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Bancreagie Sour Peated Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Bancreagie Sour Peated Ale
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outstanding

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

a77cj7, Thursday at 07:29 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Joey1566, Nov 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

EJJ1848, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of zeledonia
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

zeledonia, Nov 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Hopsiam14, Oct 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

warmbier804, Oct 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

TGanyone, Oct 29, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -8.6%

jaydoc, Oct 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Sweffin, Oct 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

clausr, Sep 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

RochefortChris, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Mdodge8837, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

memphischas, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Makubex, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

halo3one, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

millelacsmark, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%

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.

SD-Alefan, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Supergenious, Aug 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

SteveGathje, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of jwc215
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep red/orange with a lasting thin head that leaves lines of lacing.

The smell is sour with caramel backing and peat smoke.

The taste is of sour with caramel, peat smoke and a hint of dried fruits. The sour is strong, as is the peat smoke but doesn't overpower the sweet caramel and dried fruit (apricot?). Complex in a layered way.

Very smooth, dangerously drinking, the alcohol is very well covered - almost undetectable.

A complex, easy-drinking "sipper". Sour, smoky and sweet, this is an exceptional brew!

jwc215, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

lunarbrew, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, not sure what the bottling date is; poured into a CCB snifter 7/19/2014.

A- Dark mahogany brown-reddish body with a thin, half-finger off-white head without much staying power. Not much lacing. Sort of looks like plum juice.

S- Acetic dark fruits, caramel, tapioca, oak tannins. Cherry, raspberry and plums make up most of the dark fruit character. I don't get a lot of smoke or peat character here but I won't complain too much. But right, this smells fairly sweet but somewhat acidic.

F- Dark fruits- raspberry, plums, figs more so here than in the nose- added onto a sweet malty base with caramel and toffee- mixed in with some lactic acid. Again, not a ton of smoke, but there is a little bit of burnt grain. Finish is oaky and acidic.

M- Medium in body, average carbonation. Could use a little more pep, but otherwise it's quite drinkable. I did not notice it is quite high in ABV until later; it hides it fairly well but when it warms up, I got a slightly astringent boozy character to the finish.

O- This worked out as well as you'd expect a sour peated scotch ale to work. I'd recommend giving it a try if you're feeling adventurous.

Stevedore, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

jhaas1, Jul 08, 2014
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Bancreagie Sour Peated Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
90 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.