malt with some weak chocolate, fruitiness, and some seedy berry that starts to become noticeable after several sips and as the beer get several degrees warmer (but itís still very subdued). The maltiness of the beer is rich and there is a welcomed dryness that really adds to the enjoyment of htis beer. The body of this beer is medium to medium-full and is quite smooth and goes down vrey easy. Overall, this is a good beer, but the blackberry isnít really noticeable at all. Thatís fine, but maybe OíFallon should just make a plain Scottish Ale and just leave out the blackberries (or just drop it from the label!) since the base of this beer is quite tasty on its own.

12 fl. oz. bottle from The Party Source in Bellevue, Kentucky. Rating #78 for this beer...


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma is medium to high jammy fruitiness- somewhat artificial and slick sweetness some fusels phenolics jammy raspberry and earth with pepper and apple skin. Flavor is apple and grape juice, tannic and skin-like , juicy moderate caramel maltiness becomes slick with fruit juic- woody and pitty as well- bitter and a sligth oxidized garbage note as it opens up. Eh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2009
12oz bottle @Pauls Gathering Thanks microgrog-pours an off white ring for a head and hazy amber color. Aroma is medium malt-toffee, secondry earthy hops. Taste is medium malt-toffee, secondry earthy hops.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle Shared at Ryan & Maxís Tasting @ Pauls. Pours as a brune body with an off white head. Lighter fruity scotch notes, with some woody notes. Watered down caramel very thin with a hint of oxidized fruit notes in the background. Poor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Pours a clear caramel brown with a thin white head. Faint berry, little grain and cardboard. Slightly oxidized malt, a little bit astringent. Finishes slightly sweet, with a little more cardboard.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monkeychugg55 (873) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Pours a murky dark brown with a medium off-white head that doesnít last very long. Good aroma of bready, roasted malt, some blackberries, and a touch of peat. The flavor is sweet and fruity upfront, with roasted Scottish malts on the finish. Fruit is not over powering, but complementary. Lightly bodied but very tasty. Iím not a big fan of fruit beers, but this one surprised me.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DalzAle (1984) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2009
Bottle. Pour was slightly hazy brown, a little carbonation and a fruity (and smoky?) aroma. Flavor was malt, some syrupy fruit. This one just didnít do much for me. I wouldnít suggest buying,

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2008
[Bottle] Pours a brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of berries seems pretty artificial. Some darker sweet malts in the aroma. The taste is very interesting, with some light fruit/berry in there, along with light peat, smoke and earthy malts. Medium mouthfeel, with a slightly astringent finish. Certainly an interesting beer, but I personally did not enjoy the fruit notes in this style of beer. Worth a try though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Found this one bottled. Copper pour with a thick, persistant head. A bit sweet in the nose, berries and bourbon. The flavor is not dominated by berries, however. This is a complex beer with some interesting maltiness going on.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 26, 2008
This bottled brew from Fort Wayne, IN poured a very small sized head of quickly diminishing light brown colored finely sized bubbles that left behind a slightly hazy softly carbonated brown colored body and a poor lacing. The aroma was mildly fruity with malty notes. The mouth feel was tingly and crisp from start to finish with a malty backing. The flavor contained notes of malt and mild fruit. An OK so so brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. Very small tan head that mostly endured, splotchy lacing, hazy, lively, fast rising carbonation, and a ruby brown hue. The nose was mostly malt, sweet, hints of chocolate, and extremely light blackberry. Almost non-existent blackberry. Ditto for the flavor. Fairly smooth, thin mouthfeel and light-medium bodied. Easy to drink, nothing special and easily forgettable. Next!!


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