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Jolly Scot Scottish Ale - Appalachian Brewing Company

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287 Ratings
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 8
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-10-2002

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Ratings: 287 | Reviews: 139
Photo of woodychandler
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have been awash in bottles for too long, but the end is now in sight! My local trader, tone77, keeps bringing me more and more bottles to try and I appreciate it, but I gotta ramp The CANQuest (TM) back up before too long.

From the bottle: "Our fine lagers & ales are handcrafted in small batches & carefully nurtured to perfection. Please visit our reeally cool brewery!"

This is an 80 shilling or Export version of the style, according to the label.

Out, out, brief head! I had a finger of light-tan head initially and then I took a short break (ahem!) and when I returned, it was wisps. Color was a deep reddish-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was sweet, rich and even a little hot. Mouthfeel was approaching full, slightly viscous and as expected, it was a malt bomb on the tongue. Phew! It seemed bigger than the reported ABV. Finish was likewise very sweet. It was a fine beer for the style but just not my cup of tea.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pored from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Poured a wonderful copper color with a one finger off white head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to leave a very light amount of lacing.

Smell – Malty aromas are the heaviest. Lightly roasted breadiness with some notes of caramel mixed within.

Taste – Starts out with a roasted malt flavor with an ever so light sweetness. The sweetness fades and leaves only a roasty malt flavor on the tongue. This flavor sits alone for quite some time, until at the end the taste bitters up a very light oak and alcohol flavor coming to the tongue. Overall it leaves a slightly dry and kind of boring flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body is slightly below average with the carbonation level being rather average as well.

Overall – Nothing too special here. It has a decent lightly roasted flavor, but is somewhat boring; nothing to really go out of the way for

Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tlazaroff
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Not much on the nose, some caramel and maybe like a burnt toffee character. Not much else going on.

The beer pours out extremely clear with a tan head that falls into the beer rapidly and leaves no lacing.

I get that burnt roast caramel and toffee character mostly, backed up by a bit of chocolate. Bitterness is detectable, but the malt is the winner here. A slight carbonation bite on the finish.

Mouthfeel is solid at medium carbonation and a moderately big body. Some residual sweetness after the finish is nice. Not bad overall, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it.

Photo of ChrisPratz
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours to a deep brown with a fingers worth of head that dissipates to a thin veil around the edges with some patches of lace across the top.

S: Nice toasted malt, toasted bread, some burnt caramel, malt and raisins. Slighty grainy/grassy note as well.

T: Nice dark malt flavor with some of that burnt caramel flavor coming thru with a bit of toffee as well. Alcohol is slightly noticeable at the end.

M: Moderate carbonation works with the bold flavors. Left with a slight dryness in the mouth.

O: Nice scottish ale, all of the usual characteristics are here and are well balanced. Would like to try this on tap.

Photo of wertschy
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ghoudy229
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of drtth
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of abcramer
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of yergermeister
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of hardcor33
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of yankeefan287
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of robieobie1
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bubseymour
3.04/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance - murky iced tea look to this one. No head or retention

Smell - Some sweetness and malt

Taste - Nicely flavored but too light in flavor. No hop presence or crispness.

Mouthfeel - tastes very flat and watery

Overall - This was very average and easily forgetable. Drinkable but boring.

Photo of Mudawg
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of testch09
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of iparules
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.97/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Dark reddish brown with more red than brown. 1/4 inch tan head which disappears really quickly

Smell: Rich malt with lots of raisin and smells a bit dirty

Taste: Very malty and sweet upfront with quite a bit of dark fruit throughout especially raisin

Mouthfeel: Medium body and ample carbonation and a bit prickly

Overall: Not a bad scotch ale not sure if I will be seeking this one out again however

Photo of StoryOfTheGhost
2.86/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Amber- white head that completely dissipates

S- very faint. A bit grainy. Caramel hops, vanilla

T- Grainy, malty, some sweetness. Don't know if my palate is just shot, but it just does not have any real flavor that is noticeable

M- carbonated, light body, flavor quickly evaporates

O- just not a very good beer. Will not drink again

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a chilled bottle the beer was a clear amber color with lots and lots of rising carbonation. The khaki colored head retained well and left spots of lacing down to the end. The aroma was of slightly toasted malt, nuts, a little earth and bread along with a slightly musty note. The flavors were nice, a blend of sweet malt, citrus, apricot, a touch of figs and a caramel malt finish. The mouthfeel was smooth, the body medium and the carbonation frothy. Very easy to drink and quite pleasant though not as assertive as many beers of the same ilk.

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of rydev24
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of VonRoll
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Rich deep Red/Honey Amber in color. Poured creamy off white head 1/2" thick, quite bubbly.

Smell: Both hop and malty notes, slightly smokey smell.

Taste: Tastes of light hop notes and smooth malt finish.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth on the palate, light on tongue, heavier on sides and back of mouth.

Overall: This beer is on the lighter side of the Scottish Red Ale style. Not as smooth as a Killians per say. Reminded me more of a Lager with red coloring with a hint of smoked malt. Definitely a beer to try. Just a tad more carbonation bite than most Red Scot Ales.

Photo of AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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Jolly Scot Scottish Ale from Appalachian Brewing Company
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