Auld Skool Scottish Ale - Granville Island Brewery
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British Columbia (Canada)
3.84/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Granville Is. 'Auld Skool Scottish Ale' @ 6.25% , from the 'Black Note Book Series' , served from a couple of 650 ml bottle purchased for $5.30 each
A-pour is a copper from the bottle to a burnt amber in the glass with a small off white/tan head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-roasted peat malt , earthy
T-roasted barley , lots of different malts , so similar to the retired 'Scottish Ale'
MF-mild carbonation , weak full body
Ov-again ok beer , is this beer different from 'retired' or has it been re-labelled
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 19:37:44 | More by LampertLand
3.79/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
650ml bottle, the latest in the Black Notebook Series, and a fitting beverage to kick off this year's Robbie Burns night - no haggis nearby to pair with this, though, unfortunately (urp).
This beer pours a murky dark orange-tinged brown brick hue, with two skinny fingers of weakly foamy, and mostly just loosely creamy pale beige head, which leaves some decent layered cloud pattern lace around the glass as things quickly sink away.
It smells of semi-sweet biscuity caramel malt, some Welch's grape juice fruitiness, faint earthy smoke, bittersweet cocoa, wet raisins, and mild earthy, floral hops. The taste is more bready, lightly biscuity caramel malt, a touch of hard toffee, ethereal peaty notes, somewhat vinous dark fleshy fruit, soft milk chocolate, and tame earthy, leafy, and sort of grassy hops.
The carbonation is understated, and plainly frothy at best, the body a sturdy medium weight, and more or less smooth, a minor creaminess building as we merrily go. It finishes just on the sweet side, the malt holding tough, the smokiness wafting off, and the hops going into hibernation.
A pleasant enough Scottish Ale, the malt large and in charge, but subtle in its managerial ministrations. None too complex, just an easy sipper or glugger, depending on one's predispositions this (or any) evening. Not entirely sure how this is different from the last version from GIB, but they say it's so, so I guess it's "May ye aye keep hale and hearty,
till ye’re auld enough tae dee", then.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2014 03:16:55 | More by biboergosum
Auld Skool Scottish Ale from Granville Island Brewery
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