Service 1904 Scottish Stone Fired Ale - Phillips Brewing Company
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British Columbia (Canada)
3.45/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Had this a couple of times at the 'Tard and Wanker (as the B&B is known by some local wags). It was a hit with the non-beer people at my table and I was underwhelmed at first. The advertising makes you anticipate something special and what you get is pleasant/unchallenging (Phillips either goes with max alcohol and character, or anonymous - interesting dichotomy there). Sure, hot rocks may have been chucked in, but for all the difference it makes to the flavour profile, who could tell?
That said - I readjusted my expectations a bit and I finally came to the conclusion that what we have here is a legitimate go at the kind of ale you might actually get in a Scottish pub...80 shilling I believe they call it. Over her Scottish ales are very malty and strong (damn near every one would qualify as a Wee Heavy back in God's country) but for a session ale I think this is authentic. I know Phillips promised never to brew a beer under 5%, but I have a suspicion this weighs in at 4.4% or so. Alcohol content isn't advertised...anybody know the true % or OG?
Serving type: on-tap
09-29-2010 06:14:12 | More by pontcanna
Service 1904 Scottish Stone Fired Ale from Phillips Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.