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Claymore Scotch Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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86
very good

1,073 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,073
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 30
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009)
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Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +30.2%

02-03-2012 22:01:18 | More by ryanw111182
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Nebraska

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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +30.2%

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +30.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +30.2%

02-18-2012 01:16:46 | More by jaidenjb
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +30.2%

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Colorado

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-03-2011 08:19:43 | More by ColoradoNative
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stevecooks

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-07-2011 23:37:02 | More by stevecooks
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-20-2012 06:54:20 | More by lazarogamio
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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +30.2%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +30.2%

08-13-2012 01:14:40 | More by captainbearcat
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Florida

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-10-2011 01:58:31 | More by Puterguru
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Texas

5/5  rDev +30.2%

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BhamBeerLover


4.93/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great smoked character in smell and taste which might not be expected in a wee heavy but was certainly appreciated. The carbonation might have been just a little high for my taste which is the only reason this beer did not receive a 5 for all categories. Will definitely be having this beer again in the future. Thanks again to the guys at Great Divide!

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 01:02:51 | More by BhamBeerLover
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RicoBrew

California

4.88/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this on tap at the Great Divide brewery down the street from my apartment.

A - The color was a nice deep, dark brown with an eggshell-white head with good retention and minimal lacing.

S - The roasted barley aroma was there, but intermingled with a mild tobacco smell. Probably due to the low fermentation temp on the yeast.

T - The first word to come to mind as I was tasting this beer was 'clean'. The roasted barley/dark malt flavor gave way quickly to a very nice clean taste. There was a hint of tobacco or caramel as it hit your tongue, but it was very fleeting. Extremely pleasant.

M- For the amount of alcohol, it was very light and clean. It hit your tongue and faded away promptly. Almost as if it was begging you to take a bigger swig.

D - Extremely drinkable. It drinks like a very well done doppelbock, but hits you like an english style stout. I'm extremely impressed.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2009 00:56:56 | More by RicoBrew
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SuperbikeShaun

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

10-31-2013 01:08:49 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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DanielMB

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Darker than a typical wee heavy. It's slighty red with a light shined through it, with almost no head on it.

Smell: It had a nice malty, caramel, earthy sort of smell to it, pretty much what you would hope for from this style.

Taste: Very malty and rich, with a strong caramel taste permeating the entire brew. It has a sort of earthiness to it as well, reminding one of the hill country (the Scottish Highlands?).

Mouthfeel: Somewhat heavy, but smooth. It goes right down the gullet.

Overall: I think this is an underrated beer. I've had Oskar Blues's Old Chub Scotch Ale--a very popular wee heavy--numerous times, and I found this to be a superior beer. The taste is similar, but a little richer, and not quite as sweet. This beer is darker and has a sort of weightiness about it as well.

Serving type: bottle

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Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,073 ratings.