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Strathaven Usquebae Ale

Brewed by Strathaven
Style: Amber Ale
Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A rich honey coloured ale matured in specially selected oak casks, exuding a vanilla aroma, chewy toffee palate and a lasting warming finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zwiebel88 (477) - GERMANY - APR 3, 2015
In der Nase Whisky, Rohrzucker, Likör, vergorenes Obst, Eiche, etwas unbalanciert. Gaumen Alkohol, Rohrzucker, Eiche, mehr Zucker, dünn, wässrig, leicht herb. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015

Bottle 330ml. clear glass.

[ As Strathaven Usquebae Ale ].
[ Courtesy of Scopey (Paul) ]. Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, oxidide, wood - oak, barrel, whisky, honey - earthy notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, whisky, barrel - oak, sweet malt - honey. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20130816]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AshtonMcCobb (3674) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle from Crafty Pint. Appearance - deep amber no head. Nose - sweet malt and toffee. Whisky of course. Taste - toffee and malt again. Not much whisky taste to be honest. Palate - medium bodied sweet and unbalanced. Overall - not sure what they’re trying to achieve here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
13th January 2015
Lightlt hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy with a modest minerally crispness. Smooth malts. Nice light vanilla precedes mild tangy fruits and mellow whiskey. Finishes light and crisp, with a bare whisper of smoke. Tasty and easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (5872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, pear on nose, fruit cocktail taste with vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (9955) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Dunkel goldgelbes Bier mit ordentlicher weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch holzig, säuerlich, fruchtig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack mild säuerlich, fruchtig, holzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1229) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Translucent orange pour, small white head. Smells of whiskey, flavor is great, fairly sweet, with a smooth whiskey character. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5738) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Cask at CLoisters Scottish Beer Festival. Pours clear honey gold, thick white head. Light whisky aromas, light sweet malt, honey and light peat smoke. Taste is sweet, grainy, light booze. No real bitterness, sticky finish, Interesting though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale copper in colour with a thin white head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of warm honey. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing overall. Pale malt gives a rich malt loaf base with sweet notes of heather honey and vanilla essence. There is a spicy, resiny note to the short hop prickle in the aftertaste. Finish is smooth and malty with warming mead notes combined with vanilla oak cask in the mouth. This is a cracking Strong Ale and in the same stable as Broughton’s Old Jock. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (832) - SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
On cask at troon beer festival a deep golden almost amber ale taste is sweet honey vanilla sweet oak and slight whisky overtones a strong beer that is very nice

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