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Scotch Ale - Guadalupe Brewing Co.

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Scotch Ale
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Guadalupe Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Lawl3ss on 04-18-2013)
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler to stemmed tulip pint. Keg to pint ~ 3 hours.

Look- Medium amber, half-finger of tight, frothy head. Good retention for a growler, nice lacing.

Smell- Caramel, toasted biscuit, cream soda, full, herbal undertone.

Taste- Mild, toffee-oatmeal feel. Light herbal, vaguely smoky something but dominated by a robust browned biscuit. Earthy bitterness and mild roast aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, medium carb. Silky, full, fairly dry finish. Cleaner than anticipated. Mild-moderate warming for the ABV and style.

Overall- Atypical, but certainly welcome. Absolutely worth trying, I'll definitely be looking for it.

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32oz growler from Big Hops Gastropub poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a surprisingly clear ruby brown with 2 fingers of smooth, creamy tan head. Head lingers a bit.

S: Caramel, toffee, bready malt. Smells very sweet.

T: Much the same as the aroma, it tastes like caramel, toffee, sweet bread, with a character of oak. The alcohol decently hidden.

M - Smooth and creamy. Moderate carbonation, moderate body, and it is just insanely smooth feeling. A bit chewy.

O - One of my favorite scotch ales, second only to Dirty Bastard. Incredibly smooth, great sweet malt, this is an amazing beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle (6/19/14 bottle date) pours a light brown color with a modest tan head. Average retention and not much lace.

Nose is very nice...lots of toffee and caramel with dried apricot fruitiness. Rich malts, very deep. Very much to style.

Oak-y, rich malts rock out with their sock out! ranges from semi-sweet chocolate all the way to light caramel and toast. Sweetness level is perfect, just enough to offset the toast. Nutty, full and smooth is how I would describe the mouthfeel. I am really surprised by this beer, one of the better scotch ales I have had. Very good, I might even say one of the better Texas beers out there.

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A growler purchased from Premium Draught in Houston. I am very happy to see this.

A: Pours a dark, nearly opaque ruby red/brown color. An ultra fine tan head rises to two fingerings. Ultra fine bubbles, incredibly silky and creamy head. Plenty of lace is left as well.
S: Oh man, I like this. Toasted malt, light smoke/peaty aromas, and wood. Wow, I did not know this was oak aged until I looked it up on their website. Chocolate, light caramel sweetness. A great malt character in the nose.
T: Like the nose, this has a wonderful malt character that is very well balanced. Toasted malt, baked bread, light smoke, and the woody/oak flavor. Chocolate, vanilla, and light caramel malt. A total malt bomb that is incredible.
M/D: A medium body with ultra fine carbonation, which I could have guest from the look. So smooth. This is like silk. I can not tell the alcohol here at all. The incredible malt balances makes this a treat to drink.

Yep, I am a fan. I might like this better than Real Heavy for the best regularly made Texas Wee Heavy. Nothing is over the top, and everything is in balance. Which is perfect for the classic Wee Heavy style. I am very impressed by this. Highly recommended.

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Scotch Ale from Guadalupe Brewing Co.
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