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Gritty McDuff's Scottish Ale - Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company

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Gritty McDuff's Scottish AleGritty McDuff's Scottish Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

105 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
It takes a brave beer to stand up to a Maine winter. Gritty McDuff 's Scottish Ale is returns every January to help you weather the season. Scottish Style Ale is our interpretation of the robust brews native to Scotland. Generous quantities of Pale malt along with Munich and Caramalts give this ale a deep and complex profile. Scottish Style Ale is just a shade darker than our Bitter, with a rich, slightly sweet first impression on the palate that rounds out to a satisfying maltiness and a medium-dry hop finish. At 6.3% ABV it's hearty but not overwhelming. Sure to please the Braveheart in all of us.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-25-2002)
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Reviews by sraimondi:
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sraimondi

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with a 1 inch tan head with some spot lacing which hangs around. Gorgeous medium to deep copper color.

The smell is sweet biscuity malt, per the Light Scotch Ale style. Some slight raisan smell as well.

This one's all about the malt in the taste. Definite caramel as should be the case. On the sweet side without the balance that I usually like; but not cloying.Very faint taste of smoke, but not assertive enough to really make an impression.

Mouthfeel is nice and round, not quite creamy, but very pleasant.

Overall a good example of the Light Scotch Ale style (60/- shilling) from one of my favorite places to hang out in Portland. The ABV is pretty well masked & the overall experience is very satisfying. Good job!

Steve

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2008 20:13:40 | More by sraimondi
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Clear copper color. I had few of these in my Gritty Dozen mix pack and one looked pretty said with a fleeting head. Another had a head that stayed until the bottom the glass and strung up a few lacey ribbons. Looks polarizing.

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Gritty McDuff's Scottish Ale from Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
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