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Caledonia - AleWerks Brewing Company

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pitasoup on 06-26-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

BMart, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

AngusOg, Sep 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Sonofalime, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of blackie
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

bomber from WFM Vienna

a: poured into a dfh curved pint, the action gives a frothy off-white head that falls to a splotchy coating, the beer itself a lightly hazed amber in color

s: simple pale malt nose with undertones of toasted bread and caramel, mild earthy hop nose of the english/scottish type, a vague note of apple juice, mineral, clean

m: carbonation moderate and lively, light to medium in body

t: clean pale malts with touches of toast and caramel, quite dry with a mineral essence, mildy flavored woody hops impart a finishing bitterness

o: in the same vein as an english ipa - simple malt structure with a mild, balancing hop in a low abv package, a fine beer that does what it’s supposed to well, but not of particular interest to me

blackie, Sep 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

StoutSeth, Aug 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

VBWharfRat, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Cubatobaco
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - hazy, golden orange, light effervescence, decent lacing sticking to glass, 1" head, almost no retention once it settles

S - mild hoppiness, faint hint of skunk aroma (think green bottles), touch of rye, very muted. May need to warm up.

T - grassy, nice hop presence, citrus lingering on the backend along

M - medium-bodied with light carbonation, dry finish

O - for a session beer, I was very pleased. Light and crisp. For what it is, at $4 a bomber, I'd drink this again.

Cubatobaco, Aug 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

dtivp, Jul 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.9%

olbubba, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of gabrielsyme
3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am always excited to try a well-made, session-able ale, and this one does not disappoint. Bomber from the brewery poured into a nonic pint, this is bright, golden orange with just the right amount of carbonation. Taste is of floral hops with some mild bitterness. There's also a nice citrus quality to the finish that further enhances its drrinkability.

Edited to add: This is not a Scottish ale, its a British IPA or session IPA.

gabrielsyme, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

AndrewMichael, Jun 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

tgeorgf, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap at magnolias

Nice fluffy head hits 1+ fingers then fades semi quickly, hazy peach orange color.

Nose fresh grassy floral hops, little fruity and earthy, light chewy hops, light sweet aromatic malts too, toasty juicy, nice aromatic profile.

Taste brings fruit flavors, fruity hops with a light grassy floral character. Then a tea flavor, fruity tea like flavor, nice bitterness that's fairly mild, slight earthy chewy hop. Some slightly sweet toasty amber malts. Finish is drier but semi sticky with a decent grassy hop bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall not bad, nothing special but nothing great.

jlindros, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

hyoung41, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Rhettroactive, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of ckollias
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a solid orange hue with a thin white lace that leaves no trail or lace.

S: Malty aroma that is just slightly hoppy.

T: Similar to the smell there is a good malty base with hints of mild hops in the background.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was a very disappointing beer – nothing I would grab again.

ckollias, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Thorpe429, Jan 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

mrebeka, Jan 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

NickD208, Jan 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

jtyson, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of bs870621345
4.23/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Take this for what it is, a Scottish IPA that is low in alcohol.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with nice white head and great lacing.

Smells strongly of bready malts and earthy/spicy hops.

Taste opens with the bread flavors mixing with the hop character and finishing clean. Tons of flavor in there that is very nice and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is light, similar to a pale ale, very dry.

Overall, this is a good beer and a solid offering from Williamsburg

bs870621345, Dec 25, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the November Baltimore BA tasting. Served from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy golden amber color with a layer of white head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Sweet and malty up front, just a touch of caramel. Then comes the hops which reminds me of citrus peel.

Taste: Citrus peel hops with some spice, almost reminds me of rye. There is just enough malt to back up the hops. I'm getting a slightly fruity note throughout the sip. The finish is bitter and hoppy.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly carbonation and a finish that is a bit dry.

Overall: I thought this was a solid offering. The hop level was quite nice. I'd have more given the chance.

oline73, Nov 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

mendvicdog, Nov 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

oriolesfan4, Nov 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

ncaudle, Oct 13, 2012
Caledonia from AleWerks Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.