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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
St. Mungo has a sweet malt character achieved by boiling the “heavy” first runnings of the mash along with dark brown sugar to caramelize the sugars. This complex caramel character is accented by a faint smokiness in the finish. English East Kent Golding hops round out this extremely drinkable, full-bodied ale. Served unfiltered.
IBU 18 ABV 9% O.G. 22.5º Plato
Our "wee heavy" scotch ale recipe name in honor of Glasgow’s Patron Saint - St. Mungo. Saint Mungo established a religious brotherhood in Glasgow in 540 AD. One of the brothers started brewing to supply his fellow monks, establishing brewing as one of the oldest industries in Glasgow. Since Max’s St. Mungo has come in at approximately 9% ABV, we have declared it a "90 Shilling" Scotch Ale. And in keeping with our Drink Beer Do Good campaign, Fifty Cents of every St. Mungo sold will be contributed to the Gateway Center for the Homeless and the Atlanta Union Mission.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3624) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Cask at ACAT 2010. This was a highlight for me at the festival not due to any sort of wacked out technique or oak aging but just for a solid to style scotch ale. Quality scotch ales are hard to find. Floral, fruity aroma with a bit of sugar. Flavor has a lot of toasted grain and bread. Caramelized onion sort of sweetness in the flavor adds an interesting texture and character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010

Name: St. Mungo Scotch Ale
Date: January 30, 2010
Mode: Firkin
Source: Beerfest, ACAT
Appearance: hazy dark red, frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, touch of chocolate, hint of candy sweetness, balancing earthyness, light bitterness

Name: St. Mungo Scotch Ale
Date: February 07, 2010
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Score: 3.1 to 3.9
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, big creamy beige head, sudsy lace
Aroma: big beautiful caramel malt aroma, light smokyness, balancing earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, touch of sweet dark caramel candy, nice earthyness keeps it in balance, touch of nutty chocolate, light peppery spicyness is the only hint of the alcohol

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2010
Tap. Tulip glass. Medium reddish-brown color. Aroma of salt air, light smoke, caramel, light toast, malts. Flavor is sweet malts, nice toast, some bread. Tons of caramel. A great beer to sit and sip and chat it up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Tap at Max Lagers on 1/27/10. Smell was faint caramel and nuts. Taste was light mouthfeel with smoke. Taste wasn’t has caramel as most scotch ales, but did have a nice dry finish. Aftertase was kinda bland. Good beer all around

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (6131) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Copper pour with light white head and lace. Tart fruity aroma. toasted caramel malt, sweet, light medium bitter finish with a hint of abv. Solid body with light carbonation. Pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2010
The only new thing they had when I dropped by this week - the hoppy beer wasn’t ready quite yet. Pours a deep reddish amber, nice tan head. Aroma was caramel and dark fruits. Flavor matched - rather sweet and fruity. Hint of smokiness was very, very faint. Some earthy hops were rather clear on the finish as well. A bit too hoppy and fruity for my preference, but not a bad brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Cask @ 2010 ATL Cask Ale Tasting. Poured copper with a thin tan head. Nose was somewhat fruity, with big caramel notes and some more subtle peat smoked malts and some earthy hops. Medium body with soft carbonation. Flavor is malty with a good bit of caramel sweetness, there’s also an earthy nuttiness that I like and mild to medium peat smokiness. The smoke became more apparent the more I drank. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollinsr (660) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - FEB 6, 2012
This beer is extremely woody in all aspects. It has a very distinct cedar-like must to it that was slightly overpowering but not overly unpleasant (maybe due to the addition of some smoked peat). There are also some sweet caramel flavors in play that help to round off this 9% ale. Not bad I just prefer a little less musty peat flavor and more of a smoky sweet malt character in a scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Cask and on tap at brewpub. Poured a reddish brown with a light tan head. Nose was sweet dark fruits, caramel, and earthy notes. Taste was similarly sweet, fruity, earthy, and a bit smokey. Light hop bitterness in the finish. Body is medium. Overall, a decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Aroma was rich caramel, nutty, ripe fruits. Taste was more caramel, grains and distant ripe fruits. Decent offering.

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