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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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531 Ratings

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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 26
Gots: 88 | 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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Ratings: 531 | Reviews: 178
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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.

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4.03/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Four Peaks Kiltlifter Scottish Ale: I got to try a bottle of this brew at a conference in Phoenix. Deep amber color, thin head and little aroma. The flavor brings malt notes to the fore, and not much else. Feels a little thin for a Scottish Ale. This is a decent offering to partake if you are in the area. May as well support the local brew. It does not set the Scottish Ale world on fire, however.

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Poured a muddy brownish-orange with a finger of eggshell head. Weak aroma of toffee and hints of grassy lemon.

Moderate carbonation and a full, sticky mouthfeel. Toffee, dark fruit, and a bit of cocoa up front followed by honey, biscuit, and light spice on the finish.

This one is all malt but isn't too sweet -- the flavors come together nicely.

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