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Scotch Ale - Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

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Scotch AleScotch Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

100 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub) visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001)
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour gives a brew of deep red-brown. It is dark, but translucent, with carbonation visible around the glass. It initially throws a tannish head, but it immediately dissolves to speckled bubbles sitting across the surface. The odor is both malty and sweet. The latter is lent by apricot, cranberry, and passionfruit. There are also mild suggestions of citric hops and alcohol. The taste begins much like the aroma. There are obvious malts, with a mixing of grapey fruitiness. This becomes enhanced as the carbonation rolls the sweetness from end to end over the palate. The finish is a bit boozy, but otherwise clean with the simple tastes from the beginning, that never really left at all. This is true through to the aftertaste, which breaths with those same grapes and berries. The body is medium, with the carbonation towards the higher end of the spectrum. Despite the astringent fruitiness, the mouth is left surprisingly watery. It is not coated, but rather satiated. The abv is within range and the beer has a nice drinkability.

Overall, what we liked best about this brew was the overpoweringly fruity and, borderline tropical, aroma. It also gets bonus points for being local. That aside, the unexpected aroma was followed appropriately by a uniquely fruity taste, making for a solid offering.

Serving type: growler

12-16-2010 04:35:16 | More by TheBrewo
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Scotch Ale from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
88 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.