Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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3.9/5 rDev +8.9%
Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy red amber color with a small layer of off white head. The head quickly fades to a ring around the edge of the pour.
Smell: Sweet malt with some dark fruit and mild smoke. I'm definitely picking up some peat in the mix too.
Taste: Quite smooth. Lots of dark fruit malt, but the overall taste isn't too sweet. The peat is there, but it doesn't dominate everything. Some smoke and the finish is sweet with a touch of peat.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: I thought this one was quite interesting. Lots of depth and complexity. I would have another.
10-08-2012 19:11:26 | More by oline73
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.43/5 rDev -4.2%
Pours a beige head. Color is a copper amber.
Aroma: peat and smokey malts. Caramel. Kind of a muted nose.
Taste: a lot of smokey malts and peat flavors. Very bready and malty. Some pepper spice.
Mouthfeel: smokey and spiced. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry.
Overall, a decent scotch. A nice amount of spice that I didn't expect. Okay drinkability.
12-23-2011 01:07:40 | More by mothman
3.68/5 rDev +2.8%
12 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep orange copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, light chocolate, raisin, pear, brown bread, peat smoke, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/smokey earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, peat smoke, and fruity/earthy yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown bread, raisin, pear, light chocolate, peat smoke, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/smokey earthiness. Slight earthy hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, light chocolate, brown bread, herbal, peat smoke, light nuttiness, and yeast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, peat smoke, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice scotch ale. Good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity/earthy yeast, and moderate peat smoke flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.
05-06-2014 03:43:05 | More by superspak
3.23/5 rDev -9.8%
Poured into my Schell's shaker pint, Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale is a ruddy brown with an off-white head that leaves very light lace.
Smell is smokey, loads of peat, a hint of sweet malt, candi light.
Taste is pretty strait forward, this one is all about the peat, a little sweet Scottish malt, but not particularly interesting. The alcohol creeps through as some diacetyl. Both of their scottish ales are similar, lacking depth.
Mouthfeel is somewhat crisp and dry.
Drinkability is okay, but not something I'd revisit a lot, too abrasive.
04-29-2011 03:41:06 | More by ccrida
3.55/5 rDev -0.8%
Big thanks goes out to MBrausen for sending me this one! Shared with caSSino and the NoDa Brewing crew! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured red-orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, peat, caramel hop, and wood. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, peat, wood, and spices. It had a light feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Nothing on this one really stood out to me if I am honest. The peat character was definitely there, but it was not very pronounced as one might expect based on the name of the brew. It did go down pretty smooth however, which was nice to say. Worth trying if you see, but not worth seeking out.
11-07-2011 17:42:37 | More by thagr81us
3.5/5 rDev -2.2%
This one is copper-hued light brown with a brightness along with a slight opacity, though it's mostly transparent. The head, slightly darker than tan, is compact but keeps itself together well and leaves pretty good deposits of lacing behind it.
There's earth on the nose with a bit of smoke, and the peat doesn't show as strongly as I'd expect at first but builds up. There's some caramel malt, a hint of char, and some fruity esters sneaking through.
The peat builds up quickly on the palate, and I'm about halfway through when it gets fatiguing. It has a good malt base, though it's a little light and thin for a Wee Heavy, and support from caramel and wood helps. The peat does become somewhat overwhelming, though, and the fruity esters combine for a bit of tang.
As with the flavor, the feel is too light and thin for a Wee Heavy. It's a bit thin regardless, and only the carbonation gives it crispness. This causes a lack of real flow or depth. While fairly smooth, it goes flat at the end.
12-23-2013 16:32:52 | More by Brenden
3.93/5 rDev +9.8%
12oz bottle, courtesy of markhvizdak, into a Duvel tulip.
A: Clear brown body under a thin head of fine tan foam. Ok retention, light lace.
S: Nice, but a bit understated, aroma of toasted, caramel malt and light smoke. Enjoyable but a bit weak.
T: Toffee, caramel, hazelnuts, chocolate, peat, and more caramel on the finish. Sweet and enjoyable.
