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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 93   ABV: 3.1%
Our Scottish Pubstitute pours a bright mahogany with a billowy head; you’ll find notes of chewy English biscuits, figs, plums, dark caramel, toffee with a hint of roast dryness. It’s velvety smooth, creamy yet light, and absurdly drinkable; its massive flavor profile belies its measured strength. Go ahead, mate -- have another because there is no substitute for a Pubstitute.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4888) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Dark brown color with a large head. Grainy aroma with light fruit notes. Grainy and earth-laden flavor. Quite biscuity. Thin bodied, but not watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
steeleliver (130) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Very session able, but not very exciting beyond the ability to drink lots of it. No head present, pour was nice rich dark copper. Flavor is of malt and caramel, tinge of toffee. More like a brown ale than a Scottish. Palate was most disappointing, far too watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
On tap at PD taproom. Nose has a nice array of toasted malt backed by mild herbal notes of English hops. Flavor is malt forward with a lot of complexity for such a light beer - rich cereal grains layered with very light notes of toffee and even a bit of chocolate. Finish is clean with just a tiny bit of lingering fruitiness from the hops. I wish I could drink a few pints of this with lunch everyday.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4083) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
I’m going to have to drink more of this to figure out what it is exactly. I think it is very misleading to call it a "Scottish...Ale" because that suggests that there will be more body and sweetness. It is more appropriate to say that this is a mild as a Scottish brewer might brew it, but even then it wouldn’t be out of place coming from many English brewers (it makes me think of Newcastle or someplace northern). The carbonation burned off relatively fast for me, and then it gets a more UK mouthfeel. The aroma was a bit vegetal; I preferred the flavor profile. I do love a mild. It takes real confidence to brew a low alcohol beer like this, and I like how sessionable it is. (on tap at brewery)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40864) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2013
From tap at the brewery. Pours hazy brown with a small off white head. Aroma is caramelish and toasted malty. Bitter and chocolate malty, light herbal. Toasted and smooth toasted into the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Had this on tap at the MN State Fair. I was underwhelmed with this Scottish Ale - too watery. This could go in the Low Alcohol category...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
From a growler. I would have called this a mild. Dark brown. Dry roasted malt aroma and more in the flavor with grain. Smooth palate, very drinkable. A good session beer. Dry, earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Very dark pour with a frothy off white head. Dry roast, lightly sweet, really easy drinking. Very nice session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Tap @ Stanleys Minneapolis. Pours a reddish appearance with a light brown head. Rich toffee, toasty caramel malty, earthy aroma. A bit thin, watery, toasty, cracker, bready toffee malty, herbal flavor. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2012
On draft at the state fair, pours a cola color with a thin head that quickly fades and barely any carbonation. Has caramel and bread scents, taste is similar, decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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