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Tartan Ale - Port City Brewing

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Chaney on 03-13-2012)
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Reviews by biteme398:
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biteme398

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

04-08-2013 21:54:47 | More by biteme398
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-14-2012 00:04:14 | More by GiannaG
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

09-11-2013 22:58:11 | More by dieBlume
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-05-2013 05:04:17 | More by JoeD15
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05-08-2013 02:08:18 | More by Guden
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04-19-2012 19:43:35 | More by Bike2work
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Washington

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-25-2014 23:06:26 | More by DOCRW
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04-07-2012 00:26:58 | More by whitecluster69
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-21-2013 05:17:12 | More by Swift989
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-16-2014 01:06:38 | More by apasternak
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-25-2014 21:34:58 | More by zp6167a
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-05-2013 23:11:02 | More by Fusion7777
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-09-2013 13:36:44 | More by KevinGordon
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-31-2014 04:29:10 | More by DavidHume
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

03-27-2012 23:26:44 | More by smakawhat
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NickyBox

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-11-2013 00:41:12 | More by NickyBox
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev +2%

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.

03-22-2012 23:26:03 | More by Rhettroactive
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MrIncognito

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%

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.

04-16-2013 13:16:54 | More by MrIncognito
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Tartan Ale from Port City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.