M: Soft, lightly carbonated body. Very, very pleasant.
O: This one went down really easily, especially given the substantial ABV; I do wish that the peat had been more prevalent, and that there had been at least a bit of an effort made at balancing the sweetness with some bittering hops, but overall I enjoyed it quite a bit.
07-29-2011 21:59:32 | More by woosterbill
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
3.65/5 rDev +2%
An aggressive pour resulted in just a thin head that quickly settled to a thin film. Just a few spots of lacing are left on the glass during consumption. The color is a dark amber that is very clear.
Aroma is grassy and floral. Not exactly what I was expecting. Some fruity esters are evident as well.
The flavor is different from the aroma. The peat comes through nicely. The earthiness is complimented by some smoke. Some caramel rounds out the malt. Fruity esters also make an appearance.
The body is just a touch too thin or it is undercarbonated that is making it feel watery.
A Scottish Ale that has some uniqueness. More carbonation would definately improve this beer.
06-05-2011 17:29:22 | More by morimech
3.9/5 rDev +8.9%
A- Pours clear amber with one finger of tan head. Head has decent retention and leaves a small amount of lacing.
S - Pleasant caramel malt aromas with hints of peat and faint smoke.
T - Taste is similar to smell with the addition of a nice hop presence. Almost drinks a bit more like a hoppy amber ale than a scotch ale. There is a bit of alcohol present in the taste.
M - Medium mouthfeel, slightly sticky. Has decent creaminess.
O - I enjoyed this one. Not as heavy and a little hoppier than most scotch ales, I still liked this for what it was.
09-09-2011 22:20:33 | More by warnerry
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
3.98/5 rDev +11.2%
A - Pours a slightly hazy copper colour, thin layer of head with decent retention and some sporadic lacing.
S - Bold peat notes off the top, nice caramel undertones and leafy greens and peppery spice on the finish.
T - The smokey peat notes dominate with a solid caramel malt backbone. The peat notes linger alongside some leafy green hop notes and a light peppery finish.
M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.
O - A bold flavoured ale that boasts a solid smokey peat flavour profile. Easy drinking and nicely balanced. A tasty brew that represents the style nicely and is well worth seeking out.
12-02-2012 06:26:41 | More by andrenaline
3.75/5 rDev +4.7%
12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass
A - It has a burnt orange body with amber highlights. It is topped with three inches of tan head that clings to the sides of the glass.
S - At first I smelled some tea and caramel malt. Then the smoky peat came through.
T - The taste is smoky caramel. It has a similarity of a rauchbier.
M - Medium
O - I like the smokiness of this beer. The sweet malt accentuates the smoke. It's worth a try.
04-09-2014 22:37:03 | More by buschbeer
3.88/5 rDev +8.4%
A- A deep brown. I really am liking the head on this. White, one and a half finger head, and fine bubbled. It' almost looks like a nitro tap head.
S- Aroma is fairly mild for the style. There's a bit of that traditional peaty aroma. There is a bit of a toasted bread base.
T- This seems like a case where mouthfeel and taste are linked. A bit more body and the good flavors that are there would be stronger. I like the toast and peat flavors that are there. Actually the flavors are right on, but it just needs a bit more volume of flavor.
M- As mentioned, it's a bit lighter than it should be. Active but reasonable carbonation.
O- A very good Scottish Ale, but it just needs a bit more intensity. Not that every beer has to be a flavor attack, but this is just a bit lighter in all regards than most of the style. Still, a solid beer.
10-11-2011 02:51:15 | More by jsprain1
3.83/5 rDev +7%
A- A clear, dark orange liquid with a splotchy white head.
S- Smoky peat, cocoa, honey, flowers, and caramel. Very malty but not too in your face.
T- Peat, caramel, honey, and flowers. Not too heavy in any one of the aspects.
M- A little on the thin side for the style, but it probably adds to the drinkability.
O- For the style and alcohol content, this is a very tasty pick. Well done.
07-02-2011 02:26:26 | More by david131
Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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