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Claymore Scotch Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,110 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,110
Reviews: 421
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 35
Gots: 54 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009)
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Ratings: 1,110 | Reviews: 421 | Display Reviews Only:
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DanielMB

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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.

07-08-2014 04:53:08 | More by DanielMB
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Walterho

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-06-2014 23:14:24 | More by Walterho
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xShoWTeKx

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-03-2014 03:13:47 | More by xShoWTeKx
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irthesteve

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-30-2014 07:28:03 | More by irthesteve
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-29-2014 18:52:05 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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Metaltildeath

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-27-2014 18:56:56 | More by Metaltildeath
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Rockjocknroll

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-26-2014 06:02:43 | More by Rockjocknroll
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Stephen_Purdue

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-26-2014 05:47:01 | More by Stephen_Purdue
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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.2%

06-26-2014 00:47:48 | More by MaddDogg84
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evbro

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-25-2014 17:15:07 | More by evbro
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pjbfromkc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-24-2014 20:33:35 | More by pjbfromkc
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NeoClassicist

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-23-2014 00:16:57 | More by NeoClassicist
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BjrogerS

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-22-2014 03:57:12 | More by BjrogerS
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-20-2014 03:28:53 | More by Sir_Goatman
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-20-2014 03:12:33 | More by Necronomad
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Flaherbear

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-19-2014 20:19:00 | More by Flaherbear
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Flight317

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

06-17-2014 18:15:51 | More by Flight317
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Chelseaw30


3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-16-2014 20:46:26 | More by Chelseaw30
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-15-2014 19:36:46 | More by LuckyJohn
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-13-2014 16:30:07 | More by athomasPSU
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barryjg

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-11-2014 20:34:21 | More by barryjg
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brandon911

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-11-2014 19:07:06 | More by brandon911
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured into thistle glass; brown pour, shows deep gorgeous blood garnet red in the light. Clear, with a moderate khaki head that fades after a few moments leaving rings of sticky lacing.
Smells of caramel malt, soft heavy bread, and a grassy herbal slice at the end keeping everything aloft.
Taste is sweet bready malt; hints of cocoa and toffee and dark fruit amidst herbal bitterness.
Mouthfeel is wet and medium-light. Not too sticky.
Overall, this is a good example of the scotch ale style. Nothing makes it stand out, good or bad.

06-11-2014 00:56:09 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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HawkIPA

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-09-2014 14:33:24 | More by HawkIPA
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BogAl

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

06-09-2014 02:44:02 | More by BogAl
Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,110 ratings.