Tartan Ale - Port City Brewing

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

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(Beer added by: Chaney on 03-13-2012)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Off caramel/white head is produced with lots of snappy sounding foamy and bubbles. Fairly good three finger size there but settles rather quickly. Body color has lots of cola sized sticking bubbles to the glass and a dark red amber body.

Nose seems rather interesting. Kind of a woody malt, faint sweet backbone, a little bit of toast quality also.

A real good juicy mouthfeel on this and dense malt, but strangely flavor wise it doesn't seem to come forward. Nice rolling malts, a sense of sweet sticky breadiness, still can't get over the density on this low abv.

Overall though highly drinkable and worth trying. Certainly can enjoy it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 3/20/12
*From notes

A: Rich copper tone. A generous pour yields a 1.75 finger off-white head decent lacing.

S: Old world is a good way to put it. It really does smell like an old school European malt-first ale. Is that something really all that desirable, though? Meh - but for what it is, it ain't bad. Lots of earth floor, and you can literally feel the malts scratching your nostrils.

T: Rustic. Buttery bread and medium toasted grains make for a very malt forward profile. Inoffensive, and even better the longer it sits.

M: Not half bad, yet it goes without saying that Port City isn't rewriting the mouthfeel book with this one.

O: A pretty decent little ale. Port City is really coming around with their seasonal line up. An above average session beer for the malt men (and ladies) out there. It'd be a treat to share this with friends on a lazy Spring afternoon.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle

A - Slightly hazy red mahogony body beneath a 1-finger, tight-bubbled khaki head that fades rather quickly but leaves decent lacing. Light carbonation with small bubbles slowly rising up the side fo the glass

S - Malt-forward with maybe just a hint of hops. Caramel and swedish fish with a roasted finish.

T & M - Taste follows the smell but almost no hop bitterness which creates a smooth and creamy taste. Nice a malty and just a touch of sweetness that is by no means cloying. Mostly caramel malt with just a hint of milk chocolate. Light carbonation creates a nice, smooth mouthfeel that leaves the beer feeling wet as opposed to dry.

O - not overly complex but a very nice, tasty Scottish Ale. A growing favorite style of mine. I definitely enjoyed this and could easily session it.

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Tartan Ale from Port City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.