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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

501 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 501
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 20
Gots: 75 | 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
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this beer on tap in downtown Phoenix while on a trip for a concert. Must have drank about ten of them by the time the weekend was over. The taste is hard to describe, however I absolutely love it. Very packed with caramel and toffee notes with a smooth hop profile. I love this beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz. can purchased at Total Wine in Tempe, AZ (which fortunately survived a rough flight back to Boston).

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper with a head that quickly dissipates, leaving a slight rim around the glass. The one I had at the brewery was quite clear...it must be can-conditioned and I probably did not properly decant. Looks a little lifeless.

S: Aroma of dark fruit (currant, raisins) and toffee. Enticing, but a bit mild.

T: A caramel and toffee sweetness gives way to a gentle earthy hop bitterness and some woody notes. More fruit flavors throughout (the aforementioned and a little plum as well). No real smoke or peat notes to speak of, but a nice hint of whiskey hides just beneath the surface.

D&M: A slick, medium-bodied brew. Body is true-to-style, but a bit lighter than anticipated. Perhaps so the desert crowd can continue to quaff this in the summer months? Carbonation is light, making for a very smooth drink. I could drink several of these, provided I had some cheese on toast and a scotch egg or two!

Glad to see a solid attempt at a style that seems to not get a lot of attention, and even happier to see it in a place I expected to be awash in bad beer. Arizona, you did not disappoint!

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Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.