Silver City Le Fat
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Fat (Bastard) Scotch Ale fermented with Belgian yeast and then aged extensively in Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet wine barrels.

Brewery press release:

A scotch ale that is a scotch ale no more. Leaving its Scottish roots long behind in the summer of 2010, the ale adventured out to find its own way. Belgian influences from a host of micro-organisms have soured this once sweet behemoth.

Hints of fig, plum and tart cherries occur naturally; the result of its unique fermentation. Over time, Le Fat has softened and mellowed while gaining refinement and character through extended aging in Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet barrels.

Released on Friday May 25th, 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Clear dirty-orange ale with a small, fizzy, white head that’s gone in a flash. The nose is a malty, earthy swirl of caramel, wood, tree nuts and funk. Full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor provides a good measure of lactic acidity, moderate praline sweetness and light bitterness. Tangy-sweet finish - a touch more tangy than sweet. Thanks to newcigarz for sharing this world class oddity with the south Florida crew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Caskalefan (142) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Remarkably complex, smooth and balanced sour with lots of red wine tannins, sour cherries, and figs(revealing its Scotch Ale beginnings),and the requisite horse blanket and funk. I would have rated this a bit higher, but it needed a tad more sourness to make it a truly world class effort. Still, a really big surprise and delight from Silver City .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2012
750ml from Chuck’s. I dunno. I guess I’m kind of cheesed at the fact it is $22.59 for a bottle. No traces of the scotch ale present, yet also not quite as tart as I’d like. The 10%ABV packs a wallop, so that’s nice. Reminds me of red wine more than anything else.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Brown, tea-like appearance. Cherry and oak influence on the nose. Medium bodied with healthy tension between the Belgian yeast and the scotch ale makes this completely unique. Some plum and fig kick in on the back of the palate and into the finish.

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