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Scotch Style Ale - Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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Scotch Style AleScotch Style Ale

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very good

64 Ratings

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RoyalT on 04-08-2004)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Robust foam on the dark amber brew poured in the tall Timmermans goblet. Lots of carbonation and a sudsy and malty mouthfeel. Fruity nose with some drak grainy aroma.

Rich and malty without being too sweet. There is just a tang of smoke with some apple and melon fruitiness. Dark roasted malt, some cedar woodiness, and blackberries with the seeds. A peachy hint is really pleasant. Modest barky bitterness for the aftertaste. Dark caramel with a slight sweetness lasts throughout.

I would agree this is not such an authentic Scotch ale, but I often like the American interpretations as well or better than the traditional styles. In this case it's a very drinkable malty brew. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Ken's Market in North Seattle.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pours up pretty much no head and what little there is gone quickly. The head is a medium, dirty beige while the body is a muddy and dark maroon which glows a dark amber when held up to the light. There is no lacing at all.

Nose- Lacks presence. Roasted malts, a little bit of coffee, a little bit of caramel which tends to hint at bubblegum. The bottle mostly shows roasted notes while the glass shows more complexity. Burnt coffee notes, some sourness, and toast come out after some swirling.

Taste- Starts off fairly faint but responds with a flavor profile that is pretty reflective of the nose. Bubblegum, unfortunately, seems to dominate but is well balanced by muted coffee and roasted notes. I have to agree with many of the previous reviewers: this beer isn't bad, it just doesn't have a lot going for it. Weak notes of caramel but no suggestions of molasses, brown sugar, or raisins that you find in many scotch ales. Messiness is easily forgivable in a scotch ale but thinness, not so much. Subtle woody bitterness mixed with caramel but a very watery finish. Some hints of raisin and a little bit of oak start to come out as it opens up more, but this is still pretty thin.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied but watery for a scotch ale. A little too much carbonation.

Drinkability- Easygoing but very boring. This was a gift but I would guess that this was 5 to 6 bucks which is way more than I would ever pay for this beer.

Overall- A little better than average. Below average for the style. If you like scotch ales, I would pass. If you really don't care, maybe give it a try?

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Scotch Style Ale from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
85 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.