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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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BA SCORE
84
good

174 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 14
Gots: 11 | 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:
Beer added by: Dogbrick on 01-13-2003

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Ratings: 174 | Reviews: 67
Photo of osuskin
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of AwYeh
3.01/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear reddish amber, one finger white head dissipates quickly.

S: Aroma is very faint; I first notice something that almost smells sour? Mostly musty and slightly fruity.

T: Taste is just a bit tart; malts, and a slight caramel are evident. A bit of a corn taste in there too? I assume they don't use corn in this, but something in here is lending a corn flavor to the beer. More bland than other Scottish ales I've had; would have thought this was a lager if it was a blind test.

M/D: Light body and medium carbonation, certainly an easy drinker.

Photo of Chuffbomb
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of beerhan
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Blueribbon666
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Wsherry1
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of DannyDan
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish brown that has very little retention, no lacing and high carbonation. The smell is sweet burnt sugar, hint of hops, some caramel and coffee. The taste starts out with a sweet brown bread, than some caramel and maple come into it, and finishes off with coffee and a hint of hops. Thirst Dog does a great job of blending the tastes making it a nicely balanced ale. The mouthfeel starts off slightly creamy, but finishes off dry. A nice beer to drink when in the mood for a Scottish Ale.

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of cynical1027
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of baconman91
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of tillmac62
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown pour with a deep dark ruby cast. Fair head with little lacing. Light nose of sweet and toast malt. The body is light medium and the mouthfeel is smooth. Well carbonated. The flavor is rather subdued - not bad, just not much there. It has an underlying tartness against a weak malt background. The finish is crisp. Since TD doesn't bottle date, this one may be old. I was expecting more than what was delivered.

Photo of LouDogg114
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of devilben02
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Photo of northstar23
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of PatrickKlopfenstein
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of glass_house
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stoutlad
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of xShoWTeKx
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of veinless
3.59/5  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.

Photo of Lionhawk
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of searsclone
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours copper brown with an off white, almost gray head lots of bubbles

smells like toffee, caramel and bread

tastes of smoke and caramel, bready and sweet with a chewy aftertaste. has a little coffee in the aftertaste, which is off putting to me personally

thought it would be highly carbonated, but it's clean and smooth

really tasty and easy to drink

Photo of McNealc31
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Twisted Kilt had a lot of promise. I do really enjoy everything I've had from Thirsty Dog, and Scotch Ales are rising on my list of favorite styles. The color was like iced tea, maybe a bit more orange. Some moderate malty flavors with some light hop bitterness and some fruit notes. There's an unexpected sour finish, but once I knew to expect it, I liked it.

Overall, I thought it was alright. I might get it again, but there are other Scotch Ales I much prefer

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Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.