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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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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Cynic-ale, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.1%

Lob, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

GTB, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

pathman, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

GreyGhost4, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

mrfrancis, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

LouDogg114, May 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

tommyguz, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

buckyp, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

buschbeer, Apr 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Oldkentman, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of thegodfather1076
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Very cool bottle in the traditional Thirsty Dog K-9 style with eye-catching graphics and font. Label gives IBU info and ABV info, a small description of the beer, web info, and a bit of brewery info.

Appearance: Poured out of its 12oz bottle into a 16oz English Pint. Pours out a deep orange amber color that has just a slight haze to it. An aggressive pour lead to a 3 finger off white fluffy foam head of of a medium airy density. Excellent lacing. Head retention was 4min 58sec before fading to a thick airy coating and ring.

Smell/Aroma: Smell is of sweet tasted caramel malts along with a slightly bready yeasty aroma. Hints of spiced fruit also hits the nose.

Flavor/Taste: Taste starts out very bready with a slight fruitiness that turns to a toasted caramel malt flavor before finishing with a bit of a bitterness along with a toasted bread flavor. A nice toasty aftertaste is experienced.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied and smooth with a slightly below average carbonation. Very drinkable, even chug-able.

Overall/Comments: A very good Scottish Ale that is extremely tasty and smooth. Highly recommend trying this! Classified as a Scottish Ale @ 5.2% ABV. Consumed 4-13-13

thegodfather1076, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

archero, Apr 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +28%

DES8888, Mar 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

beerhan, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Stinger80OH, Mar 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

leprechaunandfatman, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Brownsfan13, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of deadonhisfeet
2.64/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a Three Floyds pint. The beer has a medium copper color, rather light for the style, with surprising high carbonation and lots of head. I couldn't even get the entire contents of the bottle into the glass, despite giving it a gentle pour. The head does dissipate quickly. The nose is malty with just a whiff of lemony hops. I get notes of toffee, bread, toasted nuts, and a very light smokiness. Nice.

The flavor is surprisingly fruity and citrusy. It has a lemony, acidic character that is completely uncalled for in this style. I don't get the sweet, caramel-like, clean malty flavor that I enjoy in this style. This one is horribly fruity, bitter, and a bit sour. Very poor indeed.

All I can say is ``yuck.'' I could swear I've had this beer before and thought it was a nice Scottish-style Ale. This particular bottle that I brought home was a disaster. Horribly citrusy with absolutely no trace of malty sweetness. Given the excessive carbonation, I wonder if this particular bottle was the victim of some wild fermentation. Since I have no desire to buy this again, I suppose I'll never know.

deadonhisfeet, Mar 02, 2013
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
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

cet128, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of hackmann
2.94/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: amber body with a decent off white head that leaves no lacing behind on the glass

Aroma: toasted caramel, roasted grains and bread

Flavors: sweet toasted caramel, roasted grains and wheat or wheat and rye bread like;

Mouthfeel: the sweet caramelized sugar shows through, while the sweetness shows up the hops must being doing a little work to help out for at least the sweetness does not slap you silly, moderate carbonation, light-moderate body overall,

To the Point: nice flavors, nothing super special here, easy to drink, for me personally on the sweet side so one and done.

hackmann, Feb 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

maznblue80, Feb 16, 2013
Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.