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Brewed by Vancouver Island Brewery
Style: Scottish Ale
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A blend of the choicest imported hops combined with our special hopping technique creates a subdued spicy aroma and slightly dry finish. The malty and caramel-like sweetness is in perfect balance with the noble and clean hop bitterness.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2000
Billed as a ’Scottish Cream Ale’, whatever that might be. Malt-accented, some toffeeish flavours. Finishes bland.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2007
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonas (5617) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2007
bottle. Pale brown, low head. Neutral nose. Light honeyish and roasted. Fizzy mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2006
(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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3339) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
Brown,beige head.Scarce bead. Good dry malt nose Rich but dry malt flavor with light finishing hops. Mild alcohol heat

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TimE (3143) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2004
toffee-caramelly accented, but very light bodied and a weak thin head, not one of their better brews.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2003
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (1929) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2005
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.


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