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Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale - Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery

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Kilt Lifter Scottish Style AleKilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

502 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 502
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 20
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mzwolinski on 09-24-2002

21 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured a crystal clear amber color with a nice, creamy white head. Malty, caramel nose with an occasional fleeting sense of smokiness. Rich malt flavors with a strong herbal, grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a lively carbonated feel on the tongue; dry finish.

A good malty ale, clean and bright although it seemed a bit too fizzy with the mouthfeel.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass (~1/3 pint)
From: A Chevron in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: $8.99 for mixed 6-pack
Purchased: May 15, 2013
Consumed: May 15, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel, copper, amber color, just a tad darker than the 8th Street Pale Ale, with 1-2 fingers of khaki tan head. Lots of spider web foamy lacing on the side. Average retention on the top.

Smelled lots of malts - caramel, toffee, iced tea and roasty. Some rye hops as well. Sugary and sweet.

Tasted close to the smell with arguably a bit more flavor. Caramel, toffee, apple, nutty and sweet sugary malts. Candied sugary apple. I don’t know why but it really tastes better than I thought.

Light-to-medium body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Long, watery finish.

Very nice beer. I would certainly get some more.

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3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly hazy and cloudy orange copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, pear, raisin, toast, bread, floral, light peat, and floral earthiness; some light phenols as well, but not too bad. Some nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity; the phenolic note knocks it down a bit. Taste of caramel, toast, raisin, pear, bread, floral, light pepper, light peat, and floral earthiness; slight phenols noticed after the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, toast, bread, floral, light pepper, light peat, and earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance of flavors with solid complexity; good robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. The phenolic note was noticeable, but not too detracting. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice Scottish ale. Good balance of malt/fruity flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.