Brewed by Mitchells Knysna Brewery
Style: Scottish Ale
Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa


on tap


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A heavy spicy ale, with gloriously round, full palate. Let this traditional Scottish Ale take you back in time as you savour the complex aromatic notes and full - bodied amber glow. Do, however treat it with respect!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (3068) - Gent, - MAY 11, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Plastic bottle at home. Shared with Mathieu87. Appearance: lightly clouded blonde/amber beer, unstable white head. Nose: strawberry ’coulis’, caramel, some hops, malts, little spices maybe. Taste: sugar, almost like drinking pure brown sugar, lots of malts. It could be deteriorated by the travel from South Africa!

AntonyWilson (439) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 20, 2017
330ml Bottle: Pours a clear amber with frothy off-white head. Lacing. Aroma of caramel, toast and a slight toffee. Toasty flavours with notes of caramel. Bitterness is medium, body is medium, carbonation is medium. Overall nice malty flavours backed up with a good bitterness.

BeerLieutenant38 (156) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 17, 2017
On tap at Mitchell’s Ale House. Deep amber colour with a very small white head. Lovely strong malt aroma. Has a bit of sweetness at first, backed up with a good bitter finish. Very enjoyable ale.

Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle. This is a sticky sweet brew that leaves a malt syrup aftertaste. Poor approximation of the style.

Ktwse (5307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Pours clear amber with low white head. Aroma of citrus, light cinnamon and pumpkin. Taste is sweet and herbal with a spiced finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

Simplistic Communications (1) - Durban, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 3, 2016 does not count
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Scopey (15431) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2016
Keg at Mitchell’s Bar. It pours clear deep amber with a thick foamy off-white head. The aroma is sweet, perfumed, toffee, caramel, chewy malt and orange. The taste is firmly bitter, sweet, chewy, caramel, toffee, resin, grassy, fruit cake and peppery spice. Medium body and fine carbonation. Considering it is only 5% the alcohol is fairly present. Not bad for the style.

Holmen2 (3882) - NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015
Backlog. From tap at Mitchell’s Scottish Ale House, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, with QL 12.04.12. Copper in colour, persistent off-white head. Aroma of toffee and sweet malt. Smooth mouthfield with little carbonation. Maltiness is prominent over bitterness. Medium-long aftertaste. A superbly tasteful and well-balanced Scottish style ale brewed in Cape Town

dreamflower (791) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
I had this on tap at Mitchells in Cape Town. I really didn’t think this was very good. Not much flavour and something off about the flavour that was there.

ChewyBeer (414) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 6, 2015
Pours slightly cloudy amber colour. Little head. Nondescript nose though slightly sour. Medium palate low carbonation. Predominantly sour taste upfront and back of palate. Almost tastes infected if not intended

northropfrye (3670) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
On tap at brewpub. Possibly infected which is pretty inexcusable at their own pub. Distinct sour taste which was not mentioned in the description which makes me think it was not intended . Medium orange body. Citrus lactose and smoke as well as the sourness. I like sour ales but only if they are made that way.

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