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Arcadia Loch Down Scotch Ale - Arcadia Brewing Company

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82
good

446 Ratings
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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 11
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
OG 1080; 28 IBU
Formerly called Arcadia Scotch Ale

(Beer added by: zerk on 10-02-2002)
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

trbst11, Jun 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

SkylerMartin, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Markus98, Jun 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

MidwestBA, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Kevinpitts, May 24, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown with a slight strawberry tinge when held to the light. 2 fingers of light beige head, no apparent cloud or carbonation.

S: Toffee, coffee, peat, heather, earthy, film developing fluid, slight rubbing alcohol.

T: Toffee, banana, light sweetness, rubbing alcohol, earthy, peat, clean linen. Some corn, light bitterness, coffee.

M: Thick, syrupy body, medium carbonation.

O: Well done. Reminds me of Skull Splitter, but a little less rounded or refined. Still, very well done.

patre_tim, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker, May 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

wrightst, May 04, 2014
Photo of lochef81
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This scotch ale pours a dark mahogany color with a generous off-white head that quickly gives way to a nice film and lacing. The aroma is very malty with hints of vanilla, alcohol, caramel, peat and a little yeast. The mouth is pleasantly thick and sticky. The flavor is malty but not overly sweet. It is a balanced blend of booze and earth. Not the best scotch ale I've had but not bad at all.

lochef81, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

ThatsStout, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

tommy5, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

JosephRAD, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

FrankHashimoto, Apr 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Beefytits4, Apr 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

msquared36, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jlmathis, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

pagesofphotographs, Mar 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

petermethot, Mar 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

thinwhiteduke, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

marcb105, Mar 15, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A scotch ale for $1.79 a single? Yes please! Poured into a pint glass.

A - A deep shade of brown clear in color with ruby hues. The head is great well over a 1/2 inch that settles to a thick ring. No real lacing.
S - Not very sweet or even hardcore peat smells you usually get. It does have some caramel and peat smells and no distinguishable ABV smells.
T - This is actually quite different than typical takes on the style the house yeast these guys use give it a very fruity taste. You get your English hops some peat malt and a touch of caramel. The taste is quite bitter and constant the the ABV is nowhere to be found.
M - Again I would say it drinks quite well for around 8% Light to medium is great for this ale.

Overall I can't say I like this more than Old Chub but I haven't been impressed with a Scotch ale in a while. Would really love to see what a bourbon treatment does to this beer. Worth picking up just for the cost really.

Not sure what the guy under me said its not naturally sour smell or taste. You got an infected batch bro.

DrDemento456, Mar 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

onlymurderers, Feb 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

zenithberwyn, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

HardyA, Feb 23, 2014
Arcadia Loch Down Scotch Ale from Arcadia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.