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Burning Skye Scottish Style Ale - Empyrean Brewing Company

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Burning Skye Scottish Style AleBurning Skye Scottish Style Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

128 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in the tradition of Scotland's malty-sweet beers. Sweet and smooth with a wee hint of smoked character. Brewed with American, English & German grown barley and American hops.

13 IBU

(Beer added by: PhantomVodoo on 08-11-2002)
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TheCondor

Missouri

3.3/5  rDev -5.4%

I love a good scotch style ale. I love scotch. I love beer. So what could possibly go wrong with scotch and beer put together? Well, lots of things. But we'll get to that later. For now, we are reveiewing Burning Skye. Side poured with standard vigor from the bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance - Pours a nice copper/burnt orange color with a decent one finger head that dissipates within 1/4 of the beer and leaves pretty good lacing. Nothing too spectacular with the presentation, but not bad.

Smell - Bready, malty sweetness, with a bit of caramel in there. Not what I expected, I like my scotch's to be a little boozier in the nose (and the ABV, for that matter), but it could be good. Just don't detect much whisky, burnt notes, or anything of that nature.

Taste - There is a tiny bit of smokiness on the palate, which can bebarely detected over the matly, bready sweetness. Still, nothing as strong as I have come to expect my scotch styles to be. Relatively bland in nature. Just isn't much going on.

Mouthfeel - Thin, watery, finishes ok. Very mediocre

Overall - Alright at best. I would never buy it again, nor would i recommend it to anyone. While it wasn't so bad as to lead me to drain pour it, nothing impressed me about it. Dirty Bastard is one of my favorites of this style, and this falls way short of that. If you're going to buy this kind of beer, just get Dirty Bastard or even Loch Down.

08-24-2014 01:38:42 | More by TheCondor
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beergoot

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Cloudy burnt orange body with a foamy, white head (3.25). Caramel and toasted grain aroma (3.5). Mildly sweet, very faint roasted grain flavor; a bit of orange and caramel; low-key hop bitterness (3.25). Medium body yet feels somewhat weak and watery (3.25).

Not bad but far from being a beer I'd run back to. Weak and underwhelming all around.There's a mild charred grain and brown sugar depth to things but it's pretty wimpy overall.

08-22-2014 01:25:14 | More by beergoot
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chrishiker1409

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-21-2014 04:14:03 | More by chrishiker1409
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renae1979

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-20-2014 16:24:19 | More by renae1979
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djjumper

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-17-2014 19:59:10 | More by djjumper
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Bluegrass49

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-16-2014 20:42:16 | More by Bluegrass49
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katterbe


2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

08-09-2014 04:24:28 | More by katterbe
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yankees27

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-31-2014 13:25:57 | More by yankees27
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cmoore32


3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-30-2014 02:32:09 | More by cmoore32
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whynot44

Missouri

3.56/5  rDev +2%

Clear light copper color with a small off-white head that turns to just a skin quickly but hangs around and leaves some decent lacing.

The Aroma is caramel malt with a hint of warm bread.

The taste is also light caramel malt with hints of peat smoke and a bit of fruitiness - apple, I think.

Light-medium bodied, smooth and easily drinkable.

Altogether a bit light on the "Scottish" style but a nice enjoyable brew on it's own merits.

07-28-2014 05:43:15 | More by whynot44
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BearMittens

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-25-2014 04:05:15 | More by BearMittens
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wernlialex

Kansas

3/5  rDev -14%

07-24-2014 02:39:28 | More by wernlialex
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jewellrunner

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-16-2014 02:36:32 | More by jewellrunner
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Mutchelknaus


5/5  rDev +43.3%

06-29-2014 01:43:11 | More by Mutchelknaus
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csmalley

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-26-2014 00:29:42 | More by csmalley
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ldsmith79

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-25-2014 19:41:24 | More by ldsmith79
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barryjg

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

06-20-2014 21:24:04 | More by barryjg
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-09-2014 22:38:40 | More by XmnwildX12
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erjbeer

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-20-2014 01:28:51 | More by erjbeer
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-19-2014 23:49:18 | More by KarlHungus
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -14%

04-13-2014 15:15:16 | More by Chucker17
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DrJones

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-03-2014 21:59:25 | More by DrJones
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Michael00

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +14.6%

03-11-2014 22:59:01 | More by Michael00
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Daverocker1

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +14.6%

02-09-2014 03:47:56 | More by Daverocker1
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-25-2013 17:22:25 | More by MN_Beerticker
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Burning Skye Scottish Style Ale from Empyrean Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.