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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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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Pelican Pub & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: freed on 08-09-2003

13 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 5.0% by volume
Bitterness: 17 IBU
Color: Copper
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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5/5  rDev +40.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of gueuzer
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

app-brilliantly clear. orange with a ruby tint. slight head with a little retention

aroma- strong bready, biscuity malt aroma. slight hop bite. slight hint of milk chocolate

Taste- a light malt flavor. less than the aroma would lead you to believe. A slight hop bitterness. A little earth in the finish.

mf- a dry crisp beer.

Dr- a very enjoyable drinkable beer

Photo of WertMaker
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

amber with a nice clarity to it and adequate carbonation visible trickling up from the bottom of the glass. This gathered at the top and combined to form a delicate head

nice delicate notes of nuts and caramel were mixed and intertwined with a deeply rooted grain filled back. This was a malt monster for sure as the only thing that was easily picked up through all this was the dark roasted malts that made up the majority of it. nice bit of caramel and sweetness right from the start and this really never faded as any other flavors that were here simply mingled and swirled around this. There were hints of roasted nuts as well as a nice bit of overt grassy notes

Photo of joefc
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of NWer
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22 oz bottle into my Deschutes Brewery tulip glass.
Appearance is reddish brown, clear, ample head.
Smell, nondescript.
Taste balanced. High carbonation.
Mouthfeel, all I feel is the lingering carbonation.
One of my favorite styles.
A disappointment.

Photo of womencantsail
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Bobby.

A: The beer pours an opaque amber color with a finger of khaki colored head.

S: Smells watery, but bad. A little bit of caramel and toffee, quite a bit of grass, too. Just a bit of yeast, maybe some hints of fruit. Definitely a bit of cooked vegetable aroma.

T: Tastes better than it smells, luckily. Sweet caramel with a light creaminess. Toasted bread and some hints of yeast. A very light fruitiness, maybe some hop notes, too.

M: Light to medium in body with medium carbonation.

O: So far I've been disappointed with Pelican beers that aren't barleywines.

Photo of ebrauser
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A 22 oz into a pint glass

Appearance: Clear amber-red woth lots of carbonation. Head is quite audible, quickly dissipating, and an off-white color.

Aroma: Bitter smelling pils hops mixed with lighter fruits, apricot, and a slight alcoholic bite.

Flavor: Brief malt breadiness quickly dampens into a lighter flavored biscuit and honey. Hops are sweet and soda-like.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation gives deceptively large body though the flavor is so light that once the carbonation subsides the beer is revealed to be light and sessionable.

Photo of ptykozoon
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Head and lacing quickly evaporate. Pours a golden sap color.

Smell is lovely; caramel, honey, brown sugar, light hops, smells sticky sweet.

Replicates the nose but everything is less prevalent, more subdued.

Light carbonation.

Nicely done, this bottle could easily be finished by a single person, and leave them thirsty for more.

Photo of PDXHops
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into nonic pint glass. A bold amber topped with 2 fingers of frothy off-white foam. Decent retention and lacing

The nose is potent and is just as grainy as it is sweet. Herbal and earthy hop notes peek through. It's a rather thickish brew with a certain creaminess in spite of the substantial bitter streak running through it. Throw in a fair amount of carbonation and this is a brew that goes down quite easily. Caramel, burnt brown sugar and cereal grains are prominently featured, while hints of molasses and white chocolate appear nown and again. Earthy hops linger in the finish. While it's not boozy at all, it drinks "bigger" than you'd expect from a 5% beer. Well done.

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3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. Thanks again to hopsbreath for yet another Pelican brew!

(A)- Pours a clear brown amber color that produced a decent tan colored head with decent retention.

(S)- A light smokiness with minimal roasted barley aromas and a light caramel sweetness.

(T)- Same as the smell. A nice mellow richness with a subtle roasted component. Hints of a caramel sweetness.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. Smooth, yet mildly rich and sweet.

(D)- A solid scotch ale with some classic flavors. Nothing over the top or too strong; a great sessionable brew for the style

Photo of DmanGTR
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my buddy Ryan for this bottle!

