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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
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163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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Ratings: 163 | Reviews: 62 | Display Reviews Only:
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-18-2013 16:18:03 | More by Hopsiam14
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-06-2013 01:40:03 | More by Chucker17
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bscalt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-29-2013 21:54:48 | More by bscalt
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dragomni

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

01-27-2013 23:45:23 | More by dragomni
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-27-2013 01:39:15 | More by jakea
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Hal9000


2.85/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

poured an attractive brick red color, and required a full center pour for a head that didn't last. Some lacing.
Generally this beer was a good, malty Scotch ale, except for the "peat" flavor. Having drunk and thoroughly enjoyed oaked and smoked beers, and Islay single malt whiskeys, I have to say that this beer didn't taste "earthy," as should be expected. What I had hoped to be a malty, earthy beer, to me tasted metallic with a chemical after taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 03:04:31 | More by Hal9000
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

01-02-2013 19:07:31 | More by beerdhabelly
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BillyLrsn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-28-2012 02:56:19 | More by BillyLrsn
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HANGOVER


4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

12-28-2012 00:45:54 | More by HANGOVER
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JohnBoyMilwaukee

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-25-2012 04:50:58 | More by JohnBoyMilwaukee
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barongearmu

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-20-2012 23:25:58 | More by barongearmu
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babayaga

Nebraska

3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I poured this into a footed "porter" glass.

Appearance- A ruddy copper. Cloudy. Head is average, off-white and short-lasting. Lacing is spare.

Aroma- Light peat, caramel malt.

Flavor- I got big peat at first taste. In your face big. After the 4-5 swallow, it fades into the background. I get caramel/toffee, cherry, surprisingly a bit of spruce.

Mouthfeel- full with soft carbonation. Silky.

This one takes a bit, but it's nice and interesting after you get adjusted to the peatiness. As a big fan of peated scotches from Islay, much like those, it grows on me.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 22:32:23 | More by babayaga
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mjryan

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ruby coloured ale. Peat smoke, burnt sugar and fruity yeast in the nose. Immediate smokey peat flavour, sweet caramel and light roast follow. Finishes bitter sweet. I really like this beer. It's defenetly peaty, with a surprising hoppy bitter finish.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2012 17:48:10 | More by mjryan
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy copper colour, thin layer of head with decent retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Bold peat notes off the top, nice caramel undertones and leafy greens and peppery spice on the finish.

T - The smokey peat notes dominate with a solid caramel malt backbone. The peat notes linger alongside some leafy green hop notes and a light peppery finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - A bold flavoured ale that boasts a solid smokey peat flavour profile. Easy drinking and nicely balanced. A tasty brew that represents the style nicely and is well worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 06:26:41 | More by andrenaline
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GentlemanJoel

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-22-2012 03:39:52 | More by GentlemanJoel
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SweJon

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-14-2012 03:10:29 | More by SweJon
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MrGraybeard

Wisconsin

3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 07:12:07 | More by MrGraybeard
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AleApostle

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

10-24-2012 15:13:47 | More by AleApostle
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Chokobo

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

10-21-2012 01:11:59 | More by Chokobo
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-20-2012 23:07:25 | More by bigbeers84
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oline73

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 19:11:26 | More by oline73
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-29-2012 04:02:55 | More by NilocRellim
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TStout

South Dakota

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

09-06-2012 02:48:45 | More by TStout
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bbadger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-24-2012 17:35:37 | More by bbadger
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 23:52:25 | More by bsp77
Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
81 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.