Bancreagie Sour Peated Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Bancreagie Sour Peated AleBancreagie Sour Peated Ale

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 14 | 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)

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(Beer added by: SoDakStout on 01-10-2014)
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Photo of AnalogErik
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
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
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
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
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Photo of Supergenious
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of SteveGathje
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of jwc215
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
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!

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Bancreagie Sour Peated Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
90 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.