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Dragonmead 90 Shilling Scottish Ale - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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Dragonmead 90 Shilling Scottish Ale
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dragonmead Microbrewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This 90 Shilling Ale is a Scotch Ale slightly lower in gravity and is a refreshingly malty beer. The dark amber color betrays its slightly sweet, caramel roastedness. There is very little hop bitterness and it finishes with a gorgeous clean, dry, smoke.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-27-2003)
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

MichiganderHB, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

lindhout, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Morakaton, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

tommy5, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

detroitpat, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of HarmonMW
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

HarmonMW, May 12, 2013
Photo of BlissJunkie
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

BlissJunkie, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

t0rin0, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of Goldfoot
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Goldfoot, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of hopdog
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Dragonmead Brew Pub.

Poured a deeper amberish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, chocolate, and lighter earthy-peat. Tastes of caramel, peaty, toffee, and all around malty. Alcohol content well hidden.

hopdog, Jan 03, 2009
Photo of Upgrayedd
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great version of a Scottish Ale. Very dark brown with almost no head. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Malty and carmelly sweetness probably due to higher than normal FG. This also had a wonderful smoky flavor. I wonder if they used peat to smoke? This beer really impressed me and I will definately be drinking it again.

Upgrayedd, Nov 26, 2007
Photo of DrJay
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, reddish brown with a thin, dark beige head. The aroma was all malt with some smokiness, maybe a little bit of peat. Very mild bitterness and no hop flavour. Lots of malt sweetness, plenty of caramel, a bit of roastiness with a faint smoke character. Medium/full bodied with low carbonation. I liked the malt character in this one, not overly complex but tasty enough.

DrJay, Apr 06, 2007
Photo of Gaisgeil
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad little Scottish ale, a bit run of the mill but still quality and quite tasty.

Pours a deep tobacco red in color with a thin creamy white head that left a swirl in my pint. Nose is of smokey Scotch and burned sugar primarily with wafts of bready malt as well. Taste is similar, but a little thin with the alcohol a bit more present on the palate than 6.6% would indicate. Still a decent example of the style, but their wee heavy is much better in my honest opinion.

Slàinte!

Gaisgeil, Jan 01, 2006
Photo of stoutman
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear amber with a brownish head. Aromas of roasted malt, sweet fruit, touches of smoke, and alcohol. Flavor consisted of hops, pineapple, grapes, some sweetness. Overall, a fairly weak tasting scotch ale with nothing standing out from other scotch ales.

stoutman, Nov 27, 2005
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

sampler at the brewery. poured deep amber with a light tan head. aroma bitterness, light malts, a touch of sweetness, berries and a touch of alcohol. flavor, sourness, malts, honey, alcohol ( burbon) a good beer.this is one of their better beers.I hope y keep this one.

walleye, May 20, 2005
Photo of CRJMellor
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poura a drak marron color woith minor head as expected from a cask. Small but very sticky and persistent lace.
Aromas of pale and roasted malts, heavy hops, more floral than fruity and a hint of yeast.
Flavors or caramel, light peat. Back end has a touch of alcohol and very spicy finish. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel like a cask should be.

CRJMellor, Jan 18, 2004
Dragonmead 90 Shilling Scottish Ale from Dragonmead Microbrewery
84 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.