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Claymore Scotch Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Claymore Scotch AleClaymore Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,251 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,251
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 37
Gots: 106 | 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:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark, dark brown. A slight red hue, but real subtle. Barely any head on the pour which disappears quickly. Virtually no lacing.

S: It reminds me a bit of Coca-Cola. Thats not a byad thing. There is a familiar sweetness there that lets nostalgia creep into your head.

T: Tremendously surprised by how well it drinks. I was anticipating a thick heavy beer, but this is medium and one of the more refreshing Scotch Ales I've sampled.

M: Again, I was expecting thickness in the body but it was not there. I enjoy how this beer keeps you on your toes.

O: This had a brewed on label of May 3, 2012. So, it's about three months old. That could have affected carbonation. But, overall I enjoyed it. It's not the first Scotch Ale I'd reach for, but I'd have zero qualms drinking this daily. Would love to try this on tap. I think it would shine.

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Review from 8/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark, dark red brown. Very little head, no lacing. Malty aroma. Malt, some roasted malt with a faint caramel. Malty middle and finish with little hops and a hint of smoked peat. A somewhat drier finish than I expected. Nicely done, but I lean towards Hibernation for a malt bomb.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark red-brown with a one-finger, tan, frothy head that lasted a minute. Okay lacing.

S: Dark fruit, plums, molasses. A little bit of chocolate.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Kind of a mild flavor. Subtle notes of chocolate are all I really detect. Nothing like the smell really.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with fizzy carbonation. Kind of dry.

O: I wasn't impressed. The head was nothing much to speak of, there could have been more dark fruit and caramel malt flavor, and the feel could have been a bit more smooth and a bit more warm going down.

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3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - dark brown with a thin, fizzy layer of soft brown head that fades quickly

S - coffee, caramel, charcoal, faint roasted malt

T - caramel, roasted malt, coffee-like bitterness

M - medium bodied, a bit warm, well carbonated

This is a bit different than I would expect from the style. It's darker and has more roasted malt character than I would expect. Missing is the peat and butterscotch notes as well as the dark amber body. Not a bad beer, but it doesn't fit the style.

Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,251 ratings.