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Sláinte Scottish Style Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sláinte Scottish Style AleSláinte Scottish Style Ale

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very good

57 Reviews
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Reviews: 57
Hads: 241
Avg: 3.91
pDev: 21.99%
Wants: 18
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: mobius387 on 12-17-2011

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Reviews: 57 | Hads: 241
Photo of mjpolzin
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An obvious comparison to me even before I had this beer was to Lake Louie's Scotch Ales with both breweries being local to me. Now I know technically this is a Scottish Style Ale and LL's are Scotch Ales but as far as I can tell the styles are basically the same.

This beer had a nice dark pour and the bitter, slightly sour taste that I expected (and like) from a Scotch Ale. There was also a subtle sweet aftertaste that I enjoyed. This one seemed to lack a little bit of the kick that I like from the Lake Louie offerings so hopefully my score reflects that I like this beer but not as much as it's competitor.

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Photo of wschmit
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. into a Duvel tulip.

A: A nice brown pour yields a thick, opaque body sporting a just-tan head with pretty good retention. Pretty.

S: Spot-on nose. A bit musty, malty, and earthy English hops. A touch of citrus, maybe some Maris Otter.

T: Again, spot-on. Good, slightly sweet malt with a clean profile. Mild citrusy-earthy hops reek of EKG. Straightforward, but thoughtful. Almost like Earl Grey, but with alcohol.

M: Full-bodied with thin carbonation. Perhaps it's a bit too filling, but I like it. Not boozy in the least.

O: For a much-debated style, it's pretty good. A maltier, boozier bitter, it scratches the itch, and is a very, very drinkable beer for a very, very agreeable price.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A) This is a deep brown, just a shade darker than a cola. There was about a half finger of tan head, that had a creamy look to it. The head dissipates quickly, leaving a thin collar. There was just a little lacing.

S) Not a powerful aroma, but some nice malt sweetness. There was something here that reminded me a bit of making smores.

T) This was not as sweet as the nose indicated, and really not as sweet as any Scottish Ale I've consumed in recent memory. There was certainly a deep roasted malt, but the flavor was only a little caramel. There was some smoke and kind woody/earthy flavor. The backend was a bit burnt and boozy.

M) It was lighter in body than the appearance would lead you to believe. It was a medium body with about the same in regards to carbonation. It was fairly smooth.

O) Admittedly, Scottish Ales are not one of my favorite styles, but I tend to enjoy most Central Waters offerings. Having said all of that, I still found this to be just okay. I would not likely seek this one out again.

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Photo of emerge077
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fresh seasonal from Central Waters, yes please...

Poured into a tulip, it's a dark mahoghany color, transparent in the light, but then appears opaque in the glass with the yeast poured in. A sticky, 3-D halo of foam juts out slightly from the rim of the glass, dripping in a stalagtite formation. Tan foam has a creamy smooth texture to it.

Rich aroma that seems to ebb over time a little, malted milk balls, chalky dark chocolate, toasted grain husks, something slightly raw and minerally.

Velvety smooth feel, wisps of peat smoke, and woody bitterness in the aftertaste, with some light malt sweetness up front. Some fruity yeast lends indistinct grape or currant notes. Finishes fairly dry and woody, not too sweet overall. Really enjoyable stuff, will look for more while it's in season.

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Photo of cdkrenz
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Mr. Mike Krenz for this great Christmas gift! A growler of Central Waters' latest release.

A - Deep dark brown body with a solid light tan head displaying excellent stamina. It started out at an inch and its still standing long after the pour. Very nice display.

S - A slight roasted aroma with a sharpened smokiness. Nothing overwhelming in the scent but rather just enough to make me want to take a drink.

T - Roasted caramel malts with a very nice presence of smoke. This is a very well done beer that I look forward to finishing.

M - Medium bodied with minimal carbonation to note makes for a smooth almost silky feel that might be better described as creamy.

~ This is another fine addition to an already proven line-up of brews offered by the crew at CW. This is one I hope they keep putting up on the shelves here in Central Wisconsin.

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Photo of adman08
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a deep dark ruby red with thick off-white head that leaves very good lacing on the glass.
S-Smoke is the first thing I notice. There is a bit of malty sweetness, a bit of a yeasty/bready smell, a slight brown sugar aroma. Almost zero hop aroma.
T-Very nice blend of smokey and sweet malt flavors. There is a small flavor of herbal hops. The sweetness amd smoke are by far most obvious.
M-Fairly sticky, full bodied but not something that will weigh you down. Moderate carbonation.
Overall, I was surprised by how much scotch ale type flavor this beer has. With the low alcohol I expected a much lighter beer but this has tons of flavor. It could use a bit more hop flavor but it's such a small issue. This is a sessionable beer with a huge amount of flavor, I'm a huge fan. I'm hoping Central Waters decides to turn this up a couple notches and make a full on scotch ale, maybe even something bourbon barrel aged.

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Photo of mobius387
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass, bottled on date of December

appearance: pours a chocolate brown with a thin brown head

aroma: slight malty nose, but not a very strong smell

palate: nice smooth feel to it with a medium body. flavor runs up the sides of the mouth as well as hitting the tongue.

taste: definitely the strong part of this beer, which is good cause its the most important. its a nice balance between barely flavors, a hint of chocolate and enough hoppy feel to it to really give it a robust offering.

overall: a pretty good beer by central waters. ive never seen this one before, but its definitely worth a try. its got more flavor than most scottish ales ive had before, and its more smooth as well.

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Sláinte Scottish Style Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.