vw73182 (13) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2010
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Iíve had several Scottish Ales and then one is nothing similar. First off the smell of this beer seems offensive. The appearance of the brown hue is almost like muddy water not what I would expect for a Scottish Ale. The taste is repulsive extremely metallic taste and thatís it. The Palate is all the same all the way through watery metallic
WVHouseofBeer (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Like their Sunlight Cream Ale, this beer just doesnít bring a lot to the table. However, the light brown body and small pale white head offers a decent nose and taste. Touches of caramel and oats splash on the tongue with a light to medium body. While Wee Mac is one of their better beers, I can think of over a handful of Scotch ales that put this to shame. Its just a Wee bit off.
phaleslu (4459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Union Jack on Broad Ripple in Indianapolis. The table went through a few pitchers of this while we watched some World Cup games and had a hangover lunch. Pours a cloudy brown with a finger-thick creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, toast, brown sugar, nuts, and chocolate. The flavor follows suit perfectly. Medium-bodied, with mild carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. So toasty and malty, with a nice sweet creaminess that makes it very smooth. Goes down so easily, and certainly a sessionable Scottish ale. Nice beer.
cpetrone84 (959) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A-pours a clear ruby red color with orange edges, a white head with little retention and no lace.
S-the nose is light, toasted bread, a touch of grain, sweet caramel, herbal hops in the back.
T-a toasted breadiness right up front, slightly grainy with notes of toffee in the middle. some sweet dark fruits blend in at the back with notes of tropical fruity hops to finish off.
M-very light body but smooth on the palate, good carbonation to hold the feel throughout and a clean soft finish.
D-easy drinking and tasty, nothing huge but a good balance and flavor profile.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Live review poured into my pint glass.
A- Body is a transparent mahogany color that pours with a 2-3 finger soapy white head. Head subsides quickly to 1/2 finger-but has great retention from there. Some lacing is left behind in the glass. Bubbles can be seen steadily rising to the top.
S-Nose is moderate in strength and offers a lot of caramel malt as well as some chocolate an toffee.
T-Flavor is much lighter than the smell and offers a decent earthy hop profile in addition to a mild caramel and chocolate malt presence. What lingers on the palate is some earthy hop flavor as well as a hint of caramel, toffee, and chocolate malt.
P- Medium to high tingly carbonation and a very light, thin body.
O- This is a decent, above average Scottish Ale. Its very light, sessionable and drinkable. Also seems to be an interesting, somewhat unique brew. Its nice to sample someone elseís locals occasionally and Iíd like to trade for more local growlers.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 04-01-2010 18:02:23
TheAlum (4295) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on tap at the brewery (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a nice dark amber, brown notes, a bit more orange at the bottom with a spotty offwhite head that dies to a film that clings to the edges. Just a bit hazed, just darker. Aromas are sweet caramel malts, a touch of toast, vanilla, faint cocoa, and bread. Sweeter. Initial is medium bodied, a bit lighter than expected, caramel and toffee blend with vanilla, grains, a touch of toast, and a sweetness, possibly a touch of dark fruit. A bit thin for the style, the malt is the focus as it should be, but this is just a bit underwhelming in flavor and body for the style. Ok, one of the more dissappointing when compared to style.
MrChopin (2527) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler shared by PittBeerGirl (BA)!
Transparent red with a thin beige head that goes quickly. Cola nose with some sugar, light tea, caramel, and fruit. Vanilla-heavy flavor with more caramel, both contrasted by heavy carbonation and the thin body. These characteristics make for an odd experience, one neither rich and satisfying or light and refreshing.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Scottyís Dtown Indy. Pours transparent brownish red with quickly fading white head. Nose is notably strong brown malt and not much else, but very appeasing. Flavor is solid caramel/scotch style ale with faint notes of chocolate and sweet berries. Finish is smooth, slightly carbíd and malty. Very nice offering. The 1-off Java Mac is even better.
patrick767 (3169) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap at the brewery - Pours light amber-brown with an off-white head. It was a very distinct caramel malt aroma. The flavor is caramel malt and some mild, earthy hops. Itís light bodied and overall a little milder than Iíd like in a Scottish ale. Decent.
Tmoney99 (8792) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at MacNivenís.
Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Smooth and drinkable beer that is more like a brown ale.