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The Red MacGregor - Orkney Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

186 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 186
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 13
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Orkney Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-09-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-07-2013 17:42:25 | More by dcmchew
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-20-2013 00:39:34 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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Gaby_Grajales

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-19-2013 19:56:46 | More by Gaby_Grajales
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tadmuchowski

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-12-2013 21:56:14 | More by tadmuchowski
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-10-2013 15:43:57 | More by Ciocanelu
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FLima

Brazil

4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First Scottish beer to win the BIIA world cask beer gold medal.
Dark copper reddish color with a two finger head with short retention but leaving a curtain of laces.
What a superb aroma, explosion of red fruits, I could swear they were added to the recipe. Then followed by some nice lychees and grapefruit citrusy with English earthy hops notes and caramels.
Fruity flavor with a Cascade hop citrusy. Notes of grapefruits, plums, floral and earthy hops, guaraná, lychees, nuts, caramel and toasted malts. Dry aftertaste with an elegant bitterness.
Body of a Session beer with good carbonation.
A light Scottish Ale. Very good beer, refreshing, tasty and still complex. I would love to see a version with higher alcohol and body (don’t recall well how this compares to their robust Skull Splitter).

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 18:14:19 | More by FLima
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-03-2013 08:02:47 | More by abeeronthebeach
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

3/5  rDev -20.6%

09-23-2013 23:24:18 | More by Anvilfarm
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jucifer1818

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-21-2013 08:10:11 | More by jucifer1818
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Los1324

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-07-2013 22:56:59 | More by Los1324
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-04-2013 02:05:03 | More by Schlafly33
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-27-2013 22:04:46 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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pkalix

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I swear it smelled like spearmint gum from the bottle before I poured it....
little head, dissipated to nothing quickly, save for a thin layer. rusty copper color (does copper rust?), kind of like the color of the amber the prehistoric mosquitos got caught in. not brown. not amber, more like a 'gold-brown'...
from the glass I get a candy-malty-toffee with a hint of pine and fruit.
taste is a tad bitter, tastes kind of old. definitely british(?). a little sweet. I want to say it tastes like a burnt wire or a bad residue from some jib... decent malts, but I question the freshness.
overall, it's okay. 4% abv, obviously they are trying to make their 'trademark'. it also may actually be older than expected for drinking due to the place I purchased it.

Serving type: bottle

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On cask at Torridon Inn, from notes.
A - a deep red ruby brown, full tan head that sticks around with great lacing. 4
S - hops come through with fragrant grapefruit, delicate roasty malt, hints of rye sour tartness. Very full, interesting and tasty. 4
T - fruity citrus and apples over a strong malty base, nutty and slight sour citrus. Awesome taste, slight caramel coming through and good depth. 4.
M - a full caramel maltiness and light hoppy esters, light session body, smooth carbonation, refreshing. 4.
O - a very tasty and complex beer, very enjoyable. Will have again. 4.25

Serving type: cask

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Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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The Red MacGregor from Orkney Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.