Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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4.45/5 rDev +24.3%
A: Amber colored pour with very minimal amount of head.
S: Great malt smell. Smells strongly of cooked cereal. Smoky peaty aroma comes through in the background.
T: Great malt sweetness with aggressive smokiness lingering around the the edges. There is a slight hop presence here but seems to be muted by the malty smokiness.
M: Although there was little head there is adequate carbonation here.
O: This is a great beer that I will definitely be buying again. There is just so much flavor here for a medium bodied beer.
12-20-2011 00:41:25 | More by Beerdregs
4.38/5 rDev +22.3%
This beer pours a hazy ruby brown color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a firm cap of lacing. The aroma is of caramel, and a hint of earthy peat. The taste is considerably more peaty than the aroma with some nice smokiness too. There is still a solid caramel backbone, but the peat really stands out. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with appropriately low carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a very fine beer. It reminds me a lot of Samuel Adams Scotch Ale, but fuller in flavor. I can see this becoming a stable for me when I'm in the mood for something malty.
04-11-2011 01:34:40 | More by KarlHungus
4.33/5 rDev +20.9%
Pours a dark red/mahogany
nice head if you pour it right.
nice smokey peat nose
the flavors come out as the beer warms up. this is one beer that definatly gets better as it gets warmer. I prefer to have it at about 50-60 degrees to really get the most out of it
overall, one of my favorites from the brothers
I always look forward to picking up a rack or two when I pass close enough to the brewery
01-15-2012 15:17:33 | More by bfife
4.28/5 rDev +19.6%
12-oz bottle into Samuel Smith "Tulip" pint glass
A - transparent dark amber/copper-colored body under two fingers of tan head; the head fades quickly
S - sweet caramel on the nose accompanied by an earthy smell; hint of alcohol; not much else to it, but very pleasant
T - caramelized malt dominates the palate; fairly sweet with a touch of smoke; alcohol
M - medium-to-full-bodied; chewy and syrupy
O - This is a top notch ale. I have had a few very decent brews from Brau Bros and will certainly try more.
04-14-2011 23:34:30 | More by lwillitz
4.22/5 rDev +17.9%
This was the Drambuie Oak aged version on cask at Monk's in Sioux Falls.
From the beer engine, this one is a deep burgundy brown with a nice creamy tan head that doesn't last exceptionally long, but does the trick.
Smells of sweet malt and whiskey with a touch of woody notes.
Really can't tell this is Bancreagie, but it is delicious. A nice solid malt backbone that lends plenty of sweetness, but it is overtaken with the strong, but not hot, whiskey. There are some oak notes as well. A really whiskey forward taste, but not hot and not overpowering in my opinion.
Smooth and soft, but not perfectly casked. Served at a very nice warm temp as it should be. Medium bodied.
Overall, I really enjoyed the hell out of this beer. I would love to have this one again someday. Really a nice beer to add whiskey barrel aging too. Well done Bros.!
06-26-2011 23:56:14 | More by jera1350
4.15/5 rDev +15.9%
This beer is a light amber shade in appearance. a wonderful smell of cherrywood smoke. Pretty easy drinking, with a nice smokey note that isn't typical for scotch ales. I love a good smoked beer that can be sessionable, so this was a winner. That said, it's a bit watery in the mouthfeel.
08-16-2011 20:55:25 | More by DaCheesehead
4.1/5 rDev +14.5%
Haven't met many Braus I don't like and this is a mighty fine Scotch.
Poured a brilliant reddish brown into a snifter that allowed me to breathe in the deliciously sweet malts. A hint of the burntish peat. It's amazing! Taste is spot on and is that of sweet dark malts with touch of deep roasted barley.
Very drinkable. I bought a sixer and could sit here and drink them all. Very good job.
04-14-2012 01:57:49 | More by TwinButte
4.05/5 rDev +13.1%
The head is fine, nothing unusual. Nice amber color with nothing floating. Definitely clear. In the nose, I notice the peat right away but I also note a ton of citrus. The citrus comes through in the flavor as well but not much of the peat. There is a delicateness to the effervescence that makes it feel very light in the mouth.
The reason I enjoy this one is that it is a summer style beer with some character and complexity. Wont fill you up and isn't boring. Perfect for sitting by the fire.
06-28-2011 16:46:29 | More by Expedition
4.03/5 rDev +12.6%
This installment of from Brau Bros pours a nice looking dark amber to mahogany color with a few centimeters of head. Grainy toasted malt in the nose. The peat wafts about. This trend continues on the palate. Lots of smooth malt. The peat adds an earth, nutty, smokey flavor. This is an easy drinking, tasty beer.
01-21-2012 01:18:21 | More by BeardedBoffin
4.03/5 rDev +12.6%
Poured into a 12oz Tumbler Pint Glass
Appearance - Slightly Darker Brown Color that's fairly hazy with a slightly brown 1 finger head. Leaves behind alot of lacing
Smell - I can definitely smell the peated scotch, along with a rich toffee and caramel scent. There's also slight malty smell in there as well. Even as it sits next to me, I can faintly smell the aroma a foot a way
Taste - Strong Peated Scotch and equally as strong toffee flavors. The malty flavor is much more prevalent here and adds a dimension to the flavor. Aftertaste is slightly dry, finishing off on a slight toffee/scotch flavor.
Mouthfeel - It's pretty light in carbonation and in body, combine that with the malts and what you get is a fairly smooth and creamy beer
Overall - I found the flavors here to be quite appealing yet different at the same time which I found to be very good. The flavor will not appeal to everyone, but those who enjoy their beer with a different kind of flavor would be wise to check this out. Plus it's a pretty easy drink as well!
11-27-2011 19:53:48 | More by NuclearDolphin
4/5 rDev +11.7%
6-pack bought from Four Firkins in St. Louis Park, MN.
Poured from a 12 oz. brown longneck bottle into a bowl glass.
Appearance: Clear deep brown color with amber tint. Cream colored creamy one finger foam head that receded quickly and left a little lacing on the sides.
Smell: Sweet and malty with a subtle hint of peat smoke and a slight whiff of alcohol. Nice and malty. Love the light smoke underneath the malt.
Taste: Sweet malts, smooth, no bitterness at all and the subtle underlying peat smoke. As a peaty and smoky Scotch whisky drinker (Islay scotches are my favorites), I love the subtle peat smoke flavor in this beer. Very nice. Better than I expected. The flavors are a little more prominent as this beer warms...so don't serve it ice cold.
Mouth Feel: Medium-bodied with creamy carbonation. Feels slick and creamy on the tongue.
Drinkability: Very drinkable. The extra peat smoke adds a dimension to this Scotch Ale that takes it a notch above others. Love that sweet and smoky malt flavor in this one. Will definitely buy this one again and store it for Fall/Winter. But I'll enjoy what I have now for Spring.
04-17-2011 18:58:30 | More by ChopperSmith
4/5 rDev +11.7%
I'm not a big Scotch Ale fan. Usually the burnt aftertaste gets old for me fast. However, this one really did it for me. The carbonation kept it lively, and the sweet taste did not linger too long. The alcohol level seemed right for this beer. I'm going to have to seek out more Brau Brothers offerings.
04-01-2011 23:22:55 | More by Jazz1
Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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