Oakes (18517) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2000
Billed as a 'Scottish Cream Ale', whatever that might be. Malt-accented, some toffeeish flavours. Finishes bland. Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2007
A dark clear copper with a thin off white head. Aroma of cereals and big dog biscuits. In mouth, a rather caramel malt with light peated notes, good hopping, a bit of vanilla. Medium bodied. A bit run of the mill, but honest. Bottle from the Capflu. JoeMcPhee (9516) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
Dark orange amber colour with a creamy light tan head that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Spicy hop nose and some caramel malt. Flavour is well-balanced with an assertive hoppiness and some molasses and brown sugar sweetness. Lingering bitterness on the finish. One of the better products from this brewery. jonas (7985) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2007
bottle. Pale brown, low head. Neutral nose. Light honeyish and roasted. Fizzy mouthfeel. TimE (6067) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2004
toffee-caramelly accented, but very light bodied and a weak thin head, not one of their better brews.
CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2006
(Bottle) Thanks to Becky at the Vancouver Island Brewery for the sampler. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer - though it was a tad thin and over carbonated it had a pleasant and refreshing Scottish side amongst the caramel and roasted malt, much like a teaspoon of bourbon. Pours a medium almond-coloured head with a reddish-amber body. Dry finish. Crit (4049) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
Brown,beige head.Scarce bead. Good dry malt nose Rich but dry malt flavor with light finishing hops. Mild alcohol heat probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
341 mL bottle from BC Liquor Stores, served cool in a rocks glass.austinpowers (2832) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 29, 2003
App.: Clear copper with a modest, light tan head.
Aroma: Biscuits, cereal, sweet caramel malts, apples, maybe some light floral hops and a light woody, kinda whiskey-like note.
Palate: Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
Flav.: Biscuits and bread, toffee, light nuttiness, a bit of cardboard, a touch of hops. Dry with a very light bitter finish.
Aye, ‘tis a wee brew.
More bitter than expected and not all that malty. Sort of like a pale ale and not quite what I was expecting since the label billed this as a scottish ale. So as I hoisted a glass, I had visions of quaffing a Red MacGregor or Casta Morena to my lips. It was not to be. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Pours a copper colour with a slight bubbly off white head. Mellow hop aroma with an almost herbal evergreen (pine) undertone. To their credit it does come of tasting a bit "Scottish". Nice malty start well balanced flavour with hop giving the maltiness some edge. Smooth hoppy flavour through the middle and finishes with a hoppy floral aftertaste. Don’t get the wrong impression though. The hops are noticable but still fairly subtle and not in your face.
Nice overall. Good Cream Ale example with a Scottish twist. Well balanced hop and malt keep the alcohol in the blood, not on the tongue.