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Russell A Wee Angry Scotch Ale

Brewed by Russell Brewing Company
Style: Scotch Ale
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
A wee angry scotch ale is part of the Russell Brewmaster Series: a succession of small batch beers that push taste boundaries and explore new styles of beers. This beer has been brewed with a blend of Scottish specialty malts in the style of a 19th century 90 Shilling Scotch Ale - a strong, dark ale with a dominant malt accent that originated in Edinburgh. This batch of beer was brewed by Jack Bensley, Eric Dubuc and Anders McKinnon, Russell Brewing Company 2010.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewMstr (189) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bomber in Vancouver. Very nice scotch ale, not too much smoke. Dark red color, malt throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenflower (7) - - MAR 30, 2016 does not count
Rich warm color, Carmely and malty with a touch of hops. it is a very yummy beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybercat (5111) - Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Pours barely translucent sepia with a thin light tan head. Aroma delivers caramel, woody and toasted malt notes. Flavor echoes the aroma, though not as sweet. Mouthfeel has thin body but good fizz. Don’t get angry, have a snort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (318) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights with an off white head. Aroma is stone fruit with a hint of smoke. Taste is malt sweetness with a hint of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2790) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Pours reddish-brown with a finger of pale foam. Bittersweet with a bit of smoke. Peat? Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9295) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 21, 2015
Bomber. Nice chocolate nose, caramel, touch of smoke. Glowing brown-red color. Malty flavor, some smoke and roast, fudge. bitter, hoppy finish. Very light bodied and a bit too carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7611) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Light malt. Some peat. Dark mahogany pour. Light citrus. Some barley. Good lacing. Some mash. Tap at Barley Bros Stadium.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (438) - - MAY 17, 2015
Deep Amber brown with a frothy white tan head. Aroma is sweet, taste of sugar, and maple lumber. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
lbcgreg (65) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
Heavy ale with a strong roasted malt flavor with slight hints of chocolate and oak. Clean finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1487) - CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours clear brown with one finger of light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is muted, burnt dark malt, coffee, treacle, oak. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering mild bitter finish. (3/5) Fairly unremarkable wee heavy. It’s an OK interpretation, but not good enough to overcome my ambivalence towards the style. Maybe that’s a touch unfair, but I actually have had ones that did succeed in doing so, so… (12/20)

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