Bold Coast Pemaquid Ale - Sheepscot Valley Brewing Company

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Bold Coast Pemaquid AleBold Coast Pemaquid Ale

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sheepscot Valley Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A full-bodied Scottish Ale with a hoppy finish.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 11-03-2002)
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Photo of johnnnniee
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

On tap at the Damariscotta River Grille with Festero
Deep golden somewhat sweet with a little smoke. Decent brew, nothing earth shattering,but serviceable.

Photo of meehandennis
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of TeddyStriker
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of mscottjohnston
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint on tap at Sarah's Cafe in Wiscasset.

A: Leather brown. Wispy thin head.
S: Overpowering malt. Very faint smoke smell
T: Heavy on malt, with some nutty flavor.
M: Light body with subtle carbonation.
O: Fine for a while, but the malty flavor starts to overpower. Not much else going on here.

Photo of OhioBobcat
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mccallisters_dali
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of NHSTEVE
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of AndrewDeci
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Sammy
2.78/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at the Great Lost Bear. Sourish spicy flaour. Cloudy red with a significant head. A tad of hop aroma. They said this is how it tastes,it came recommended by patrons, and that is only something I would if really pressed, and even then I cannot finish a glass.Mouthfeel is blah.

Photo of BillyBrew
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of stevecooks
5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of LostHighway
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Great Lost Bear:

In a pint glass:

A: dark brown body with a small white one finger head, some rings were left in its wake

S: toasted brown bread, but also kinda like sourdough, smokey, earthy hops

T: smokey sweetness, hops in the background

M: medium; fairly sessionable; clean, malt-driven finish, sweet watery aftertaste

O: this is good for the style and pretty good to me

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I can sometimes be a fan of Scottish ales, so I had to try this one.

Deep mahogany pour, a bit turbid. Off-white/tan head, light. Small, but I'm guessing due to the pour. This has some stickiness to it.

Aroma and flavors center on the malt. It's sweet and bold, some peat or smoke just in the background. Earthy, some fresh nut and caramel. A hint of fruit...apple?...comes in the middle. A bit slick or flat it seems. A solid offering

Photo of terrymingle
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer on tap in various restaurants throughout midcoast Maine, and have also purchased growlers of this ale. It is a darker ale, and bold, but has a sweet flavor. Almost a caramel taste. Malt-y, and very good, with no bad aftertaste. Not very widely distributed, unfortunately. Wishing it was available in Central NY and not just in Maine.

Photo of sk8man121
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME.

A: Pours a semi-translucent mysterious shade of cherry cola with ruby highlights. No head at all; instead, a light ring clings to the edges perimeter of the glass.

S: Lightly roasted malts, fruity red berry esters. Subtle, yet appealing.

T: Juicy-fruit malts dominate. Bready center transitions into a slightly hoppy and bitter finish. Not entirely sweet; nicely balanced, actually.

M: Medium carbonation with decent body, although fails to cream-up adequately and thus drinks rather thin.

O: Sheepscot's Pemaquid Ale has quite a bit of a following in Southern Maine, as I assume it does in points north. Clean, refreshing and very drinkable (guessing the ABV to be around 4.5-5.5 percent), I can understand why people enjoy it. It won't blow you away, but then again something tells me it's not trying to.

A nice, almost sessionable small-batch ale.

Photo of Durge
3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A dark brown copper colored brew with little sign of a head and no lacing as poured chilled at the Great Lost Bear in Porland, ME.The aroma is a fairly weak maple malt with maybe a hint of evergreen. The flavor offers a watery coffee/iced tea malt with a prevailing tart apple bite. It's also a little woodsy, revealing a bit of its Scottish intentions but this is pretty thin bodied and aqueous if you want a satisfying result, for me. Modestly carbonated, at best, more like a cask ale, and just not enough guts to make a good grade. It does carry a decent grassy/evergreen type bite. It's not that far off, but it's not there. Fair drinkability if you like the tart flavor enough, but not something I will repeat most likely.

Photo of bishopdc0
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at the Great Lost Bear.

The look is a red amber color transparent with a decent head formation.
The aroma is sweet and malty. It is full of crystal malts hints of roasted crystal malts round out this Scot ale.

The drink on this beer is very good considering the amount of flavor. it is smooth and easy to drink and doesn't fill you to quickly.

Photo of Jwale73
3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz. bottle picked up in Waterbury, VT. Served in a standard pint. Pours 80% head - tan in color, sizzling and rocky. As head gradually collapses it reveals a semi-hazy amber liquid. Head eventually settles into a semi-consistent skim of a cap with textured clumps of lacing revealed during the tasting. Nose is somewhat yeasty, followed by a slightly pungent character somewhat reminiscent of cheese. There's also a trace of fruity malt in the mix. Taste follows nose, with the addition of a nutmeg or allspice; however, it's all a bit watered down and there is a slightly metallic tinge to the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium (but closer to light) with a pleasant, even carbonation and a fairly clean finish. Not a bad representation of the style, but the metallic flavor kills it for me.

Photo of mdfb79
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From 7/11/10 notes. Picked up at Stateline Liquors.

a - Pours an amber-brown color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation.

s - Smells of toasted malts, vanilla, and fruit.

t - Tastes of spices, fruity malts, and fruity hops.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - An ok ale, but nothing really jumped out at me in the smell or taste. Wouldn't buy again.

Photo of lehows
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at The Lobster Pound in Lincolnville. Poured a beautiful brown color with off-white head. Clean aromas of crisp malt and bread on nose with a super creamy malted caramel flavor. Highly drinkable for a scotch ale, I wish I could get my hands on this at home. Definitely recommend.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap near pemaquid point, poured into a plastic pint glass.

Pours a fairly dark brown with a very small light brown head. Nose is light and malty with a bit of sweetness.

Taste is really similar to the nose, quite malty an sweet - there's a bit of a spiciness like nightmeg or something. The finish is a bit yeasty but nice. Refreshing out at the ocean!

Photo of brentk56
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy caramel color with a thick head that delivers splashes of lacing and good retention

Smell: Plenty of caramel in the aroma with an interesting mineral twist

Taste: Opens with a malty caramel flavor that adds a bit of the mineral and hop elements by mid-palate; after the swallow, the sweeter malt flavors dominate but the mineral elements persist into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: An OK Scottish ale; some unusual elements but not something I would likely seek out again

Thanks, mikeale, for the opportunity

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Bold Coast Pemaquid Ale from Sheepscot Valley Brewing Company
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