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Sheep Eater Scotch Ale - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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78 Ratings

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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 10
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Scotch Ales are some of the world's most flavorful beers. Scotland's cold, blustery climate lends itself to the growing of barley and oats, but not to the production of hops, which are almost always added sparingly.

The yeast must work at cooler temperatures than is customary for ales, resulting in maltier, cleaner, less fruity or estery, beers. The color often comes from black roasted malt, which imparts some dryness, but because of the lower attenuation and hopping rates, Scottish ales are almost always slightly sweet and incredibly drinkable.

Ours was brewed with black roasted barley, biscuit and peat-smoked malt. It was gently hopped, fermented cool and aged cold for weeks for smoothness. It is copper-brown in color, with some sweet maltiness and plenty of body.

(Beer added by: brownbeer on 01-13-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Almost sour malt taste, overall good, strong taste and smell, whole-mouth taste

moundbz, Oct 25, 2014
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2.36/5  rDev -41.6%

druthompson, Oct 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Hopmarc, Oct 19, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

TetonMike, Oct 17, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +15.8%

JVan, Oct 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

LoveStout, Oct 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

acurtis, Oct 07, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -3%

KlayWey, Oct 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Czequershuus, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

DaftPatrick, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Hellpop65, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Hopstout, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.85/5  rDev +20%

Big scotch malt nose, a hint of sour, spice, anise, cardamom.
Pours brilliant chestnut under a 2” finely bubbled foam cap with a light tan tint. Excellent lace.
Palate: Rich malts, caramel to toffee, sweet spicy English malt flavors, cardamom with a hint of Dr. Pepper, not a lot of hops.
Chewy, very creamy and smooth. Medium to medium low carbonation.

pat61, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

these beers from grand teton have let me down lately, but not sheep eater, its a perfect early fall beer and looks gorgeous molasses to mahogany red colored from the tap with a fizzy tan head. rich earthy malt base hits butterscotch for me, with a slight peach thing thats either genius or from a dirty line. there is a fruit element here though, dried and sweet, raisins and dates, its autumnal and welcoming. a touch of light alder smoke or something in the finish with the sweetness is a nice balance and the alcohol on this comes out just enough to tie it all together and be a warmer, without getting too hot. carbonation is also high for the style, but i appreciate its contribution to keeping it swift moving. these beers can stagnate, and sheep eater never does. its the peach that baffles me, is it in there or was something fruity pouring on this line before this went on? i may never know, but i like the whole package, its successful and different, im back on board with grand teton after this one.

StonedTrippin, Sep 20, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -19.8%

thelargeone, Sep 19, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -3%

Canada_Dan, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

tylerstravis, Sep 12, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +17.8%

phillanomatry92, Sep 07, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%

SD-Alefan, Sep 07, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -8.4%

mrjbrown27, Sep 06, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%

Jason, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

GClarkage, Jul 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

RBorsato, May 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jaydoc, Nov 23, 2013
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Sheep Eater Scotch Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.