Plaid Ferret Scottish Ale - Weasel Boy Brewing Company

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Plaid Ferret Scottish Ale
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Weasel Boy Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ndekke39 on 09-16-2007

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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 10
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Photo of PSU_Mike
1.91/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Extremely thin, no nose, and little character in general. Just a very thin and weak beer. Not a fan.

Photo of KushBreakfast
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this offering. The day I visited they also had a Bourbon Aged Plaid Ferret Scottish Ale which was far better, deserving a rating easily into the >4.0 range. Beer advocate has yet to add this one to the list of beers to review, but if your there and they have it on tap, try it!!

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Weasel Boy this past weekend.

Pours a dark brown with a good tan head and a bit of lacing on the way down. Nose brings forth caramel and a faint nuttiness and a bit of an earthy character plus some hops in the background. Flavor features caramel, toffee, toast, and a nice bit of hops. Medium body with good carbonation. Solid brew all around.

Photo of Keffa
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint from the taproom.

A: Pours a copper red, small tan tinged head, not a ton of lacing, but then again, most of his beers are a little lacking in retention.

S: Earthy English hop, toast, caramel, and a light breadiness. A slight whiff of butterscotch.

T: Follows the aroma, minus the butterscotch. Very nice earthy hop presence.

M: Creamy, medium body, finishes clean. Nice.

O: Easy drinking beer, not offensive in any way. Good stuff here :)

Photo of ndekke39
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried this on-tap at the North Market Microbrew Festival in Columbus. Poured a dark caramelly color with a nice, foamy white head. Pretty good retention; left a bit lacing on the pint glass. Smells and tastes of slightly toasted malt, caramel. Hints of the hop bitterness, but overall very well balanced. Nice, clean finish. Appropriate mouthfeel for a Scottish Ale: not too watery, but not super thick like a stout. Overall, a great session beer. I'm always a fan of Scottish Ales, and I'm happy to see another one brewed in Ohio! Hope to see this offering on-tap in more places soon.

Photo of JamesS
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice copper color with a bit of head and some nice lacing. Great malty scent, fairly heady, although with no detectable peat scent (which isn't that bad, this is a scottish ale, not a scotch ale). Very nice taste, too, hints of caramel, a little bit of jerky flavor (british hops maybe), a great malty-sweet taste to it. It's extremely smooth and goes down great, with a wonderful finish.

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Unfortunately the restaurant ran out of Anastasia, so I settled for this Scottish. Underwhelming - taste is reminiscent of Newcastle.

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was the best beer I tried during my visit to Weasel Boy with Jabier. On the sampler, this was the first beer I tried that lacked the crisp dortmunder malt characteristic I've described in the Ornery Otter blonde, River Mink amber, and even the White Weasel White. Missing that characteristic was a good thing, as I was starting to think that this might be a flaw endemic to the brewery itself. This beer was different; malty, peaty, true to style and nice.

Photo of BaronRVH
4.83/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an extremely quaffable ale. It has a nice amber color. This is unfiltered so there is a little cloudiness in the glass which I like because it creates that mystery wondering whether it is a beer that might have that extra surprise of flavor that is unexpected. A nice head with some lacing left on the glass after tasting.

This is a pretty straight forward beer with nice caramel, some yeastiness with some underlying complexity creating a longer finish that you might expect. There is a very good mouth feel and good balance. The hops are integrated and the finish is one of the cleanest I've had with a Scottish. It is a surprise because many of the Scottish ales I've had go over the top with the IBU's in your face. This one has the hops on the mid-palate but the finish is exceptional.

Photo of bluedragon710
4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My crew and I from "Dunkles & Jaffa Cakes" were eager to try this newcomer to the Columbus Microbrewery Fest.

Brewmaster Jay Wince eagerly greeted us and engaged us in a wonderful display of salesmanship and genuine love of his products and the "work" we do for our internet viewers.

The Plaid Ferret pours up a nice head and keeps its head (good thing if your not facing the guillotine) over a nice dark Muskingum River looking color.

Yum yum, it smells nicely of malt and hops! I smell a winner! The roasted malt jumps up on the front and the bittering hops linger
into a nice long finish. There are some toffee and coffee undertones with light caramel hints - but this is a very crisp and refreshing brew.

It too is a little thin (a tad watery) like it's brother the Weasel Boy River Mink Mild Brown Ale. It "IS" another good beer from the 2 month old brewery!

I look forward in helping Jay and his wife grow their business in the only way a true beer lover can...by drinking their brews!

Plaid Ferret Scottish Ale from Weasel Boy Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.