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Strathaven Usquebae Ale

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

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3136) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1354) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (634) - 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

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3246) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Cask @ Troon Beer Festival. Orange brown, not much head. Sour oaty malt aroma. Strong bitter sweet barley sugar flavour. Sharp with bitter sweet aftertaste. Drinkable but not my sort of beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle from Deeside Drinks Emporium, shared with the RB posse. It pours clear golden yellow with a thick beige head. The nose is honey, earth, spent grain, mild malt whisky, vanilla and light peat. The taste is earthy, oat, light peat, whisky, toast, floral, grainy, faint medicinal, sweet dough, vanilla, wood, citrus and alcohol warmth with a dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Nice balance. I am surprised that a pale whisky barrel-aged beer actually works. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (736) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2013
GBBF 2013 backlog. Thanks to the RateBeer team. Colour: amber, clear. Aroma: strong whisky aroma upfront (not much alcohol though), woody, malty. Taste: again, lots of whisky, sweet, not much bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6322) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2013
Bottled. Sweet malt aroma with peat and oak. flavors of peat, grass, toffee, oak. Decent, but not really impressive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is thick malty, light whiskey note, greasy. Sweet malty, overripe fruity and nutty. Mild whiskey malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2809) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
A cler golden colored beer, with a white ehad. The aroma of whisky, wood, vanilla and malt. The taste is gentle sweet, with vanilla, some wood, whisky and fruits. The aftertaste is sweet fruity with vanilla.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5617) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2013
Tap. Clear amber, low head. Spicy, dusty, honeyish aroma. Mellow mouthfeel, full body, light sticky. Hay, honey, clay, salt, good earthy hop aromatics. Spicy aftertaste. Has stuff going on.


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