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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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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 4
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
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

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Beer added by: jera1350 on 03-05-2011

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Photo of WeisGuy
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of biglobo8971
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from bottle in to pub glass.
A - dark in color, with slight golden tinge on the outside of the glass. Quite a bit of head at first pour, that dissapates quickly. Some lacing present.
S - Coyingly sweet smelling, with some roast and a little bit of toffee.
T - solid, nothing spectaculiar at first, solid made brew. This is not my favorite style, but I can tell this is a decent brew.
M - easy to drink, no issues. Nice carbonation.
O - Very solid brew, not one I would seek out, but it is one I appreciated drinking.

Photo of KuehneBe
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of nevins
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GeezLynn
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Attractive red/amber hue with a thin white head. Nice clarity although retention is not great.
S: Bold caramel malt with some underlying peat and fruity yeast.
T: Starts off with sweet, with apple/pear flavors, a moment of caramel and then moves to a heavy peated flavor. The peat smokyness is overpowering and prolonged, carrying from middle through the slightly dry finish. Peat is heavy to the degree that it is somewhat difficult to appreciate the other flavors.
M: Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Well done.
The makings of a nice beer are here, but the peat is overdone for my preferences. I have enjoyed most Brau beers up to this point, but will probably skip past this one in the future.

Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of bfife
4.32/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
smooth mouthfeel
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

Photo of sacrelicio
2.7/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bit of a disappointment from Brau Brothers. The appearance is a dark amber/light brown with a little head and no lacing. The smell is decent smoky peat aroma. The taste is kind of tart and tannic. Not very nice, nor particular of a Scotch/Scottish ale. I like the idea of a peated ale like this, but this needs more malt to make it work.

Photo of CWhite
1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Very clear medium brown. Small foamy head. Spotty lace.

S: Very savory blend of peat, smoke, some cocoa, a sour sweetness, and something like the inside of a tack room. Unique.

T: Big earthiness with light smoke on top of biscuit/caramel malts. Mellows into some tart/umami flavors. Bitterness is there but controlled.

M: A little oil but mostly dry and low carbonation.

D: Unique and good. Very tasty.

Photo of Oboogie
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mothman
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Beerdregs
4.44/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of WYVYRN527
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A: Crimson to mahogany in color, with an eggshell-hued head that holds up pretty nicely. Lacing is sticky and clings to the glass after each sip.

S: Mostly toffee and toast on the nose with a strong hint of peat smoke.

T: Peat is a bit more subtle on the palate, but still makes its presence known. Malt lends some intense caramel and toasty notes. Some fruity undertones linger, followed by a pleasant, slightly floral finish.

Notes: This beer is medium in body, but mouthfeel is just a bit thin for the style. Flavorful and complex, it's a sipper for cold evenings. Quite tasty, as this is a very solid offering from Brau Brothers.

Photo of bondebonde
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

Photo of jekane04
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of csiewert
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of dbossman
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Medium brown with a slight amber tint; small but steady tan head; bubbly with decent lacing

S: Somewhat subdued aroma but what is there is musty, grassy, and earthy with some subtle smokey undertones as well as sweet roasted malts

T: Much more flavors in the taste than in the aromas: smokey, grainy, musty, grassy, even some meats and whiskey flavors; malty but not too sweet

F: Medium body with a pleasant creaminess

O: A very nice peated Scottish style ale; I wish there was a little more punch in the aroma but that is one of the few dings here; nice beer

Photo of doucmehu
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of djschnabel
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Mdog
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber, very thin head.

Smell: Peat, somewhat mild.

Taste: Mild sweetness then a nice peaty scotch flavor.

Drinkability: Not sure if this would really be a session, but if you wanted scotch flavor without drinking scotch, this is close.

Breaking up the winter warmers, I tried this one. I've tried a few scotches in the past year and this one gives a nice simulation of the flavors of a mildly peated scotch. I find its profile to be close to JW Black Label--some peat but not overpowering. An interesting beer.

Photo of thagr81us
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
82 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.