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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | 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 -1.7%

Sweffin, Thursday at 03:10 AM
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

clausr, Sep 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

RochefortChris, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Mdodge8837, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

memphischas, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Makubex, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

halo3one, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

millelacsmark, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%

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 -1.7%

Supergenious, Aug 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

SteveGathje, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of jwc215
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
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 -1.7%

lunarbrew, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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 -1.7%

jhaas1, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of vette2006c5r
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bancreagie Sour Peated Ale pours a dark reddish color with a nice big lacing head. There is a sour aroma with big sour grape flavors, almost like a wine. The taste has noticeable, but mellow, sour flavors, sweet and fruity, with some aged wine flavors. Good feel, and not too sour. Overall its very easy drinking and flavorful sour ale.

vette2006c5r, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Sintech, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

OregonGrown7, Jun 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

mdaschaf, Jun 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Twotonsandwich, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Kurmaraja, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

NuclearDolphin, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Petcha, Jun 08, 2014
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4DAloveofSTOUT, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

egrace84, Jun 02, 2014
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Bancreagie Sour Peated Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
90 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.