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Barley's Mac Lenny's Scottish Ale - Barley's Brewing Company

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Barley's Mac Lenny's Scottish Ale
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Barley's Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Wildman on 07-27-2002

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3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of mikeg67
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Pours amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is of green apple, and caramel malt. Body is medium and smooth. Earthy hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. The finish is long and semidry. Tasty, easy drinking brew.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of misfit1034
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this in a pint glass on cask at the bar. Was a very hazy copper-orange with a slight head that hung around briefly. No evident lacing in the glass. Smell was very nice for a Scottish Ale and had a very nice cask conditioned note to it. A very good Scottish with a wonderful earthy and woody taste with a smooth finish. I would drink this readilly if they bottled it and should have picked up a growler of it rather than the Frambwa but wanted to bring home something my wife would drink too...

Photo of nrbw23
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear amber color with a nice white head. Head leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Floral, perfume and herbal. Pretty weak too.

T- Taste is floral, buttery, butterscotch, and bready. On the lighter side.

M- Medium in body and lighter side of medium in carbonation.

D- Pretty easy to drink. Just not my favorite.

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2.76/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- From a growler into a Unibroue tulip. The beer is a super clear, light copper color. The dense head is stark white and has strong stay and thick sheets of lacing all the way down. There is lots of little bubbles rushing up to help sustain the foam.

S- VERY grainy. Corn flakes and Wheaties. The nose is pretty weak so its hard to pick out much else.

T- Very sweet. Lots more loads of grains. Sunflower seeds, oats, corn meal and an odd sweetness thats like iced tea or Sweet-n-low.

M- Slightly thin with faint carbonation. Its half way between slick and dry.

Photo of stewart124
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Deep copper color with no head after a vigorous pour.

The smell is somewhat medicinal but floral and malty.

The taste and mouthfell is smooth, sweet and pleasant. Very fragrant and a easy drinking scottish ale. Light and fruity esters are obvious.

If I could point out a couple things It would be that this scottish could use a little maltier mouthfeel and body. I'd like to see a toastier/more bready character.

This is still a nice drinkable scottish ale but just not enough body and character.

Photo of adamette
2.9/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap last night at the Brewery, poured into a clean, clear pint glass.

A Kind of basic copper like translucent body under a minimal head that quickly turned into a circle surrounding the top of the beer.

S Kind of basic Scottish Ale smell of Barely, medium malt and minimal hops.

T Also sort of basic taste with the Barley and other grains predominating followed by a distant malt and hops. I can recall thinking how "safe" this beer tastes even though it remains a solid offering.

M Just fine, about medium moutfheel.

D Only o.k. I finished my pint but I do not think that I would order a second.

Photo of Sammy
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of a few SCottish style taps on/ Tongue numbing effect. Medium mouthfeel, you taste carmel. A bit of darkness colouring what would be yellow, lace. Cascade and Mount Hood hops used, sparingly. The mysterious citrus orange peel flavour we noticed in Barley's instead of hops was here as well.

Photo of Zorro
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From my notes of my trip May 16, 2008.

Served cask drawn and at cellar temperature.

Hazy red colored beer with a long lasting tall head.

Smell is English style hops and Scottish malts. Malty and smoky with a strong herbal hop aroma, more flowers than medicine or bitter. Kent Goldings is the hop; I have about a pound of the stuff at home.

Taste is malt and smoke as expected. A little bit fruity and mildly bitter, the hops are mostly in the nose of this beer not the taste. Mostly a wood finish here.

All right mouthfeel.

OK drinkability but after a glass of this I really want a stronger hopped beer.

Photo of tgbljb
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served as a medium copper colored beer with moderate off-white head. Good retention with modest lacing.

Smell shows distinct notes of roasted malt, toffee, and caramel.

Taste also has some nice smokey, raosted malt flavors. A bit of dryness at the end compliments the malt well.

Leaves a good strong deel malt flavor in the mouth.

A nice beer. Good to drink alone, Did not go very well with my meal.

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Barley's Mac Lenny's Scottish Ale from Barley's Brewing Company
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