Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale - Pike Pub & Brewery
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3.86/5 rDev +7.8%
Poured from a long neck bottle into a Shaker pint. A moderate pour yields about 1/2 inch of off-white head that quickly retreats. A little bit of sticky lace clings to the glass. Carbonation is fairly low. The beer is a yellowish-brown with ruby highlights.
I perceive a faint scent of earthy hops, and a very distinctive caramel malt and maybe a burnt sugar or brown sugar aroma. The flavor is pretty unique with a definite sweetness that is quite appealing- it tastes and smells very much like a caramel roll. Maybe also some molasses, and a bit of honey. Just enough bitterness on the tongue to balance the sweetness a tad. The beer is malty and sweet, but also has a subtleness and complexity that make it stand out. Perhaps also a bit lighter in body than most examples of the style.
This beer was pretty expensive, at nearly $10 a six pack, but I figure it's good to splurge on some good beer on occasion. This was enough of a taste treat to make it worthwhile.
06-15-2013 05:32:10 | More by archyquaffer
4.09/5 rDev +14.2%
I like this beer it has a good malty flavor . The smell is average. I like the taste and mouthfeel this beer is a must try . It is an above average beer not to bitter at all . Try this out when you see it. You will not be dissappointed you may actually even like it its a great session beer with the buds no doubt.
05-15-2013 08:06:44 | More by Preiliboy
2.91/5 rDev -18.7%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a conic pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. No best-by date. Reviewed live.
A- Quarter-inch sliver of fluffy off-white head. Quickly erodes to a shimmering top over an amber body with medium clarity. Semi-hazy. Not very impressive.
S- Caramel malts, slightly grassy, eggy (?).
T- Spicy, caramel malts and grassy. It's interesting in flavor. Not great though.
M- Kind of grainy. Dry finish.
O- Well below average. I enjoy this style, but this beer misses it.
04-09-2013 05:56:27 | More by Murrhey
3.51/5 rDev -2%
Appearance-slightly hazy reddish orange, 1/2 finger of off white foam that disappears immediately. It has a high alcohol or sugar content because it has legs like a wine.
Aroma- carmel , bandaids light apple and citrus fruit?!.
Taste- carmel butterscotch and band aids. I think a combination of high kettle caramelization and slightly vegetal tasting hop makes for and interesting and earthy ale. The hops more or less balance out there is a slight pine in the finish though.
Mouthfeel- seems right on a bit syrupy, but the booze is well disguised. Lower effervescence is spot on.
Overall- I think a decent representation of the style. It improves as it warms in the glass I think I would like to see it a touch clearer in the glass, and maybe a touch less boozy.
04-07-2013 17:39:10 | More by Uncle_Jimmy
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.