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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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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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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Shawner

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
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 +4.5%

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

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
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 -9.5%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Wisconsin

2.08/5  rDev -42.1%
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 -16.4%

12-28-2013 16:24:38 | More by MtOrion
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Brenden

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one is copper-hued light brown with a brightness along with a slight opacity, though it's mostly transparent. The head, slightly darker than tan, is compact but keeps itself together well and leaves pretty good deposits of lacing behind it.
There's earth on the nose with a bit of smoke, and the peat doesn't show as strongly as I'd expect at first but builds up. There's some caramel malt, a hint of char, and some fruity esters sneaking through.
The peat builds up quickly on the palate, and I'm about halfway through when it gets fatiguing. It has a good malt base, though it's a little light and thin for a Wee Heavy, and support from caramel and wood helps. The peat does become somewhat overwhelming, though, and the fruity esters combine for a bit of tang.
As with the flavor, the feel is too light and thin for a Wee Heavy. It's a bit thin regardless, and only the carbonation gives it crispness. This causes a lack of real flow or depth. While fairly smooth, it goes flat at the end.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 16:32:52 | More by Brenden
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brau Brothers Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale

From tasting notes... Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an imperial pint glass. Served chilled...

A) Copper colored brew. The head is minimal, but a dusting remained during consumption. No lacing noted.

S) Light roasted malt, caramel/toffee sweetness. A little smoke. Some earthy hops too.

T) I really enjoyed the flavors here, but it's worth noting, I didn't give it much of a chance to warm up. Toasted malt, nice sweetness, which was mostly caramel. Earthy hops give a balancing bitterness. The smoke and peat are present but not overly assertive. Well done...

M) Lighter than expected, not watery, but light bodied. The carbonation is pretty lively. Easy drinking... Nice aftertaste too...

O) I enjoyed this beer. In fact, I enjoyed it more than several of the more highly regarded Scotch Ales I've tried. Glad to recommend...

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 14:06:42 | More by RoamingGnome
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-05-2013 03:52:15 | More by Mugenlude
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-22-2013 04:20:48 | More by XmnwildX12
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Rasmon

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-07-2013 00:07:39 | More by Rasmon
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1Nrwyscotch

Wisconsin

3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A. A deep amber color with a fingers worth of head that stick around.

S. it smells very earthy with a little smoke on the finish. Something very sweet comes through as well.

T. A very earthy flavor, wet grass, followed by some smokiness and the finish a has just a hint of bitterness.

M. It has a pretty light mouthfeel with some thing with such a smoky flavor.

O. Its not a favorite and I will probably not get it again I like the brewer just not this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 21:34:11 | More by 1Nrwyscotch
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JMBSH

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

10-25-2013 04:20:35 | More by JMBSH
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matheu

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-17-2013 04:48:08 | More by matheu
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schoon

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-14-2013 01:22:35 | More by schoon
Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
82 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.