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Sierra Nevada Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Sierra Nevada’s Scotch Ale is a dark amber hued ale. It has a sweet nose with just a bit of earth in the undertone. The taste is warm yet very accessible with a clean, refreshing finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2418) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
On tap at brick and barley grand forks. Dark red body. Boozy malty taste. Dried fruit but pretty subdued overall. Okay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7386) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Tap. Amber-brown pour with a smaller soapy head. Malty, bit of toffee, a bit of herbal edge to it. Okay for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (7533) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Pour on tap at Busters on 28th, hazy reddish brown pour with slightly tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, toffee, caramel into a bit of spice, slight grassy notes, pretty standard. Taste was a mix of caramel, toffee, sweet red fruit, some slight vanilla, honey, slight herbs, finishing slightly sweet, slightly dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3312) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Growler from a good friend in Phoenix big dark malty brew very nice brew. Pours very dark amber with an soapy off white head. Very malty brew and nice body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7095) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours chestnut honey with a modest beige head and a faint sweet malt aroma. There is a medium- bodied smoked malt flavor with a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"kinda average for a scotch ale. good use of the sweet and peaty malts, but it was a touch light and the hops were a distraction. i was surprised that this beer mixed with a barrel aged IRS was sooooo good."

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thicksuds (447) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2014
solid scotch ale, outside of their comfort zone, nothing spectacular but serviceable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11920) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Tap at the brewpub on 3/23. Pours dark orange/amber with a slight beige head. Malty aroma. Med body. Flavor is rather heavy malt - possible touch of smoke? Or maybe a little earthy? There’s a little hop. Finishes on the non-dry side, but it drinks pretty well tho.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Poured a very cloudy mahogany. Nose was butterscotch somewhat boozy sweet front. Very sweet , very buttery. Not cloying. Finish is bittersweet

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 26, 2010
On tap at Ginger Man NY
Aroma: good depth, caramel , hint of scotch with its alcohol pair. Ending with toffee.
Appearance: red ruby, garnet with clear crystal show. Large tanned top.
Flavour and Palate: smoky , malty with Scotch feel on side. Good deep malt is presented with solid approach to it. Bit earthy.Light feel of alcohol is at finish.


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