1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Hope & King Scotch Ale - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

Not Rated.
Hope & King Scotch Ale
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
87
very good

155 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 155
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-28-2003

Our interpretation of the classic ale that originated in Glasgow, Scotland. A full-body ale, rich in malt complexity. Brewed with both English and American barley and many, many specialty malts allowing hints of roasted chocolate, caramel and raisins with very little hop presence.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 73 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Cask pour into Pint Glass.

Appearance: Dark reddish-brown, dark ruby when held up to light. Thin head.

Smell: Smoky, caramel malts, light hops.

Taste: Malty, sweet, but not quite as sweet as expected. Smoke and biscuit flavors. I never know what to expect from Scotch Ales, as some seem to actually be Export Scottish Ales (80), while others are very sweet and are definitely Wee Heavys. This tastes in between; maybe this is what would be deemed a 90 shilling.

Feel: Low carbonation, relatively dry despite semi-sweet taste.

Drinkability: Easy to drink. Overall nice flavor, so could definitely have another.

Photo of warmbier804
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Poured into a standard shaker pint glass.

Appearance: A dark brownish ruby red with a moderate amount of bubbles. Decent two fingers of off white head with good retention and lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A sweet and very bready aroma of malts. Lots of caramel and toffee. Big presence of dark raisins. Also some peat and hints of nuts and chocolate. Hops are very faint. Big on bready malts and fairly sweet.

Taste: A big mix of sweet and bready malts. A good taste of caramel, toffee, and raisins with a hint of prune. Hints of peat, chocolate, and nuts also linger. Light taste of earthy hops towards the finish. On the sweeter side but not overdone. Tastes good.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Light but somewhat chewy and very smooth.

Overall: A solid Scotch ale that makes a good option when seeking something lighter. Very nice use of malts.

Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of augustgarage
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of HardWater
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of bigbeers84
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of MooseBoose
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of tvv375ia
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of GeezLynn
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of TastyTaste
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another good offering from TH. Translucent maroon colored, with a whitish head. Smells malt and roasted, with a little hint of alcohol. A nice thick beer, with a strong flavor. Was pretty close to a stout, only with more of a bite. I definitely will be getting this again.

Photo of herman77
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of sacrelicio
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of HoistinBrews
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of four91
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of millelacsmark
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of N_Schleret
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Wobbly
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of clausr
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beckje01
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pint at the bar right infront of the hand pull.

A- a dark color very still as expected from a cask beer with a half inch of head.

S- rich malty aromas

T- mild yet complex malt at times water taste comes through a bit but has a slight hop end to it

M- smooth with very little carbination

D- Easy to drink a really just a good beer, I would love to have a few and a big dinner.

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Hope & King Scotch Ale from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.