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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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440 Ratings

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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 17
Gots: 46 | 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:
21 IBU

(Beer added by: mzwolinski on 09-24-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

DeirdreE, May 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

bespin15, May 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

JonPincus, May 26, 2012
Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a dimpled mug.

A – Pours a clear reddish-brown with a two-finger eggshell colored head. Small amount of patchy lacing.

S – Malt, caramel, campfire smoke. Medium strength aroma.

T – Malt bomb alert. Esters of caramel, toasted pumpernickel bread, and mesquite smoke. Hops subdued and stay way in the back, bringing bittering balance to the malt but not much else. Slight note of white pepper in the finish.

M – Big and chewy, with prickly carbonation. The combo works.

O – As a “Scottish Style Ale” it’s kind of a fail, as there isn’t really much peaty taste I normally associate with the style. But as simply a beer, it’s pretty darn good, with no major flaws. Bonus point for being by far the best craft option on tap at many a bar and restaurant in Arizona.

TempeBeerMan, May 20, 2012
Photo of Spiderbeerman
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

While on a work trip to Tempe, AZ recently we tried Kilt Lifter by Four Peaks and loved it. Kilt Lifter goes well with traditional pub grub. It looks nice and smell nice as well. It has a very good drinkability. I would order Kilt Lifter again in the future.

Spiderbeerman, May 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

duceswild, May 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

TXhomebrewer, May 13, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

clean amber pour with slight amount of head. smells of banana, bread, caramel, bacon. tastes biscuity, banana, caramel, honey, bbq smoked flavor. medium/light bodied.. nice and fizzy with a tiny amount of creamy feel.

for a scottish ale, this is outstanding - not exactly my favorite type of beer since they do tend to be pretty bland, but this is one of the best of its style.

facundoCNB, May 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

EddieJoe, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

Kaleena, May 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

JasonB, May 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

stortore, May 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

benweinfeld, Apr 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Ozzy2004Ironman, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

antoines15, Apr 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Olson8er, Apr 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

monaquee, Apr 15, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

MarkyMOD, Apr 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Number3red, Apr 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

JVan, Apr 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

buckyp, Apr 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

mhaugo, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Obtained as an extra in a trade, thanks go out to Lunch.

A: Pours a clear shade of red with a huge rocky white head. Retention is unreal, the head doesn't budge an inch. Thick, foamy rings of lacing seem cemented onto the glass

S: Malty and slightly juicy on the nose, as it should be. Caramel, toffee, treacle, crusty brown bread. Faint cocoa impression and slight spice. Juicy scents of apple and berry. Grassy and floral hops are just barely noticeable.

T: Sweet on the palate with tastes of treacle and cane sugar, caramel, candy apple, and fig newtons. Grassy and herbal hop tastes provide balance. Dries and leaves a quick finish of caramel, candy apple, and faint fruits.

M: Medium/thick in body and a little syrupy. Highly effervescent with a bottle-conditioned mouthfeel to it. The carbonation lifts and scrubs. There's a little warmth here too despite the relatively tame 6% abv.

O: This is a very solid Scottish ale, and you really don't see too many of these on the market. Seek it out.

ryan1788a5, Mar 30, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a little hotel water glass.

Looks brown amber, with little or no head. Fair amount of active carbonation, but almost no retention. Smell is mild, muted, smokey-ish.

Taste is quite nice. Fresh, but still rich malts and peaty flavor. Surprisingly refreshing.

Mouthfeel is thickish and slightly sticky. Overall, I'm glad I picked it up.

snaotheus, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Kev
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Kev, Mar 24, 2012
Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.