Bancreagie Sour Peated Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by don1481:
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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4.39/5 rDev +7.6%
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!
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 23:41:42 | More by jwc215
4/5 rDev -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.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 14:25:23 | More by Stevedore
4.06/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
Serving type: cask
07-01-2014 02:39:52 | More by vette2006c5r
Bancreagie Sour Peated Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
90 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.