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Jolly Scot Scottish Ale - Appalachian Brewing Company

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 8
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-10-2002)
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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head sucks - it's not even a finger high (shade is slightly off-white) and even then, its retention is still poor. Not much lacing is left on the glass. (3)

Smell: It smells exactly like I'd expect a "Scottish" ale to - an amber ale with a touch of additional smoke. The smokiness takes on a slightly peaty tone, too (which I always like). There's some caramel, too...and that's it. All in all, meh. (2.75)

Taste: It tastes better than it smells. The initial flavor is caramel, and a lot of it. There seems to be a decent amount of mid-palate tartness, which quickly transitions into a bready finish. Wisps of smoke linger throughout. Really, this does not taste bad at all - actually, it tastes pretty damn good. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: The first half of the mouthfeel is sweet (if not full), but the second half manages to rather dry - its feel is closer to Ireland than Scotland, if that makes any sense. Still, it's a bit slimier than I'd like. Carbonation is rather effervescent for the style, so that earns it some drinkability points back. (3.25)

Overall: It doesn't smell like much, but it still manages to be pretty tasty. By no means is it a world-beater, though. This would still make a nice everyday drinker, one where I can shut my brain off and just enjoy it. (3.25)

3.25/5: Hey, this would make a good alternative to Smithwick's

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Pours a light amber brown, slightly hazy, with an off-white lacing.

Caramel and buttered biscuit malt occupy the aroma.

Flavor is of caramel and biscuit malt with a woody dryness.

Medium body with a tingly of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

An average Scotch if that. Not outright bad, but boring and falls short of the better Scotch ales. Wouldn't turn my nose up at it, but ABC has better offerings.

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Jolly Scot Scottish Ale from Appalachian Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.