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Bancreagie Sour Peated Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

Bancreagie Sour Peated Ale
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.99%

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:
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(Beer added by: SoDakStout on 01-10-2014)
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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap poured into a small tulip.

A: a nice copper color, with very little head or lacing.

S: A hint of sour dough, some caramel malt, a little peat and plenty of alcohol.

T: Sweet and sour with a little peat and smoke.

M: Thin and velvety with just enough alcohol and carbonation for a little sting.

O: This is more like a slightly peaty Barley Wine then a Wee-Heavy, but it really good, so who cares. Good on ya, Brau Brothers.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2014 04:54:15 | More by 2Cents
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but was released recently. Pours fairly crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart cherry, cranberry, raisin, prune, fig, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light smoke, oak, clove, vinegar, funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt, fruity/funky yeast, and moderate barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of tart cherry, cranberry, raisin, prune, fig, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, oak, light clove, light smoke, vinegar, funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, cranberry, raisin, prune, fig, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, oak, light clove, light smoke, vinegar, funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, balance, and robustness of dark malt, fruity/funky yeast, and moderate barrel flavors; with a nice malt/acidity balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately slick, and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent sour scotch ale. All around great complexity and balance of dark malt, fruity/funky yeast, and moderate barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip in for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 02:47:26 | More by superspak
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this simply for the tick. No idea how it's going to turn out. 750ml into a tulip.

A: Pours a nice clearish brick red with a small off-white head.

S: Aroma brings raspberry, fig, caramel, egg cream. Fruity in a somewhat acetic way but pretty clean overall.

T: Taste brings bright fruity acidity over a hefty base of peated malt. If someone made smoked raspberries, this is what it would taste like. Strawberry and raspberry cut through caramel, smoky grain, molasses, oak tannins behind.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: The brewers certainly didn't hold back with the smoke, sweetness, or acidity, but nothing is out of proportion. I'd say this is a successful experiment.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 22:45:48 | More by Etan
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3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pours a dark, amber color with a slight fizzy head. The aroma is bold with a sour, tart apple scent. The taste is not quite as tart as I expected but there is a lingering peat taste hidden amongst the sour flavors. The taste is decent as is the quality but as far as sour ales go, I have had much better ones for the price.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 05:24:55 | More by Lemke10
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4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1 pt 9 fl oz hand-waxed bottle poured into a glass. Purchased at Ray's Liquor, Wauwatosa, WI.

Appearance: Pours a deep red with an off-white with a hint of tan foam that dissipates at a decent clip. Lacing sticks on the side of the glass. A little bubbly on the inside - can definitely see through this one - but not substantially so. Bubbles meander to the top, rather than rise briskly.

Smell: Somewhat that of an apple cider vinegar. Hints of peat and smoke intertwine with soft fruity notes. A little bit of wood as well. Becomes more complex after sitting a little and you get past the vinegar hit.

Taste: Sour, for sure, but really... the peat comes through here front and center. It's a pretty complex taste, with a good amount of fruitiness dancing with ... not liquid smoke, but definitely a smoky taste in the background. This is really, really unique and really really tasty!

Mouthfeel: Smooth. Clean. No nasty aftertaste at all. Very light bodied.

Overall: I think I'm gonna buy another bottle of this at Ray's. This is VERY impressive. I really had no idea what to expect - I bought this without reading anything other than the description that Ray's had put up - and I am VERY glad I did.

Be warned: This goes down VERY easy. One can kill a bottle of this no problem.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 02:50:39 | More by don1481
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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Clear crimson color with just over a finger of head that slowly settles to a thin cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Slight vinegar aroma to go along with fruit notes of dates, plums, and figs. Also get some brown sugar, wood, and smoke.

When I read sour peated ale, I thought how disgusting. This beer is not. It all works remarkably well together. Nice amount of lactic sourness compliments the caramel, fruit, wood, earth, and smoke flavors. There is a lot going on here.

Deceptively light bodied to weigh in at 11.5%. Perfect amount of carbonation for a sour ale.

I would call this a Flanders Oud Bruin, a very good one at that. I will definitely be buying more of these bottles. Impressive Brau Brothers.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 21:57:18 | More by morimech
Bancreagie Sour Peated Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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