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Bancreagie Sour Peated Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Bancreagie Sour Peated AleBancreagie Sour Peated Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SoDakStout on 01-10-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of ta_hagen
4.89/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It was a very relaxing nice Sour Ale.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to Jeff for this novelty. 750ml capped and waxed bottle into a Founders snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a rich 2 finger cream colored head with good retention. Lacing is thick and layered with excellent stick. Beer is a clear dark cola color. Fantastic looking beer.

Nose reveals an obvious tartness. Nose of tart plum, wood, soy sauce, and pureed red fruit. Aromatic but kind of awkward. I can't tell if this is supposed to be "wild" or the brewery is trying to pass off an infection as intentional.

Opens tart plum, raspberry and blackberry. Peat, oak and mossy tartness in the middle with a rumble of booziness in the back. Some caramel and molasses sweetness struggle to balance out the sour. Ends rather mellow with wood, brown sugar and caramel coming through. Aftertaste of tart red fruit and more peat. Strange but weirdly enjoyable.

Medium bodied with moderate to ample carbonation. Smooth but with some bubbles in the mouth and goes down viscous and oily. Finishes messy with a long, lingering aftertaste. For the high ABV, surprisingly drinkable.

This is certainly an "open-mind" beer in that one really has to go into it with no expectation. A weird combination of flavors that kind of works if one is receptive to it, this is definitely unique. Worth trying but no guarantees you won't hate it.

Photo of RoamingGnome
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AnalogErik
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you walk in knowing, and acknowledging its a peated sour - it is a good peated sour! If you do not like peat, then you wont necessarily enjoy this. I did, but it is quite unique!

Photo of StoutFox
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: brown, light tan head, looks like a Belgian dubbel.
Aroma: I am certainly getting sour aroma, and a sweetness behind it. and a nuttyness
Taste: Begins a bit sour, which fades to a nutty malt flavor, then back to a bit of sour
Overall. This is a fantastic beer. Very different? absolutely, but never the less very enjoyable
as it warms up it loses a bit of bitterness and in its place a bit more nuttiness (which I liked).

Photo of kevinski33
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of SurlyUtopia
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Joey1566
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of EJJ1848
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of zeledonia
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasted 7 November 2014.

Pours a lovely deep reddish brown. Clear, but dark enough that I can only see through it with light behind it. Two big fingers of dense light tan head with a faint orange tinge. Excellent retention, stellar lacing. Top-notch.

Smell is deep and full of character. Peat, dark earth, with a faint lactic sour bite. Very inviting.

Taste is most excellent. It comes in waves. First a flood of smoky peat, that fabulous wee heavy peat-ness that I love. Then a wash of sour, slick balanced acidic sour, that works really well with those black earthy malts. Finishes decidedly tart, and starts to get a bit fruity, too, with cherries coming through. Fantastic. Great depth, and the flavors play perfectly with each other.

Feel is a great fit for the beer. Heavy and syrupy, viscous but smooth. Medium-low carbonation, just enough to stir the syrup.

An outstanding beer. I love this style of beer, and this is among the best I've had. Not quite on the level of Backwoods Bastard or Peat Dunwoody's, but a very different animal.

Photo of Hopsiam14
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of warmbier804
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of TGanyone
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of clausr
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of RochefortChris
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Mdodge8837
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of memphischas
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Makubex
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of halo3one
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of millelacsmark
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%

This ale pours a lovely reddish-brown with a creamy tan head that leaves lingering lines of lace.
The smell is wonderful -- strong, sweet caramel at first backed by sour apple and a hint of smoked wood.
The sour hit my tongue first, tart apple, acidic fruit, grape juice. There is also a fair amount of balancing sweetness and a bit of that smoky peat flavor. Layer upon layer of flavor that completely hides the alcohol.
A very nice mouthfeel as well, smooth and creamy.
Overall, a wonderfully crafted sour scotch ale.

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Bancreagie Sour Peated Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
90 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.