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Ballantrae - Mystery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Mystery Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: oberon on 01-22-2013

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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 4
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3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best if consumed by March-3-2013.Part of the "Session Line" winter lineup,a 60/- shilling Scottish style ale.Poured a rich deep bronze with a creamy off white 1/2 finger head that held well,great color and a nice head.Caramel and toffee reaaly stand out in the nose,it almost has a butterscotch nose to it.Obviously a malt driven palate according to style,caramel/toffee and some hints of vanilla,there is a faint smokiness to it,finishing with a lingering shortbread cookie dough note.This is a rich beer for how "small" it is,it has a light but very smooth feel.I like this alot and will likely drink the whole growler tonight.

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Photo of tdm168
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Flying Saucer Raleigh

A - dark brownish amber with a thin, soft, white head that fades to a thin lacing

S - caramel, a bit sweet, some faint sugar, faint peat

T - caramel, peat, some smoke, earthy

M - smooth, well carbonated, medium bodied

This was a nice scottish ale. It was full-flavored and very sessionable. I was impressed that there was so much flavor in such a low-ABV beer. If you're a scottish ale fan, this is one you should try.

Photo of Nctide
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle. It has a dark brown appearance. There was aggressive carbonation on the initial pour.

This is a well made beer. I initially got caramel malt taste but an almost dunkel Weiss quality built with some clove and bread notes. This may be one of the most flavorful sub-4% abv beers I've had.

Photo of Amedlin18
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Lots of carbonation. Lot of flavor for a 3.5 abv beer.

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Ballantrae from Mystery Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.