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Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Twisted Kilt Scotch AleTwisted Kilt Scotch Ale

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165 Ratings

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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 13
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 01-13-2003)
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Photo of madvermin
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jesse13713 for this beer, it's only the second I've had from Thirsty Dog, and the first was courtesy of Jesse back in the fall as well.

Pours a dark brownish amber with maroon and purple hints. Clarity is decent for how dark it is. Head is minimal - a half-finger at best - and fizzy, dissipating quickly and leaving not too much lace.

Rich, funky bread (a la sourdough or rye) hits the nose first, followed by caramel and soft, leafy hops. It's a good smell, though lacking punch.

Taste is actually tart to start, but quickly moves to a bready, caramel middle that retains a bit of that tart citrus for a good combination. Everything tastes unnaturally fresh and crisp - it is rather strange feeling that the malt is "fresh". Metallic taste makes a brief cameo behind the malt, perhaps creating that "fresh" illusion somehow. Hop flavors are the best part of this beer though, with juicy citrus lingering throughout - I wasn't expecting hops to be the best part of a beer in this style.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin and acidic. It's not the best, but it isn't the worst either, and it certainly remains drinkable. The dry finish helps in that department a great deal as well, along with the low abv and the lack of any overpowering flavors. Definitely a solid session beer that I'd have again in the right situation.

madvermin, Mar 22, 2011
Photo of Louis_Toschner
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving: poured from bottle into nonic pint glass

Appearance: Beautiful dark amber color with about 1.5" foam head that lasted but moments...virtually no lacing

Smell: Fresh baked bread and some nuttiness. Very pleasant and welcoming.

Taste: Great maltiness but not overpowering...a bit of caramel and kind of smoky, again not overpowering.

Mouthfeel: I thought is was pretty silky but just "chewy" enough without destroying the flavor.

Overall: A very good ale, thoroughly enjoyable. Could even be chugged without losing its appeal. Definitely could enjoy this one again many times over.

Louis_Toschner, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of devilben02
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich and deep but translucent reddish chestnut brown color, but only a thin film of fizzy head appears before quickly vanishing into a faint ring. The aroma is pleasantly potent, with a rich malty character filled with dark caramel, cherries, and plums. The flavor isn't quite as bold as the aroma, with the primary characteristic being a sweet graininess that is reminiscent of maple and brown sugar oatmeal, but there are also the light fruitiness from the aroma, as well as a rich caramel finish. The texture is a disappointment, with a thin, light fizzyness that doesn't match the rich malty flavors. Overall, this beer was complex and enjoyable, but the weak body really deflated the flavors, leaving me wanting for something more substantial.

devilben02, Mar 04, 2011
Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

csmartin6, May 20, 2012
Photo of cynical1027
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

cynical1027, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Atyoungberg
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Atyoungberg, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of lumpy1126
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

lumpy1126, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of Sagehawk
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Sagehawk, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of 1BadblueSS
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

1BadblueSS, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Jenessa
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Jenessa, May 04, 2014
Photo of Docrock
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Docrock, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of david131
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- A clear, dark orange liquid with some ruby highlights. The thin and splotchy white head is kept alive with a few streams of rising carbonation.

S- Sweet malt, a bit of smoke, and some peat. Does not seem as hardcore as some other beers of this style.

T- Sweet malt and light smoke.

M- Carbonated enough to have a bit, but a bit thin and watery on the finish.

D- Overall, a slightly above average beer, although it is not all that memorable.

david131, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of kaelingirl
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

kaelingirl, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of matty
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma is caramle malts.Taste is caramel,citrus and toasted malts.A pretty decent beer that goes down relatively smooth.I would recommend to try this at least once and I probably would buy this again.

matty, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of WolfAlynn
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

WolfAlynn, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of KSather
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

KSather, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of Soto
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Soto, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Stinger80OH
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Stinger80OH, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of smithj4
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

smithj4, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Kerrie
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Kerrie, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of GTB
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

GTB, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of jshusc
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jshusc, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

archero, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of Vierenner
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Decent beer. Has an interesting flavor, different from other beers of similar appearance. Certainly richer and creamier than I expected. Very little hop bite which seems to allow malty flavors to come through. Sort of tastes like I'm eating a biscuit. I like it!

Vierenner, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a glass mug.

Pours dark brown, clear, with a well proportioned and very durable tan head.

A load of smoke in the nose but more subdued in tasting where more molasses and dark fruit notes come out. High levels of roasted barley in both the nose and taste.

Good carbonation and solid medium body.

O: Served at about 45F, it improved with warming.

chinchill, Feb 01, 2014
Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.