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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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82
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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 03-05-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

BrewCaveDweller, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

AlbertVogler, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bancreagie pours a hazy dark amber color with a nice large lacing head. There is a weak aroma, with a sweet but sharp malt aroma. The taste has a nice mellow malt flavor flavors, very balanced, with a hint of a sourness. Overall its a nice drinking mellow scotch ale.

vette2006c5r, May 13, 2014
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

alostplot, Apr 18, 2014
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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
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

DaftPatrick, Mar 08, 2014
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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
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Kyle_Hanson, Feb 27, 2014
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

zeff80, Jan 24, 2014
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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
Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
82 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.