Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2000
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Billed as a ’Scottish Cream Ale’, whatever that might be. Malt-accented, some toffeeish flavours. Finishes bland.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark clear copper with a thin off white head. Aroma of cereals and big dog biscuits. In mouth, a rather caramel malt with light peated notes, good hopping, a bit of vanilla. Medium bodied. A bit run of the mill, but honest. Bottle from the Capflu.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange amber colour with a creamy light tan head that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Spicy hop nose and some caramel malt. Flavour is well-balanced with an assertive hoppiness and some molasses and brown sugar sweetness. Lingering bitterness on the finish. One of the better products from this brewery.
jonas (5272) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Pale brown, low head. Neutral nose. Light honeyish and roasted. Fizzy mouthfeel.
CapFlu (4244) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Thanks to Becky at the Vancouver Island Brewery for the sampler. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer - though it was a tad thin and over carbonated it had a pleasant and refreshing Scottish side amongst the caramel and roasted malt, much like a teaspoon of bourbon. Pours a medium almond-coloured head with a reddish-amber body. Dry finish.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown,beige head.Scarce bead. Good dry malt nose Rich but dry malt flavor with light finishing hops. Mild alcohol heat
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
More bitter than expected and not all that malty. Sort of like a pale ale and not quite what I was expecting since the label billed this as a scottish ale. So as I hoisted a glass, I had visions of quaffing a Red MacGregor or Casta Morena to my lips. It was not to be.
TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
toffee-caramelly accented, but very light bodied and a weak thin head, not one of their better brews.
probstblueribbon (2622) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
341 mL bottle from BC Liquor Stores, served cool in a rocks glass.
App.: Clear copper with a modest, light tan head.
Aroma: Biscuits, cereal, sweet caramel malts, apples, maybe some light floral hops and a light woody, kinda whiskey-like note.
Palate: Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
Flav.: Biscuits and bread, toffee, light nuttiness, a bit of cardboard, a touch of hops. Dry with a very light bitter finish.
Aye, ‘tis a wee brew.
Trev (1774) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper colour with a slight bubbly off white head. Mellow hop aroma with an almost herbal evergreen (pine) undertone. To their credit it does come of tasting a bit "Scottish". Nice malty start well balanced flavour with hop giving the maltiness some edge. Smooth hoppy flavour through the middle and finishes with a hoppy floral aftertaste. Don’t get the wrong impression though. The hops are noticable but still fairly subtle and not in your face.
Nice overall. Good Cream Ale example with a Scottish twist. Well balanced hop and malt keep the alcohol in the blood, not on the tongue.