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Squatters Wee Peat - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Zorro on 05-03-2014

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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 10
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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Spicy nose with fruit and peat smoke. Pours brilliant chestnut under a 1” lightly tan tinted foam cap that dissipates to a thick film. Big malt flavors sweetened by caramel finishing with spicy malt flavors, a touch of butterscotch, light toast and a balancing hop bitterness.

Photo of russpowell
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent brown/hazel with 2 fingers of sandy colored head. Great lacing & good head retention

S: Cakey, peaty, not much else

T: Follows the nose, dryness a well, just a kiss of leafy hops as well up front. Cakeyness & peatyness as this warms, some toastyness & toffee as this warms. Finishes cakey with a little bit of peat & leafy hops layered in dryness

MF: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation

Drinks pretty easy, this one of the better takes on the style, most times these seem to remind me of a water down wee heavy, not the case here. More one line with some 80 shilling ales I had in Scotland

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Squatters Wee Peat Scottish Ale has a very thick, cream colored head, a clear, somewhat bubbly, rust-brown appearance, and a good amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, mossy, bread crust, and hops in that British cellar mold style. Taste is of smoke, peat, medium-roasted and sweet barley malt, bread crust, and mild and mellow hop bitterness, with some acidity thrown in. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Squatters Wee Peat Scottish Ale finishes semi-dry, smoky, and highly drinkable.

RJT

Photo of Zorro
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear DARK amber colored beer with a small tan colored head. This is dark enough I could see how you could call it brown.

Malty smoky ale with a bit of medicinal funk and lots of caramel. Floral aroma smells a little like sage and heather.

Starts out malty and smoky with a big roasted grain flavor and an unexpected zap of banana flavor. Smoky bananas, that is what this tastes like. Some chocolate and a lesser flavor of coffee. Fair caramel malt backbone to the beer. Solid smoky flavor without getting in Rauchbier levels of smoke.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall not the best Scottish Ale ever but a very respectable one. I will not be turning one of these down at a BBQ.

Photo of mactrail
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Handsome dark copper color with plenty of long-lasting foam in the tall glass. Crystal clear. Sprightly mouthfeel and a sharper tang than most Scottish Ales.

Some peat flavor with that touch of sweet and woody. Still, it's less sweet than many of the style. It's refreshing, even. Light bodied but lots of flavor. A touch of bitterness at the end, but in the usual range.

Mellow and malty with a nice edge of dark roasted grain and a touch of woody astringency. I think it's a very drinkable a tasty Scotch-inspired brew. From the Utah State Liquor Store in Sugar House.

Photo of Wasatch
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Enjoy By: 8/27/14

Pours a nice brown color, nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger creamy off-white head, leaves some nice sticky lacing. The nose is malty, with some nuttyness. The taste is malty, and nutty. Medium body. Overall a pretty tasty brew.

Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear mahogany with a respectable head; quite a smattering of lace

Smell: Toffee and peat

Taste: A balance between the toffee and peat, up front, with the dryer peaty flavors moving to the forefront in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A pretty darn decent Scottish Ale; nicely done

Thanks, benkuhns, for the opportunity

Photo of mk3
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As a fan of Squatters beers I was a bit disappointed, there is just something missing, with the 5.6 I expected more body, and a bit more smoke considering the 'peat' .
Squatters guys, Don't misunderstand, I love your beers despite our screwed up Utah laws and this is far from a drain pour.

Photo of Jsteez
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep brown in color. Turns to an orange hue when held to light; 1 finger cream head that left some lacing behind, but not too much. Smelled woody and earthy, along with some caramel malt; tasted like bbq'd wood, toasted bread, smoked malt, smoked cedar, with a slightly sweet and dry and caramelized smoky wood aftertaste. I also picked up a little earthy spice as well. On the light bodied side for a 5.6% abv. Overall, a good beer!

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

beautiful new packaging on the squatters stuff, totally expert rebranding. i like this beer less than the bumper crop with similar label, but i like it well enough. good as a scottish, but minimally smokey and not as rich in feel and flavor as some of the better examples of the style. lots of malt on this one, obviously, rich molasses color, nice and heady, tan and lasting pretty well. it smells like candied dark fruit and raisins, as well as a hint of maple to the grain. no hops at all, but they dont really belong in the style anyhow. i wish for more body personally, its a little too light (and super low abv) for the style, but i like the flavors a ton, and the carbonation is right where it needs to be. not as complex as others either, maybe a good scottish style for someone who doesnt really know what to expect from the style. easy drinking beer like this is great though, making huge styles into session beers is rad. not amazing by any stretch, but i would absolutely buy this from time to time.

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Squatters Wee Peat from Utah Brewers Cooperative
82 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.