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Columbus Scottish Ale | Columbus Brewing Company

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3.56
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Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company
Ohio, United States | website

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wingman14 on 08-12-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of ndekke39
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Split a 12 oz bottle with my brothers as part of a home CBC beer tasting. No freshness date on the bottle. Poured a clear, dark caramel color. Very small head in the glass. Smells mostly of toasted malt. Pretty good for a Scottish ale. Taste focuses on the barley, too. Blooms late in the tasting. Medium creaminess; again good for a Scottish ale. Very easily drinkable. Not the most complex character for a Scottish ale, but a good example nonetheless

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Photo of beveritt
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a standard pint glass. There is some code on the bottom of the nottom, but I am not sure how to read it. I got this 6 pack from a Kroger, so I am betting it is pretty fresh. The crown cap on this one is a plain cap, no logo. I like that. I don't know why, it just seems that I can picture someone like me making this in their kitchen and slapping a label on it.

Appearance: A nice, clear mahogany color. Initially has a half inch head, but that falls pretty quickly to just some spotting on top of the brew. There is a steady stream of bubbles coming up.

Smell: Caramel and malt. Not a real strong smell.

Taste: No one flavor sticks out, You can taste the maltiness and pick up flavors of caramel, but nothing comes to the front. The finish is a little hint of hops and some residual sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Decnt body, not as much as I expected from this style. Carbonation could be toned down a bit.

Drinkability: Despite some characteristics of th style that I think are missing, I think this is a very drinkable brew.

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Photo of wingman14
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark rich redish brown with a tan head. Smell is mostly malt with burnt characters. A very strong and inviting smell. The taste is the most roasted flavor I have found, very deep and rich, extremely malty, a great brew. Not as sweet as other scottish ales I have had, but the flavor is very strong leaving a long burnt and slightly bitter aftertaste. A decent mouthfeel, not a whole lot of carbonation, could use a little more bite. I really enjoyed this beer, it is packed full of as much flavor as they could jam into this brew, a great scottish ale. Check this out if you are in Ohio.

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Columbus Scottish Ale from Columbus Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.