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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This caramelized, malt forward Scotch Ale is brewed in honor of St. Andrew and is a brave, collaborative effort of two brewers, Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing Company & Curt Plants of GoodLife Brewing Company. This beer is fantastic – Slainte Mhath! (Cheers or Good Health in Scottish Gaelic, pronounced “Slanchay Va”!) Aye, cheers to all the Scots…it is you who inspire us to make this beer. Your passion, honor of tradition and heart is amazing! We thank you for inviting us to be a part of your celebration.

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3.2
IndianaRed (4629) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 25, 2017
On Tap a the Bend Brewery/Taproom hazy redish light brown. Persistent fine light tan head. Soft slightly sweet earthy toasted malt flavors. A little peaty. Not very Scotchy and a bit close to an amber. Nice flavors, well done, a bit tame.

3.1
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Draft at the Taphouse tonight.. Pours dark amber.. Thin... No complex maltiness really at all.. Really wanted to like this more.... For as dark as it was, I REALLY expected this one to have much more malty complexity or even a bit of melanoidin notes.. Very one dimensional. Too bad.

3.3
gunnfryd (14891) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
201214. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma isalcohol, malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is alcohol, malt, hop, caramel, nuts, bread. OK beer.

3.4
CVBis007 (55) - Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 I poured it in a glass and drank it. It was good enough to rate a 3.4. Another quality rating ensured by 75 characters.

3
fonefan (49369) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015

[ As GoodLife Scottish Heart ].
Clear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, light nutty. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration, sweet malt, sugary, caramel, light grassy hops. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141220]

3
yespr (45464) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity. Light fruity finish.

3
yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. A small, dense, beige head forms over a more or less clear dark amber to light brown colored body. The aroma is quite weak, with bready, caramel malts and a faint peat touch. Or maybe just smoke and not peat. It’s quite dry on the palate, with some alcohol warmth and a pleasant carbonation level. It’s bready and lightly grainy in the flavor, with a nice bitterness and some caramel. A tad boring this one, but far from bad and not foul. 141220

3.1
Rasmus40 (20712) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
Hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and grainy. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 201214

3.2
Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014
Pours slightly hazy amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, biscuit and hint of floral. Taste is medium sweet and lightt bitter with a long caramel and biscuit finish, Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
Made me want to kilt-up and get me jig on. A fine Scotch Ale, p’raps one of the best I have had. A brown ruby with an off white froth. Lots of peat, whiskey, butterscotch and toasted malts in the smell and taste. Delightful to drink with a finish that is a tad dry balancing out the smokey sweetness.


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