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Jolly Scot Scottish Ale - Appalachian Brewing Company

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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 8
Gots: 23 | 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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Photo of tlazaroff
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
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 -0.6%
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 -1.4%

Photo of ghoudy229
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of drtth
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of abcramer
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of yergermeister
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of hardcor33
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of yankeefan287
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of robieobie1
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of bubseymour
3.04/5  rDev -14.4%
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 -15.5%

Photo of testch09
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of iparules
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.97/5  rDev -16.3%
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 -19.4%
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 +3.7%
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 -1.4%

Photo of rydev24
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of VonRoll
2.95/5  rDev -16.9%
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 -15.5%

Photo of lccrunchy
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of bonbini26
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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

A: This poured a clear dark copper with moderate light tan head.
S: It smelled like copper hops and nutty malt, with some caramel and oak and a bit of butterscotch.
T: It tasted like nutty malt with copper hops and sweet earthy caramel and butterscotch. It had a very clean and mild bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a decent Scottish ale, but not in the top tier. The scent and taste were good not great. The body was great and it was easy to drink. Not bad but not memorable.

Jolly Scot Scottish Ale from Appalachian Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.