Maxwell's Scottish Ale - Rivertowne Brewing

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%
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

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(Beer added by: Mounty4Life on 02-16-2013)
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Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My first try of this PA. breweries wares.Pours an amber/brown with a thinner light beige head atop.Toasted nuts and buttery aromas mingle with dark.A nice fuller feel with buttery caramel and toast flavors,some dark fruit wich is usually a bigger component for the style comes in the finish.A pretty decent malty offering here.

Photo of dankjohn
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of wac9
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

love this beer its dark its a scottish ale one of the better scottish ales hints of chocolate and butterscotch cant go wrong pouring this in a glass enjoy

Photo of McNealc31
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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.

Photo of Rymish
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BrentW425
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Jho3325
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of SWPA_Brew
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of hilgart1
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Seanskn
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of ThaHealer
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of da_beers
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of ONUMello
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
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

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of TheNightwatchman
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of hinemk76
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of lobos62
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of schoolboy
3.89/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of cyrushire
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Tucquan
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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Maxwell's Scottish Ale from Rivertowne Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.