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Maxwell's Scottish Ale - Rivertowne Brewing

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85
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertowne Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mounty4Life on 02-16-2013)
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Photo of McNealc31
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Pours a deep amber that you can see through if you hold it up to the light. Not much in the way of aroma, but there are obviously some different malts going on. Starts out with a sweet caramel flavor with just a hint of smoke and wood at the finish. Almost no hop presence, as it should be. Good balance.

Smooth, good flavor. Quite nice.

McNealc31, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Rymish
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Rymish, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of BrentW425
4/5  rDev +6.4%

BrentW425, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Jho3325
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Jho3325, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of SWPA_Brew
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

SWPA_Brew, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of hilgart1
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

hilgart1, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Seanskn
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Seanskn, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of ThaHealer
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

ThaHealer, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of da_beers
4/5  rDev +6.4%

da_beers, May 28, 2014
Photo of ONUMello
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Mahogany color with a one-half finger latte-colored head
S: Sweet roasted malt, hints of coffee, toffee and iron
T: Largely matches the nose. Sweet toasted malt is the primary note along with underlying toffee
M: Medium-bodied, a bit sweet
O: Straight-forward, fairly tasty - I'd prefer this in the fall/winter vs drinking it now in the spring. Would be better with more complexity

ONUMello, May 16, 2014
Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

32 oz. growler filled yesterday poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a shimmering golden copper brown. A one-finger head of very tight and soft light khaki brown foam dissipates rather quickly, leaving a fine sheen of lace across the surface. Held to a full spectrum light, the beer is a deep but luminous ruby red. While the beer is clear, it also swallows most of the light that's on the other side of the glass.

S - Soft caramels with notes of butterscotch. Hints of light floral hops in the background. Touches of toffee when it warms in the glass. The nose also acquires a peat quality mixed in with the toast of the malts.

T - Moderately toasted malts with somewhat dark, dense caramels. Darker, almost smokey molasses emerges in the finish. Straightforward taste profile that's true to the style.

M - Carbonation is on the light side. Pretty thin body that's almost a bit watery, but, surprisingly, warming in the glass pulls it together better. Structure is integrated but simple and rather two-dimensional. Finish is a distinct end-stage that slowly fades away.

O - I really enjoy Scotch-style ales, especially those with a rich grain bill, high-ABV, and barrel-aging that attempt to capture the flavor profiles of their 18 year-old big brothers. While this isn't one of them, it is a pretty tasty and true take on the style that you can enjoy several pints of in an evening. Recommended.

BuckeyeSlim, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

TheNightwatchman, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Drknight, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of hinemk76
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

hinemk76, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

InspectorBob, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

lobos62, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This Scottish is far better than the other product I sampled from this brewery. It's quite good.

It pours dark and slightly opaque with a thin head. The aroma is a robust malty affair - very nice. The taste is a well balanced, easy drinking combination of malts that works quite well. It might be a bit tame for the style, but it is very pleasant, unlike some. The aftertaste likewise lingers a nice sweet, not too deep flavor.

I think this is a nice version of the style that is easy drinking. I probably will purchase it again especially since it is competitively priced.

schoolboy, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

MikeCactusGordon, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

cyrushire, Feb 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Tucquan, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Lare453, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

bf7, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Josh24
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer by far right now.

Dark color yet fairly light in abv and easy to drink all night.

Malty chocolate flavor and so smooth!

I have had this beer on tap and in a can and both are still my goto beer...

I enjoy all Rivertowne beers but this one takes the cake for me...give it a shot

Josh24, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

RomaniIteDomum, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

BeerForMuscle, Oct 05, 2013
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Maxwell's Scottish Ale from Rivertowne Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.