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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Scottish Ale is our interpretation of the hearty brews native to Scotland. A shade darker than our Bitter, with a rich, slightly sweet first impression on the palate that rounds out to a satisfying maltiness and a medium-dry hop finish.

12 oz. version, which is filtered, is brewed at Shipyard Brewing in Portland; 22 oz. version, which is not filtered and only sold locally, is brewed at Gritty McDuffs in Freeport

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Very similar to the other Gritty beers. Ringwood malt in every sip. This was rather clean though. The abv% was very well hidden. Nothing special to it though. No complexity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2006
On bottle.. Aroma:ligt caramel nose,light nutty.. Appearance:Clear redish amber with small chunk of yeast,good creamy white head... Flavor:Caramel,light nutty and light bitterness..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deduchar (39) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 24, 2006
You will be full after a pint of the Scottish. It is very heavy and weights you down as you drink it. I much prefer the flavors and fun of the Christmas Ale. Rock out to some Scottish if you like a real heavy beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2006
22oz. bomber thanks to Porterhouse. Clear dark amber color with a small beige head. Malty, caramel aroma with a touch of hops. Toasted malt flavor that turns quite bitter with the hops on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2006
This beer was confusing to our mouths. The aroma was very enticing, but the taste just didnt hold up. This is one of the last winter beers well be reviewing this year. Grittys Scottish Ale pours a dark amber color with a small, fizzy light-brown head. Virtually no lacing with minimal head left after dissipation. Sparkling body. Aromas are of moderate strength cookie malts, light yeast, something like grape or raison (couldnt quite put my finger on it) and alcohol. Initial flavor was sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Light to medium mouthfeel, this beer is a little heavier and well-suited for the winter months. Oily texture and lively carbonation combine for an interesting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - APR 26, 2006
Pours dark amber with a tan, foamy head. Light hoppy aroma. I think this might be my first scottish ale, so I have no reference point for some of these comparison. Flavorful, malty, hoppy, a tad sweet. Feels good in the mouth. An average ale, a beer I will enjoy drinking slowly this evening.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
caddystout (3) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 17, 2006 does not count
light amber gold, thin white head. Ive never had a scottish ale before, and i wasnt blown away, but it was kinda tasty. mouthful was sort of a sweet, creamyish maple flavour. A little taste of scotch, but then im probly just saying that becuse its Scottish Ale. not really a veary complex flavour, and it dosnt say "drink me! drink me!" like other beers. but hey 6.3% is cool with me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Both Sweet and Bitter at the same time. Kind of reddish yellow. This brew is relatively refreshing and drinkable, but not as good as other Scottish Ales ive had. This offering from Grittys surprised me a bit for being slightly under part for them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with porterhouse! - Thanks Kevin! - Pours amber with a creamy offhwhite head that stayed pretty well and laced some. Aromas of caramel, yeast, and a touch of smoke. Flavor is earthy, caramel, yeast, malty. Palate is light and airy but enough body to satisfy. Drinkable brew but nothing too outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (3425) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Bottle from Julios. Best enjoyed before 10/06. Ok nose, sweet. Caramel, pumpkin, wheat bread, little sourdough yeastiness. Good head that faded to minor ring. Clean brownish orange color. Bittersweet flavor, like aroma, but earthier. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, lite fruity bitter finish. I dont know, just didnt leave me wanting more.

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