Pours a lovely deep maple, a blend of crimson and honey in the light. Topped with a light beige cap that diminished quickly to a thin ring. Small patches of bubbles clinging as the level lowers. Aromas are rich in English biscuity malt and a light hint of caramel. Perhaps a tiny bit of molasses and raisins as well. Taste is quite similar with a touch more sweetness than is suggested from the smell. A relatively medium bodied brew, the initial taste nearly begs for a fuller body, but finishes nicely crisp and light. Very minute dryness that is interesting, but does not detract from the overall experience. Very drinkable. I'd certainly enjoy this with a steak and cheese hoagie and some curly fries!

Overall, this is a decent example of a Scottish Style ale. Perhaps it could use a touch more in the flavor profile. I'm glad it doesn't have that metallic/tinniness that many other Scottish Ales have. The fruitiness isn't too assertive and is actually well balanced. All in all, not a mindblowing in-your-face beer, but a good sessionable brew that can fit many occasions.

Photo of mentor
2.76/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a half finger light tan head over a clear dark rust liquid. Smells fruity and malty wonderful. Fruits are like a berry fruit roll-up. Malt is mild caramel and wonder bread.

Tastes thin overall. Carbonation is strong for the intensity of the flavor and the carb sting lifts flavor off the tongue. That said, malt is light caramel and biscuity. Iron. Esters are very light, and come across as pears. Light body and strong stingy carbonation. Not a particularly enjoyable beer.

The acid balance on this beer is off and, when combined with the fine stingy carbonation, really detracts from the flavor experience. After swirling to release most of the carb, the malt is a little bit smokey, but comes across more as dry wood instead.

Photo of BDTyre
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad Scottish ale, but a little bit sweet. Cloudy copper colour with a thin, almost non-existent head.

Sweet malts, brown sugar and very light citrus notes combine in both the flavour and the nose. Slightly smoky scent. Comes off as a bit sweet in the flavour though, very malt heavy. Almost no smokiness in the taste at all.

Decent carbonation, though at times a little light and watery. Nice, but at times comes off as underdone and too sweet.

Photo of kels
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice shade of coppery reddish-brown. It is completely clear with light bubbles of carbonation rising in the liquid. The initial 1 finger fizzy white head fades immediately to nothingness and leaves only a few spots of wet, white lace.

Disappointingly, there is virtually no aroma from this beer at all. I get the slightest hint of the malt and a bit of saccharine sweetness, but that's stretching for something.

This is one sweet Scottish ale, almost reminiscent of drinking cola. The malts are very caramelly and there's also a bit of artificial sweetener sweetness in there, too. I get a hint of the smokey peat that I expect in this beer, but mostly in the malty, raisiny aftertaste. There's a good earthiness to the flavor, but it is almost ruined a little by the sweetness.

Mouthfeel is somewhat thin and leaves a little light effervescence on the palate.

Somewhat drinkable beer, but just doesn't offer enough taste or a pleasing enough mouthfeel to compete with others of this style that I've really enjoyed.

Photo of pwoods
2.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. brown bottle, shared by Kels, poured into an imperial pint.

A: Pours a deeper amber with a bit of clarity. Pretty much no head on the pour and no lacing.

S: Not much of an aroma. Some grainy malts with light sweetness. Very light spiciness.

T/M: Pretty light flavor. A bit of an odd sweetness with a light grainy flavor. Seems a little watered down. There's a bit of caramel and very light spice. Body is medium light or so with light carbonation.

D: Low ABV and very drinkable but not very tasty or interesting. Maybe a good lawnmower beer or golf beer.

Photo of Arbitrator
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had at the Pacific City brewpub on the Perfect Storm release day. Thanks to ramnuts for the ride!

From notes.

A: Pours a coppery amber body. Not much head on it, and not much of a collar. Some slow, lazy bubbles up the glass give it a viscous appearance.

S: Malty (duh). Toast, nuts, caramel, floral hops. Brown sugar.

T: Toast, nuts, and caramel up front. It has a sweet profile, but it does not feel sugary, due to an undercurrent of herbal and earthy hops. Slightly roasty finish. Doesn't particularly strike me as a Scottish Ale, more of a brown. And not a great example of one. Still, for 5% I'm impressed.

M: Lightly prickly. Medium-bodied. It's set up to take the load of a sugar-laden body, but this beer doesn't have that.

D: It goes down pretty easily. Nice little quasi-session beer.

MacPelican's Scottish Style Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.