EyeAmBaldman (122) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Found this in a craft beer store in Gatlinburg, TN. Was just looking for a Scottish beer. Pours ruby red. Aroma was fruity and floral. Notes of caramel in the taste. Was not too overbearing in bitterness. Fell in love with this beer and started me on the path for the ultimate beer taste. This beer is so smooth. I’m sure if I ever get an chance to sample it again I will be disappointed.
TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The Red MacGregor is a delicious, malty, mild tasting
Scottish ale, with lots of flavor and character. The
draught form of this beer is only 4% abv, making it a
great session beer. They have boosted the abv up to 5%
for the bottled product, and that is the sample I am
The Red MacGregor Ale pours to a beautiful, bright,
deep, ruby red color with a tight off white head, and
a soft to moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on
this beer is wonderful, with lots of sweet malty,
slightly peat smoky aroma, and some flowery hop aroma.
The palate is soft, with some nice chewy malt texture.
Flavors of sweet malt, toffee, a hint of raisin, and a
touch of peat coat the tongue. Red MacGregor finishes
with more good malty flavors up front, then ends with
a mild flowery hop bitterness that takes the cloying
edge off this beer.
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 12, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Peaty, Malty and downright heavenly. Great deep amber color like a fresh died Tartan. Many of my buddies don't like their beers smoky but then again, what do they know? Not as thick as I would like, can tend be mildly watery on the palate.
orourke (17) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Velvety smooth balanced ale. Malty on the front, slight hoppy on the finish. Wish it came in 6-pack 12oz bottles...
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper color with a medium tan head that settles slowly and leaves shockingly good lacing. Aroma of peat, oak and smoke. Flavors start with sweet malts and progress quickly to wood, smoke, dark fruit and light spices. Very drinkable, complex and interesting.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2003 A standout beer, like the others from the Orkney Brewery. Everything they make is good, and this Red MacGregor is my favorite of the entire lot! Clear bottle, filled with cloudy brown, malty nectar. Hints of smoke, even! Terrific!
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color of cherry wood, with a big, boiling sticky, sticky head. It has a very nice, crisp woodsy hoppy sting in the aroma. I’d hoped for more of that in the drink, but it’s a bit more subdued. But it’s still a very nice easy drinker with an overtly citrusy body for a British beer. I really like this exceptionally drinkable brew. (#3201, 11/13/2007)
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost sweet beginning followed by a hoppy middle and good malty finish. Nice hoppy nose. Amber color with little lacey head. Very good beer, nice to drink.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very nice brew. Dark copper color hearty flavor. Very Nice. Look forward to sampling the rest of Orkneys line.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good flavor, drinkable, and good to look at. I love the fact that the bottles are full pints (plus a little extra). Good balance between hops and malts, nice finish.