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MacPelican's Scottish Style Ale - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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MacPelican's Scottish Style AleMacPelican's Scottish Style Ale

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
13 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 5.0% by volume
Bitterness: 17 IBU
Color: Copper

(Beer added by: freed on 08-09-2003)
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4/5  rDev +13%

BrewtalHonesty, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

Scsinger85, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

dipso123, Aug 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

nmann08, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

mecmd, Aug 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Donkster46, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

KAF, Jul 06, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by someone at Francois cellar cleaning party.

Decent fizzy head, hazy reddish color.

Nose sweet candy malts, very toasted reddish malt, little bready caramel like,, hint of candied fruit,

Taste sweet candy but drier, little candied fruit again, watery grainy malt, chewy malt almost nougat like, little butterscotch candy, not super sweet but little tingly booze. Finish bit more booze, sweet candy malt, little flat and thin, little earthy hop, mild soapy note.

Mouth med to heavier bod, little syrupy but thin, lighter carb.

jlindros, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

TATURBO, Jun 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Nmgreen, May 01, 2014
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3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz : tulip

Clear, amber red with a thin, foamy, short lived head.

Delicate blend of floral, herbal hops and caramel malts in both the aroma and taste.

Medium body, foamy carbonation.

An enjoyable, tasty Scottish Ale that is easy drinking and approachable.

vkv822, Apr 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

DrinkSlurm, Jan 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

akttr, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Attractive dark amber color in the Duvel tulip with a white cap of foam. Some bubbly lacing and quite spritzy on the tongue. What's odd is how thin this is for the category, so I am having to re-think my expectations to judge this fairly. So maybe it's a 60 shilling lighter style, which we never see in this country.

The first few sips seem light and very dry. Then there is a hint of something smokey, and gradually the malt flavors become more accessible. Still, the malt seems diluted and the flavors are subdued. The sweet smokiness is more of a suggestion, with some scorched malt and a faint bitterness of hops in the mix.

Or maybe this is an edgier Oktoberfest with a whiff of wood smoke. Whatever this is, it's really quite drinkable. Actually, this is ideal mixed 50/50 with a sweeter and heavier Scottish Ale, like the one I have a growler of from Kulshan in Bellingham. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene.

mactrail, Sep 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Ultra-Plinian, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Derek, Aug 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

DaveRinn, Aug 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

tastymug, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Chris-MOC9, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Kelp, Apr 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

510a, Mar 30, 2013
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3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

MacPelican's is an ale seriously red in color, with a big earthy sweet aroma. I get molasses and a hint of smoke -- perhaps emanating from a bakery. The flavor is much less "big beer"... it tastes much like it smells, but turned down, resulting in a well-balanced, simple, and refreshing experience. Totally sessionable, if a little on the watery side.

22 oz bomber, "BTLD 120312"

hreb, Mar 10, 2013
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2.99/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Despised 22oz bottle poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a very still mahogany color with no head at all, but lots of clingy bubbles on the side of the glass. Weird.

The aroma was very malty-sweet, and lacked any peat which I look for in the style, but was otherwise typical. The flavor profile was nearly identical, with the addition of just a slight bit of earthy hops. The beer just wasn't as bold as I expected.

The body was probably just a wee bit thinner than typical for the style, just a bit more than medium. Drinkability was nice and smooth, but the lack of character reminds me why 12oz servings are better than these big bottles. Overall, not a bad beer, by any means, but also not one worth going out of your way for. Worth trying if you see it.

beertunes, Mar 06, 2013
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MacPelican's Scottish Style Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.