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Bannatyne's Scotch Ale - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

95 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 22
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-24-1999)
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12/29/12 notes. Bottled shared by nmann08; thanks Nate. 22 oz. bottle, sticker says Batch 1.

a - Pours a dark, reddish brown color with one to two inches of off white head and low to moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of dark fruits, caramel malts, toffee, raisins, plums, toasted malts, sweet fruity malts, some sugar. Nice and sweet with a lot more fruit than I was expecting. I like it.

t - Tastes of caramel malts, toffee, toasted malts, bready malts, grains, dark fruits, sweet fruity malts, wheat, sugar. More caramel here than the nose; a slight step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and definitely doesn't feel like 9.2% ABV. Nice feel and no heat.

o - Overall a very nice scotch ale, and another nice beer from Cambridge. Lots of dark fruits in the nose and caramel in the taste, and easy to drink. Would definitely go for it again next time I go to the brewpub.

mdfb79, Jan 04, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark red/light brown. Can see some light through the edges. Small tan head fades almost immediately.

Brown sugar and molasses in the aroma with a bit of booze character balanced out by some earthy hops and roasted malts. Some dark fruits present as well.

Lots of molasses up front with an almost creamy texture. A good nutty character develops mid-palate to balance out some sweetness. Booze is subdued but warming at the end along with a light earthy hop character although still sticky and sweet.

Heavier bodied than most scotch ales, but the slight kick of booze is noticable and helps prevent the beer from getting too sweet.

Great representation of the styles. Many scotch ales fall into the "too sweet" category, but this one is well balanced with some booze and earthy hops balancing out the brown sugar. Still very thick and viscous, but not overly sweet. A nice winter treat.

jmarsh123, Jan 03, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Nice soft, tan colored head. Lots of tightly packed foamy bubbles. The Ale is a very dark brown, even for a Scotch Ale... No lacing.

Peaty, strong, caramel-y, and smooth.

Very nice punch you get form this rather strong brew. The 9.2% is hidden well behind gooey, sticky, peaty flavors. Lots of caramel and candy sugars. Perfect carbonation, no bitterness, and wonderfully perfect sweetness. It's not overly sweet, but not missing anything either.

Highly recommend especially for being a hype free brew... Quite an easy drinker, perfect for a cool (er) fall day. Overall - 4.25

chugalug06, Oct 01, 2012
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Bannatyne's Scotch Ale from Cambridge Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.