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McGarvey's Scottish Ale - Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

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McGarvey's Scottish AleMcGarvey's Scottish Ale

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AtLagerHeads on 03-29-2003)
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
Photo of DoubleJ
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

At $2.50 a pint during Happy hour, I had to try it. On to the beer:

Served in a pint glass, it's dark orange to amber in color. The scent is semi-sweet, with biscuit and smoke dancing around the more dominaating caramel. Now we move on to the taste, and get more of the same, with a brush of grain and a bready dryness at the end of each sip. Pretty good example of a Scottish Ale.

DoubleJ, Aug 12, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of magictrokini
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. Pours clear brown with red highlights and a short off-white head. Caramel and molasses in the aroma, with some smoke. Nutty taste with a fair amount of caramel and toffee. Earthy malt and roasty finish. One of their better non-IPA regulars, but nothing special.

magictrokini, Dec 10, 2008
Photo of IntriqKen
3.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown (low lighting in Pub made it difficult to see tones).
Small head that disappated quickly but lacing remained.
Aroma was weak (due to beer being too cold<?>) but scents of toasted malts, light coffee, and nuts.
Mouthfeel was rich and rewarding....tiny carbonation on the tongue and light alcohol burn.
Tastes like sweet malts, coffee, and very nutty.
Nice with pizza!

IntriqKen, Mar 09, 2006
Photo of Sammy
2.65/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Carmel County Road. no aromas detected. A bit of head and some lace on mahogoney amber body. Molasses and sweet and drinkable, a little bitterness. Carbonation is above average as is most of the line.Did not get much in the way of toast or smoke.

Sammy, Feb 11, 2007
Photo of MiScusi
4.22/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Oggi's Corona, CA location. Poured a light shade of brown with reddish tint to it, and the smell and taste had a nice toasty character to it. The mouthfeel was lighter medium with light carbonation. Not overly complex but delivered a nice malt character.

MiScusi, Mar 11, 2007
Photo of Gmann
3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice honey/ruby brown color with a dense khaki colored head that had a nice creamy texture and settled into a nice cap. The aroma is quite faint, some lightly toasted malt and some grains, that is about it. The taste is quite watery but does have a touch of roasted malt qualities, a bit metallic with a tin like bitterness, and some light lemon. The feel is light to moderate with soft to tingly carbonation; finishes dry and astringent, not that pleasant. For a style that should be malty and smooth, this is anything but. The flavors are ok, but the feel is very atringent. Much better samples of the style out there.

Gmann, Sep 19, 2009
Photo of sneth019
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

sneth019, May 23, 2014
Photo of Gusler
3.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cask @ Real Ale Fest
The beer pulled a deep brown with a nice tan head, creamy in texture and the lace a decent sheet. Nice sweet malt nose, caramel, start was sweet and nicely malted with the top moderate in feel. Finish was mild in acidity, the hops purposeful in their spiciness, dry and a nice change of pace from those addictive California IPA’s.

Gusler, Jun 15, 2004
Photo of danwho
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

danwho, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of sjmad23
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

sjmad23, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

FLBeerGuy, May 02, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
1.88/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: dark cola-molasses color. Minimal head and no lacing.

S: caramel malts and some of the molasses sweetness.

T: strange. None of the caramel from the nose. Slightly sweet.

M: again, dry. Light body and moderate carbonation.

D: not good. Too dry and not very flavorful.

Thorpe429, Apr 18, 2009
Photo of mytireisfat
1.63/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

P: 22oz brown bottle. no best by date. Back of bottle says: Gold award winner, 2008 world beer cup.

A: No head. Dark red in color. no lacing.

S: Toffee smell, roasted malt.

T: First of it is really light. almost like water. very weak. some malt flavors, but very little. a flat taste for a finish. it taste like unfinished beer.

M: Light body. and no carbonation.

D: will never buy again. its not a good beer. its almost like they started it, and for got to condition and carbonate it... i would pour it down the drain. but i have no other beer... maybe i got a bad beer?

mytireisfat, Jul 17, 2010
Photo of ReggieWeiss
3.75/5  rDev +14%

ReggieWeiss, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of charlzm
3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 11/05/07 at Oggi's Santa Clarita, CA.

Caramel brown color, good carbonation and proper modest head. No aroma (what's with Oggi's beers with no smell?). Sweet, grainy malt with brown sugar/molasses notes. Clean finish. No detectable hop character. A small, unremarkable Scottish Ale.

charlzm, Jun 09, 2008
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Oggi's Tustin

A: The beer pours an amber color with a small off-white/khaki colored head.

S: Amazingly, the expected aromas of toffee, toast, and bread are there with a moderate caramel sweetness to it. Minimal hop aroma and a hint of stone fruits.

T: Pleasant flavors of toffee and toasted bread are most of what you're going to get here. Some caramel sweetness to the beer with a hint of earthy hops and a mild spice flavor.

M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation.

O: An Oggi's beer that isn't horribly offensive? Sign me up.

womencantsail, May 17, 2011
Photo of ralphw56
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ralphw56, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of PunkFloyd
4/5  rDev +21.6%

PunkFloyd, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Zbeetleman
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Zbeetleman, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of SteveO1231
3.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark reddish/brown little head. Served a bit too cold. Nice malty sweetness. Kind of a dry roasted barley finish. This brew tasted pretty good on this night. Nothing outstanding. Pretty safe brew. I enjoyed this brew with the Italian Stallion pizza. Complimented my pizza well.

SteveO1231, Nov 21, 2005
Photo of HopHead84
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

9/10/2011

On tap at Oggi's Carmel Mountain.

A: Dark crimson with a frothy beige head. Good retention, and residual web-like lacing is left behind.

S: Bread and caramelized notes with a little peat and earth. Malt is rich and dominant.

T: Rich caramel melds with baked bread and toffee. There's a low bitterness accompanying earth and light smoke notes.

M: Upper medium body with a creamy moderate carbonation.

Overall: A pretty good Scottish Ale. Definitely the best beer I've has from Oggi's today thus far.

HopHead84, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of beerpadawan
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of BrewMaster
3.43/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours with a burnt amber to brown color. Not much head on the beer but it delivers a sweet and sour aroma with a bit of cherry pit. The flavors is sweet and malty with distinct caramel malts up front. But otherwise it is uneventful. The sweetness does not hold form through the whole taste and the ending is a bit jumbled. It is light on the palate compated to Scottish Ales and would not be something I would order again becuase it is just not that great.

BrewMaster, Nov 07, 2004
Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

M y favorite at Oggi's. This is a good looking beer; absolutely clear dark amber with a tan head that thins out too quickly. The nose is a light malty affair which repeats in the taste. the grain sense from the dark grains also appears in the taste. I noted only very light lacing. This beer was quite smooth and drinkable, but the alcohol may be somewhat higher than listed as it appeared to pack a bit more punch than expected. Just a bit sweet in the finish. Advertised as an export-style Scottish.

AtLagerHeads, Mar 29, 2003
Photo of beerguy101
2.9/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Medium amber color. Aroma is very neutral, only slightly smoke and malts. A medium bodied ale. Malts are nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are grapefruity, with a touch if cherry and mango? Not a lot of peat or smoke, it tastes more like an amber ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

beerguy101, Sep 13, 2003
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McGarvey's Scottish Ale from Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.
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