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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Unlike the lighter "Scottish" ales, this is an authentic heavy Scotch ale. It is lightly hopped with a strong malt character, and a hint of peaty smokiness. Warm fermentation produces fruity esters and balances the sweet malt character.

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3.5
CH-303 (2362) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2015
Appearance: Medium brown, clear. Small off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, raisins.
Taste: Malt, raisins, oak. Toasted. Sweetness.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 650 ml, $4.99
Info: 16/9-2015

3.4
Oscbert (1319) - Lincoln, California, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Sweet malty aroma with slight smokey woodiness. Caramel, candy, raisin. Pours a reddish amber color with small wispy white head Sweet bready caramel raisin flavor with woody notes. Medium full bodied with medium CO2, lingering sweetness in finish A well balanced beer. Malt forward but not overly sweet. Surprisingly refreshing after a long day in the sun. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
gnoff (10985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
On June 25, 2015. At Pike Pub & Brewery in Seattle, Washington.
Listed at 6.9% ABV.
Clear deep brown color, teal head. Caramel, malty, bread crust taste. Toasty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Caramel, tosty scent.

2.8
painblanc (2) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015 does not count
Strong caramel taste and dry finish. It’s a good scotch ale but would benefit from a bit more body

3.4
rosskyle (762) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Served on tap at Pike Brewing. Copper red color with a large dirty white head. Sweet malt aroma. Medium Body. Flavor is a mix of scotch, grain and hops. None of which are overwhelming. Carbonation with a clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.1
JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2015
The aroma carries some malt and a hint of peat. Unfortunately that is all overpowered by a bitter, almost rancid flavor. Not good at all.

3.4
VastActiv (7592) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Tap at Pike Brewing, Seattle. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, nuts and malts.

0.9
WABeerFiend (426) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a beer can glass on 06.13.14. A: Very thin tan mess of a head. It recedes from splotches to nothing. Cloudy brown body. S: Very faint caramel and earthiness. T: Follows the nose. M: It feels flat even though there are some bubbles on the tongue. O: This looked and tasted like flavored water. I don’t have an idea of how old it was since they don’t date their bottles, but this is the 3rd Pike beer out of 3 that have been like this. They’re local, so this should not be a problem as much as it is. Drain pour.

3.6
notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Tap at Pike - lighty hazy dark copper - rich maltiness (toffee) is complimented by some plumy sweetness, a bit of bread pudding - some balancing leafy bitterness - lingering toffee finish - nice.

3.1
smallfry (169) - - DEC 13, 2014
(Bottle) Lots of intense malty sweetness. But some bitter astringency too. Not that good.


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