Session Ale #58: Tartanic Scottish 60 Shillling Ale - East End Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
from a growler filled at the brewery a couple weekends ago
A - pours with a thin wisp of loose, slightly fluffy white foam, quickly settling to a few thin floating islands and a ring around the glass. the beer is quite clear, deep copper/red in color.
S - faint hints of toasted bread, dark caramel, roasted walnuts, and campfire smoke, finished with a bit of earth and grass.
T - again, toasted dark wheat bread dominates from the front to back, joined in halfway through each sip by sweet caramel. finishes with the smoke chiming in, alongside a touch of earthy hops. well balanced.
M - carbonation is maybe a tad sharp for such a light bodied and mild beer. finishes slightly "wet", leaving a crisp and pleasant aftertaste behind.
O - a solid session beer with a good deal of flavor for something sitting around 3.2%. this growler is my brewing partner tonight, and will go down easily and pleasantly. cheers to the original brewer and winner!
Serving type: growler
07-03-2011 01:04:40 | More by Stigs
3.55/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Tartanic Scottish Ale has a dark brown body with some red highlights. The tan cap looks pretty good, solid for a cask pour. Retention and lacing are both pretty good.
The aroma is fairly mild, with bits of bread and caramel and a slight hop bite if I really sniff.
The flavor is similarly mild, which shouldn't be a surprise considering the fairly low ABV of this one. The focus of the beer is dark bread flavors with light undertones of caramel flavored malt. The finish has a light hop bite to it, bringing bitterness and some earthy flavors.
Pretty good feel to it, with a nice amount of heft and a smooth, creamy body.
I really enjoy the East End Session beers series, but I have to admit that I didn't love this one. I guess it is tough to be disappointed by not Loving a beer, especially because Tartanic is still pretty solid.
Serving type: cask
07-01-2011 00:34:42 | More by Hojaminbag
Session Ale #58: Tartanic Scottish 60 Shillling Ale from East End Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.