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Ye Olde Kilt Tilter - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

Ye Olde Kilt TilterYe Olde Kilt Tilter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

120 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%


Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 09-16-2002)
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BrewMan13

New York

4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass...Looks very much like a porter on the pour...darker then expected which is always a plus! Dark, with some faint ruby highlights. A slightly tan head, probably about a 2 finger head on the pour, which reduces slowly, but some manages to stick around in some capacity.
Very rich, bold taste. I've had a few scotch ales/wee heavy's in my day (not a ton), but the only one that even compares to this one is Traquair Jacobite, imo (yes, including the Traquair house ale which I found watery and disappointing). And considering this one is a shade under $5 for 22 oz and jacobite is $6 for 11.2 oz around here, the choice is obvious. Deep malty profile, but certainly not overly sweet. Just the right amount of butterscotch/caramel flavor one expects from a scotch ale among the dense malt. Hops kick in slightly at the finish, but arent distracting to me like in so many other MA brews.
Very smooth and full but not overly heavy on the palate, so its no trouble to finish the bomber.
This should EASILY be a 4+ beer...one of the best scotch ales I've ever had. I s'pose its probably not available too many places, so I consider myself lucky. My favortie MA brew, and I've had quite a few.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2005 03:48:04 | More by BrewMan13
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Ye Olde Kilt Tilter from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
86 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.