Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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3.33/5 rDev -7%
Poured into a 14-ounce tumbler. Effusive, almost uncontrollable head rose up out of the glass. Perhaps fermentation wasn't complete or conditioning was excessive, but the beer has way to much effervescence. Head is rocky, persistent. Brew is amber, slightly cloudy.
Malt and peat oils predominate in the smell. Nice aroma for the type. Taste is slightly sour, with a big malt presence and obvious alcohol.
Overall, a nice try except for the foam. I almost had to keep it from shooting out of the bottle when I opened it. Not right.
11-13-2012 07:12:07 | More by MrGraybeard
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
3.85/5 rDev +7.5%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Amber-brown with nice sized off-white head and light lacing.
Smell: Peat, toffee, and dark fruit. Simple but pretty nice.
Taste: Strong smoky peat over a layer of semi-sweet malts. Toffee, caramel, dark fruit, cherry and floral hops all play a nicely balanced role. Well, at least it is nicely balanced other than the peat.
Feel: Moderately low carbonation, medium body. Finish isn't quite dry enough for me.
Overall: Very nice Scotch Ale. I like the peat focus, but wish that just a few more of those residual sugars had been gobbled up. Light years better than the old Brau Brothers Scotch Ale.
07-27-2012 23:52:25 | More by bsp77
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
2.93/5 rDev -18.2%
I only tasted one Scotch Ale before and that was Scotch Silly, which was a wonderful sweet Belgian brewed ale that tasted like a great Tripel too me. I loved it.
So I looked forward to tasting this Minnesota Scotch Ale. You betcha! Little smoke on the opening but not much. However, my tan head was glorious, sustaining thick, creamy, and with lacing. Lovely dark reddish murky brew. I sat the glass in the sun and we had almost a brownish swampy look. I like that, you betcha.
Smell was fine. I never rate the scent too heavily. But this was strong clean and nice. 4.5! Real good, then.
Now the taste was full, strong, complex, impressive and flavorful. Sound good to you? Well, ya got that right. However, it was a bit too bitter for me. I thought the malts tasted like they were roasted to a near burnt and bitter flavor.. I also thought it was full of hop flavored. I tasted a little sweetness and malts upfront but the bitter finish and hop flavored soon took over and finished the beer. I think IPA lovers would really dig this. I don't like IPAs sorry. Smooth enough beer.
Overall a quality beer, ya know. I suppose it pretty authentic to a Scot's Scotch Ale, you betcha.
I would drink this brew to some Ryan Kisor trumpet sounds, you know, like the sounds on his cd Power Source. Ok now. I guess I'm done here then.
04-02-2012 00:33:51 | More by frankiepop
2.93/5 rDev -18.2%
Pour shows little head, fades to a still looking body that is a nice reddish amber hue.
The peat i was expecting to get from this is really mild overall and i dont think too much for people who don't like peat. roasted caramel malts.
Flavor wise this is a bit smoked malts, a light peat note that is pleasent, i could actually like it a bit stronger myself, some caramel toasted malt.
The body is a bit thin for what i would want in the style, bring up the body a bit by adding a bit more peat and roasted/caramel malts and this would be really good i think, just a bit light for me, but it does make it very approachable.
03-15-2012 02:12:09 | More by ChadQuest
3.95/5 rDev +10.3%
Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. A batch code is printed on the bottle just below the label, but there is no freshness date.
Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is medium/deep caramel heading toward brown. A pathetic pour yielded pathetic head: one-finger of eggshell-colored head dissipated quickly to leave a thin skim and ring around the edge.
Smell: Very enticing sweet candy caramel and toffee. There is also cocoa, a little smoked malt, and something distinctly Scottish, which I suppose is peat.
Taste: It starts sweet with the caramel and toffee but then the smoked malts and peat take over, giving it a complex, deep, earthy essence that lingers on the back of the tongue and uvula.
Drinkability: Scotch in beer form. Needless to say, I like the beer form the best right now. Very solid, tasty, and drinkable brew.
03-10-2012 05:22:41 | More by TheQuietMan22
Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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