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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

173 Ratings
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

maDUECEgunner, May 08, 2014
Photo of superspak
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.

superspak, May 06, 2014
Photo of alostplot
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

alostplot, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Snow81
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Snow81, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of buschbeer
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.

buschbeer, Apr 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

DaveMiller, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

DantheMan75, Mar 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

capuchinpilates, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

DarthGuitarHero, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

DaftPatrick, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Hopstout
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Hopstout, Mar 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

LeeW, Mar 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Shawner, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Kyle_Hanson
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Kyle_Hanson, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Fargrow
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Fargrow, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

drop6301, Feb 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

SD-Alefan, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

mikerieder, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of zeff80
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

zeff80, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Hop-Droppen-Roll
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'.

Hop-Droppen-Roll, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

kjyost, Jan 19, 2014
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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

jimmah120, Jan 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of pweis909
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.

pweis909, Dec 31, 2013
Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
81 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.