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Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBancreagie Peated Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 03-05-2011)
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 03:43:05 | More by superspak
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alostplot

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-18-2014 00:21:47 | More by alostplot
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Snow81

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-10-2014 20:02:00 | More by Snow81
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 22:37:03 | More by buschbeer
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-26-2014 15:01:31 | More by DaveMiller
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-17-2014 17:07:01 | More by DantheMan75
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-10-2014 16:02:00 | More by capuchinpilates
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-10-2014 13:35:39 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-08-2014 02:00:16 | More by DaftPatrick
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-04-2014 20:45:32 | More by Hopstout
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LeeW

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-04-2014 19:09:54 | More by LeeW
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Shawner

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-02-2014 21:20:46 | More by Shawner
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Kyle_Hanson

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-27-2014 02:50:32 | More by Kyle_Hanson
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Fargrow

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-18-2014 01:50:11 | More by Fargrow
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drop6301

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

02-14-2014 03:05:36 | More by drop6301
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-09-2014 16:39:45 | More by SD-Alefan
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mikerieder

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-31-2014 02:45:00 | More by mikerieder
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zeff80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-24-2014 02:09:25 | More by zeff80
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Hop-Droppen-Roll

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This will be my first Scotch Ale, and my first experience with peated malts. Here goes.

Poured into a Libbey 'Belgian' glass, 1.5 finger head, nice amber, rosey gold color, quite clear.

The smell is pretty intriguing - earthy smoke, raisins, nuttiness, leather...

Taste, ok, this is a little different. I can sort of see why some people aren't fans of this, but I am happy to enjoy this glass - I'm getting tobacco, leather, smoke - all those notes that are usually found in heavier brews but this one's pretty light on the palate. Unique.

Nothing spectacular happening with the mouthfeel.

Good brew! Worth trying for a certainty, maybe you'll choose to pass if you've got a number of wee heavies under your belt already but I think this is a solid first for me. I like it, but I don't see myself running back to the liquor store to pick up a sixer. I'll call this a 3.5 - the perfect 'good'.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 01:15:44 | More by Hop-Droppen-Roll
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-19-2014 02:43:29 | More by kjyost
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle with no date. most nondescript packaging ive seen in a while

look is a cloudy copper haze with almost no head. smell is faint caramel malts and some spicy scottish stuff goin down. low carbonation, medium feel. taste is light for 7%, with some powdery malts and english hops, finish has some roast to it. aftertaste has a plastic taste, almost like sweet latex.

mostly inoffensive, deceptively strong, not my cup of tea

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 07:56:25 | More by jimmah120
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

01-13-2014 20:30:32 | More by mattmarka1
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-12-2014 03:17:53 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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pweis909

Wisconsin

2.08/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

My review of this beer disappeared, so here it is again. This beer looks great and tastes awful. I love the deep amber, nearly but not quite ruby color that reminds me of glowing embers in a fire place. This was my first experience with peated malt and I absolutely hate it. Like licking a band-aid soaked in medicine.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 13:18:54 | More by pweis909
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MtOrion

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -16.2%

12-28-2013 16:24:38 | More by MtOrion
Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
81 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.