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Sláinte Scottish Style Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Sláinte Scottish Style AleSláinte Scottish Style Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 14
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mobius387 on 12-17-2011)
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KSMONHNYIL

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-24-2014 15:08:05 | More by KSMONHNYIL
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green_plastic

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

06-19-2014 16:11:56 | More by green_plastic
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-17-2014 21:48:00 | More by jzlyo
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civicm87

New York

3/5  rDev -21.7%

06-15-2014 20:15:54 | More by civicm87
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schaffer9252

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-14-2014 19:45:05 | More by schaffer9252
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robear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-24-2014 17:02:51 | More by robear
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timoteo833

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-11-2014 03:17:21 | More by timoteo833
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-10-2014 07:53:40 | More by zestar
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fenlop54

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-06-2014 17:44:38 | More by fenlop54
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-02-2014 03:42:22 | More by DrunkinYogi
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-28-2014 16:52:02 | More by mothman
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gio540

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-24-2014 07:58:41 | More by gio540
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metter98

New York

3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar; closer inspection reveals traces of dark red near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a half finger high tan head.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts and smoked malts are present in the nose—peat seems to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is rather malty and has both flavors of caramel and smoke. Only faint hints of bitterness are perceptible, although there's just enough hops in this from keeping it from becoming a malt bomb.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be very easy to drink for a Scottish Ale but is rather easy to drink. I found it to be enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 02:39:00 | More by metter98
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KateK

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

04-15-2014 03:57:53 | More by KateK
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weonfire

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-11-2014 03:44:42 | More by weonfire
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-10-2014 04:50:12 | More by kvgomps
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oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.7%

03-18-2014 03:49:26 | More by oso
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ParkbrauFan

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-18-2014 03:04:56 | More by ParkbrauFan
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MaximalC

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark chestnut in color with ruby highlights and a moderate cap of khaki froth with good retention. Broad sheets of lacing linger along the periphery as the beer descends. Complex aroma smells of dark fruit, molasses, dark chocolate, caramel, and a hint of peat and cherry cough syrup. The presentation is pretty much exemplary for the style.

The taste features toasted bread, plums, currants, dates, and a hint of molasses. A dash of herbal hops lend contrast and a slightly medicinal twinge, manifesting mostly in toward middle. Hints of milk chocolate begin to appear as the beer warms. Residual sweetness lingers on the lips. The complex malt profile reminds me of O'So Night Train, though they're technically different styles. The body is on the thin side, giving it a loose mouthfeel that doesn't quite lend the taste the support it deserves.

Overall, this is a fine Scottish ale, one of the best I've tried. The presentation and complexity are both excellent. A more robust body would really elevate this brew to the next level.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 01:15:20 | More by MaximalC
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TGanyone

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-17-2014 00:50:43 | More by TGanyone
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t2thebro

Iowa

4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A- pours dark brown with reddish orange highlights.
tight head that dissipates quickly into a small layer on top.

S- malty, raisin, toasty toffee, dates, some earth hop in the faint background.

T- starts sweet smooth and hints of dark caramel, hazelnut. Then nice dry bitterness moves in and a bit of alcohol flavor not off putting though. Finishes dry with a smokey, chocolate hazelnut flavor which lingers paired with a slight alcohol aftertaste.

M- smooth medium bitterness and carb.

O- amazing balance. These beers are often to sweet with nothing to balance.
This beer I could recognise three facets to the flavor, sweet to start, nice bite to dry the sweetness in the middle and a huge flavor in the end that gains clarity from the dry middle. Best Scottish ale I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 00:48:23 | More by t2thebro
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-16-2014 18:53:34 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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lionnusmb

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-15-2014 12:25:55 | More by lionnusmb
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-14-2014 01:08:52 | More by tdmccarthy
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pokal glass.

A - Dark brown with good clarity. Tan head holds a solid cap for the style. Tons of lacing.

S - Rich caramel and chocolate malt. Hinting at some ripe red fruit. Mild roasty notes. Grassy hops.

T - A very even flavor profile throughout. Munich malts with a touch of some caramel. Sweetness perceived early with a fruity yeast quality but dries out on the backend nicely from some bitterness. Little bit of acidity in there. Earthy hop flavors on the backend leave this beer perfectly balanced for the style. Lingering roast replicating swallowed coffee grounds.

M - Medium to medium-full body, light carbonation, semi-dry.

O - Quite a memorable scottish ale. Well-crafted balance that lets the traditionally malty beer give way to some bitterness and delicate hop aroma and flavor. Some strange acidity threw me off a bit but doesn't ruin my experience. Many breweries carry a scottish ale that is truly Americanized but this is modern yet traditional.

Recommendation - One more for the malt lover and much fresher than any import you can find on the shelf at any liquor store. If you see it, grab it.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 02:16:02 | More by Jparker37
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Sláinte Scottish Style Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.