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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Limited Release. 100% Scottish Maris Otter malt was used in the brewing. The combination of the scottish malts and slow aging process produces a unique brew as distinctive as single malt whiskey with a subtly different taste than any other beer. Look for a sweet malty taste with a backround of floral notes from english fuggle hops. To not be confused with the Scotch Ale that Saranac sells.

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2.9
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2004
I know my Scottish ales... this ain't one. Bland and lacking the complexities of a good ale, I have to rank this one on the lower tier of my "drinkable" list.

2.6
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2003
12 oz bottle, goblet. Average, creamy, frothy, white head is slowly diminishing and sits on a honey colored body. Caramel, toasted grain malt (M); flowery hops (L); peat, oak, smoke, honey aromas. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly bitter, moderately acidic finish. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: maybe I was spoiled by that bottle of Glenlivet 18 yo earlier this week, but this is not good.

3.8
monkeyman (58) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Saranac 12 Beers undated package (purchased 12-02): A triumph! Incredibly smooth malty body with small hops. Very rich and tasty. Might buy again if it was date stamped and reasonably priced.

3
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Nice mild malt aroma, clear copper color with decent head retention. The beer had a smooth mild malt flavor with a very slight hint of smoke. I would like to see more malt and some more smokey flavor. Not a bad beer but it could be better.

2.2
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2003
This beer pours a golden color with a small head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is dominated by sweet malts. The taste is sweet malts and that's pretty much all there is to it. I didn't care much for this beer because I'm not a fan of the single malt beers.

3.1
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2003
Not very good for a Scottish ale but decent anyway. Sweeter malt aroma. Malty and kind of smoky flavor. Medium body. OK

3
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Orange amber color. Sweet malty aroma. Flavor is one dimensional, malty with a touch of smokiness.

3.2
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Pours a dark golden caramel color with an almost flat apperance, next to no head and minimal lace. Aroma is sweet toasted malt with faint hints of butterscotch, vanilla, and caramel. Flavors are a little bland and very light. Palate is slightly sticky with a mild astringentcy and a faint lingering bitterness.

1.8
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Dark amber. No head. Looks exactly like whisky in the glass.Smell is caramel malt, vanilla and whisky. Taste is whisky and honey with a bare hint of hops. Glad this isn't available in sixers; one is more than enough for me.

3.3
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Not a bad beer at all. Sweet malty taste, that ends pretty mucht the same as it began. Leaves a gentle honey taste on the tongue, with almost no hop presence to speak of. Very mild and unoffensive.


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