Burning Skye Scottish Style Ale - Empyrean Brewing Company
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3.91/5 rDev +12%
Sampled back on 11/3/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a brandy snifter.
Pours a nice copper in color with a small off-white head. Lots of lacing was seen with each sip. Perfect carbonation. The aroma is of roasted malts with some caramel sweetness. Very pleasant. The taste was even better than the aroma actually with a touch of smoke. Very easy to drink and no harsh bitter aftertaste.
11-06-2013 23:10:23 | More by BeerWithMike
4.06/5 rDev +16.3%
A: Slightly hazy (lots of sediment) with a old copper penny color (or a burning sky). Very small bright white head with spotty lacing,
S: Toffee and caramel sweetness. subtle spicyness hiding underneath the malt aromas.
T: Smokey and peaty (like a nice scotch). toast and bread crust. Caramel sweetness with a clean finish
M: low carbination, moderate mouthfeel.
O: This was a solid Scotish Ale. More peaty/smokey then most I've had but I enjoyed it. I don't know if the sediment in my bottle was normal (which i don't mind) or not but it seamed exesive.
02-23-2013 02:49:29 | More by guityler83
3.5/5 rDev +0.3%
someone explain to me how this is a scottish ale? unless its a dumbed down sort of version for the masses, because theres nothing authentically scottish about this. the pour is mostly clear golden, maybe a tad darker, like so many of their beers. a good inch of head on top. the nose is sweeter, but the malt profile is indeed lighter than i am used to in the style not much hops to speak of, but an earthen character that makes me ready for a big gulp. refreshing, too light for the style again, but crisp in the finish for the sweetness. nothing too interesting here, but a sessionable english pale ale style with a medium to light body and enough bubbles to wash away some of the spicy food they serve at lazlos there. overall im not too impressed with this, but theres nothing wrong with it either. kind of par for the course, maybe a little better for nebraska.
01-02-2013 21:51:17 | More by StonedTrippin
3.93/5 rDev +12.6%
Poured into a standard pint glass.
The beer is a sort of muted copper color, looks watery in a way. A creamy, fluffy head recedes to swirls of bubbles while light lacing sticks to the glass.
The aroma is a very solid body of sweetness, some caramel, bready notes.
The taste profile follows the aroma, very sweet and very drinkable. The beer starts with a sweet stroke of warm caramel, then transitions to a tangy, dry English tea body. A slight toffee, tangy finish.
The mouthfeel is dry and somewhat light bodied.
Overall, I do enjoy this beer, but it's almost too damn drinkable. It's got some good notes in the taste profile, and with the low ABV it makes it a good session beer.
09-13-2012 18:33:07 | More by JuicesFlowing
2.88/5 rDev -17.5%
pours a coppery gold color, quite light for any scottish style. very nice clarity, topped with a moderate light tan head that quickly fades to an uneven cap before sticking around.
aroma is light on caramel, with a sort of toasty malt like victory or something similar. some biscuity character, low leafy hop seems mildly out of place but isn't obtrusive. slight minerally character, sort of a faint green apple fruitiness that could be a bit of acetaldehyde. alcohol comes out as it warms.
light on caramel in the mouth again, toasty, nutty, and some sweetness. bitterness is quite light though the light roasty character increases apparent bitterness a bit. More apple fruitiness and some smoke character comes out in flavor especially as it warms. Bit of alcohol is OK, well integrated.
medium light mouthfeel, moderate carbonation is fine, fairly crisp, no astringency. easy drinker.
on its own merits this is a better than decent beer, though other than the smoke character in the flavor (which isn't exactly per style either) there is nothing that really screams scottish. Just a bit of a chocolate character and it'd be closer to Northern English Brown, another highly drinkable style. again, fairly tasty beer, flaws are easily ignored and it drinks easy. I'd have it again...just not when looking for anything authentically scottish.
09-12-2012 00:37:27 | More by udubdawg
Burning Skye Scottish Style Ale from Empyrean Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.