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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

188 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 15
Gots: 10 | 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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5/5  rDev +30.5%

a88fl1, Today at 10:53 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

ericjubeck, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DanGeo, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

stortore, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

malfunxion, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Phigg1102
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark with hints of amber and burnt caramel. Moderate tan head. Aroma of plum, cherry, molasses, and bread. More stone fruits and molasses in the taste as well as hints of chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied with a light to fair amount of carbonation. Very drinkable, one of my favorites of the style.

Phigg1102, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

KSMONHNYIL, Jun 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

green_plastic, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jzlyo, Jun 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

civicm87, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

schaffer9252, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

robear, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

timoteo833, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

zestar, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

fenlop54, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DrunkinYogi, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

mothman, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

gio540, Apr 24, 2014
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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.

metter98, Apr 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

KateK, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

weonfire, Apr 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

kvgomps, Apr 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

oso, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ParkbrauFan, Mar 18, 2014
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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.

MaximalC, Mar 18, 2014
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Sláinte Scottish Style Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.