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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Limited Release. 100% Scottish Maris Otter malt was used in the brewing. The combination of the scottish malts and slow aging process produces a unique brew as distinctive as single malt whiskey with a subtly different taste than any other beer. Look for a sweet malty taste with a backround of floral notes from english fuggle hops. To not be confused with the Scotch Ale that Saranac sells.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAR 28, 2003
UPDATED: APR 22, 2003 I enjoyed the sweet flavor and its combination with a fair, not overly heavy, body. Crisp finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2003
Interesting concept. OK head. Malt aroma. Light brown. Sweet malt taste with floral tones. A bit thin.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2003
The nose was of a sweet whiskey. I love whiskey, but not this smell. Bland amber color appears to have a lot of carbonation. Watery, but you can definitely taste the scottish malt with an odd Bitterness. Not much past that. Leaves a nasty aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1282) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2003
A nice very malty beer. A nice brow colored liquid with good head. Nice toasty flavor. A thin crisp feel as well. Very happy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2356) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2003
Decent head form the pour but does not last too long. Aroma of malt and slightly floral. Color of medium/thin orange amber. Taste is quite pleasant but a little thin. Slight alcohol taste present along with malt and finishes smooth with hops and a lingering alcohol presence. I liked this brew but it is not a real scotch ale which should be much heavier and more robust. A good brew anyway.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
freekyp (1473) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2003
There is nothing Scottish about this ale. That being said, it is not a bad beer either. The malts taste very much like Munich malts and the beer is similar to a hoppier Dortmunder export. Slightly acrid nose, hoppy finish, malt throughout swallow.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2003
Sad to say that this is not great, even tough it is a scottish ale, which I hold dearly. It didn't have a full enough flavor, It was missing the robust taste that is a staple with scotts. Needs to be darker and deep to get my vote.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Not a bad beer consider it's a Saranac had a good amount of flavor.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jgb9348 (4626) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Amber in colour, quick dissolving head. Sweet floral aroma with pleasant tones. Thin-as-always and a very light and non-powerful taste. Why do I keep buying Saranac beers? I haven't had a good Saranac beer and look how many i've sampled! Do yourself a favour--save money by not buying Saranac beers! Even when they are less than $2 for a single bottle! It's still not worth it.Amber in colour, quick dissolving head. Sweet floral aroma with pleasant tones. Thin-as-always and a very light and non-powerful taste. Why do I keep buying Saranac beers? I haven't had a good Saranac beer and look how many i've sampled! Do yourself a favour--save money by not buying Saranac beers! Even when they are less than $2 for a single bottle! It's still not worth it.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Run-of-the-mill at best. I will not remember this beer, ever. I love saranac in general, so I should've just passed on this one.


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