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Brewed by Strathaven
Style: Amber Ale
Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich honey coloured ale matured in specially selected oak casks, exuding a vanilla aroma, chewy toffee palate and a lasting warming finish.

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mabuzzer (909) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2017
330ml bottle from Aldi. Clear and golden with a small white head. Light, sweet aroma, taste is light, malt. Really not picking up the whisky at all. Bit disappointing

4
NotABeerFan (35) - GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2017
Pint, Wetherspoons Cumbernauld. Very strong ale, beautiful color and keeps its head unlike a lot of ales. Reminds me of Innis and Gunn Oak Aged, has the same whisky flavour. Toffee and vanilla notes and a nice bitterness with some sweet Ness too. Very nice, but a little to strong to be drinking in pints.

3.2
Thomas_W1 (957) - Rastatt, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2017
Flasche 0,33l: Bernstein, leicht orange, klar, wenig grobporiger Schaum; in der Nase kräftige Süße, fruchtig, eingelegte Früchte, leicht alkoholisch, kräftig Malz, Malzzucker, helles Karamell, Vanille, etwas Honig, dezente "helle" Whiskynoten; im Körper kräftige Süße, fruchtig, helle/eingelegte Früchte, Marmelade, leichte Hopfennoten, Malz, Getreide, helles Karamell, cremig, deutliche Kohlensäure, leichte fruchtige Säure; angenehmer fruchtig-würziger Nachgang

2.2
jamestulloch (4327) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a thin off-white head. Faint lacing. Aroma of apricot, copper and watered-down whisky. Flavour of sour grain, bitter orange, cooking apple and a tangy, metallic finish. Not very nice, but not as bad as I’d feared it would be (this was given to me on Christmas 2014 - it only took me nine months to get round to drinking it!) Needs much more malt sweetness. I could only drink about a quarter of the bottle.

3.1
thmsboyd (206) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle BBE: 14-02-16. Lightly-chilled. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a small, loose, off-white head. Good lacing. Very sweet, vanilla fudge nose, with pickled gherkin (really) in the background. Pleasant. To taste, a medium-high sweetness, moderate tartness and light bitterness. Light-medium bodied with a chalky texture, low-medium carbonation and a reasonable, woody finish. Overall a very raw-tasting ale with strong vanilla and woody dryness from the virgin oak. A more robust ale may have stood up better to the aging, but it’s interesting nonetheless.

2.8
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - APR 3, 2015
In der Nase Whisky, Rohrzucker, Likör, vergorenes Obst, Eiche, etwas unbalanciert. Gaumen Alkohol, Rohrzucker, Eiche, mehr Zucker, dünn, wässrig, leicht herb. Meh.

3.4
fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015

Bottle 330ml. clear glass.

[ As Strathaven Usquebae Ale ].
[ Courtesy of Scopey (Paul) ]. Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, oxidide, wood - oak, barrel, whisky, honey - earthy notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, whisky, barrel - oak, sweet malt - honey. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20130816]

2.5
AshtonMcCobb (6894) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle from Crafty Pint. Appearance - deep amber no head. Nose - sweet malt and toffee. Whisky of course. Taste - toffee and malt again. Not much whisky taste to be honest. Palate - medium bodied sweet and unbalanced. Overall - not sure what they’re trying to achieve here.

3.5
madmitch76 (25519) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
13th January 2015
Lightlt hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy with a modest minerally crispness. Smooth malts. Nice light vanilla precedes mild tangy fruits and mellow whiskey. Finishes light and crisp, with a bare whisper of smoke. Tasty and easy drinking.

2.5
Stuu666 (14805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, pear on nose, fruit cocktail taste with vanilla.


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