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Wallace Tavern Scotch Ale - Market Garden Brewery

Wallace Tavern Scotch Ale
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82
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%


Brewed by:
Market Garden Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hoptometrist on 07-05-2011)
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 6 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Brenden:
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Brenden

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looking like a Scotch ale, this beer is the reddish-brown color I expect from most. The off-white head is small and tight, fading away somewhat quickly and leaving spotty lacing as it goes.
This isn't a weak beer, but I think some are thrown off with it; it's more like a traditional Scottish ale in strength, but the profile is more like a Wee Heavy. The 6.5% ABV is telling, as it's also in the high range for a traditional Scotch but lower for a Wee Heavy. Anyway, it offers the usual caramel and toffee, bit of sugar and dark fruits without the cloying sweetness, or at least a sweetness that comes very close to cloying, typical to the heavier ones. There's a light note of breadiness with a very slightly nutty something and a nice addition of something woody and dry that further draws away from the sweetness.
The mouthfeel is good, fairly smooth off a light but brisk crispness. Again, this isn't as heavy a beer as some might expect. it works pretty well altogether, though.

Serving type: growler

07-05-2012 15:14:30 | More by Brenden
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Stevedore

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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xzqrut

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours out a very nice deep, rich dark brown to black, coffee esque appearance. This is a very nice roasted malt beer, and that dominates the smell and taste. Mouthfeel is not too much or little of anything, not too heavy or too light, not too crisp. Overall a nice scotch.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2012 14:02:07 | More by xzqrut
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-21-2012 02:40:15 | More by cynical1027
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3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Visited the Market Garden for a wintery taster with a high school buddy. The beer poured a dark amber/brown color with off white head and no lace. The smell was very weak...with subtle caramel malt. The taste is mostly caramel malt The mouthfeel is medium body with good carbonation. Overall it was a decent beer, no the best scotch ale i've had.

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2012 02:01:23 | More by WoodBrew
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Doodlesby

Indiana

3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got a Growler for the Pops on a recent trip to Cleveland, the brewery/brewpub is located right next to the West Side Market. While in the brewpub sampled 6 for $15.

Poured into a Sam Adams Pint glass.

Pours a nice Mahogany Red, head dissipates very quickly into only a rim of foam around the glass.

Its very hard to get a scent out of this beer other than the oak smell, I can also pick up on a sugary and caramel scent with some lingering malt.

The taste is malty, a bit light. Malts, oak, almonds and honey.

Mouthfeel is somewhat watery, but simple which can be a good thing especially for a scotch ale. It doesn't leave the mouth dry, and slides over the tongue nicely.

Overall: I didn't care for this beer much when I first tried it at the brewpub. I actually enjoyed the Centennial and the stout the most. On second tasting though I have a new found respect for this scotch ale as it does have a decent flavor for being a new start-up.

Serving type: growler

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2.93/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown color with hints of red along the edges and a off white head with no lace. The aroma is of caramel malts and toffee it is very faint and hard to get a good whiff. The taste is a caramel malt backbone there is hints of toffee and a slight sweetness to the beer. The taste is enjoybable but not very big. The mouthfeel is moderatley carbonated. Overall it was a decent beer, its not one of the big bold scotch ales that you can come across. It is enjoyable and a very easy drink.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2011 21:15:18 | More by goblue3509
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a short stemmed ale glass at Market Garden.

A- Poured a nice dark brown and reddish color with a one finger frothy head.

S- Butterscotch and caramel, not a strong aroma, but you get a nice whiff of what you would expect from a Scotch Ale

T- Butterscotch, caramel, and some light toffee. A little on the mild side as far as flavor.

M- A little bit of prickly carbonation with a slightly watery mouthfeel

O- Overall this was a little bland for the style, but nothing off-putting about the beer. I had a pint of the Scotch Ale as well as a few samples of the other beers. This was my favorite out of the bunch. It was a drinkable beer, but not all that complex. Seems like they are playing it pretty safe with their beers, but not a single bad beer in the bunch, just not anything that will knock your socks off.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2011 16:23:30 | More by Hoptometrist
Wallace Tavern Scotch Ale from Market Garden Brewery
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