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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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If you’re not familiar with Scotch Ales as a beer style, they’re all about malt sweetness and smoke (at least in the US). This has lead to a common misconception that all ales brewed in Scotland fit this deScription, though a closer examination of brewing history shows that Scottish brewers have always brewed a range of styles, including IPA, as well as other lighter and more subtle styles. History is interesting, but some details will always be forgotten; as such, you’d be hard pressed to find a traditional American-style Scotch Ale that doesn’t use some portion of smoked malt.
Smuttynose Scotch Ale is still smoky, though we’ve substituted beechwood smoked malt for malt smoked with peat, the “traditional” American choice. The change results in a softer smoke character that we prefer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43244) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Smuttynose Scotch Style Ale ].
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, spicy, dusty malt, light caramel, light malt extract. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a average duration, sweet malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39970) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty and caramelish. Breadish and toasted malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34004) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Bottled. An amber beer with lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, bread, and butterscotch, leading to a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle at Ungstrup. Clear orange-brown coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and dark chocolate. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (22999) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2002
Nut brown coloured. Sweetish with big, soft, chewy maltiness. A hint of crystal malt. Finishes with a well balanced bitterness. I really like the malt profile in this beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle @ Ungstrup. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
2nd September 2014
Clear deep red - amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Fine carbonation. Smooth and lightly sweet malts. Cream and caramel. Touch of spice and mild brandyish alcohol. Touch of ripe orange. Smooth semi dry finish. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (20918) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Draft. Clear maroon color, large tan head. Aroma of cherries in kirsch. Taste is roasty coffee grounds. Interesting and unique.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
8.2% ABV
Brown color, clean, with compact head. Light aroma, some caramel and an impression of bread. Correct body strength; lean mouthfeel; some caramel flavor and correct bitterness.
Just a boring Imperial Amber Ale. This beer didn’t capture the essence of anything.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17041) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and candy sugar. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 010314


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