Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale - Tyranena Brewing Company

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Sheep Shagger Scotch AleSheep Shagger Scotch Ale

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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 34
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: Atron67 on 02-02-2008)
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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. A new winter seasonal to me from Tyranena Brewing Co., acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Expectations are about average, but I'm going in unbiased. No abv listed on the bottle.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a caramel amber colored body with about a half finger conjuration of off-white head that falls within seconds. Body is a dark ruby in the glass, with some okay clarity. Conjures some nice foam when swirled in the glass.

S - Smell is pretty tame, but hits it's mark, I suppose. Some buttery diacetyls, grainy corn, roasted hazelnuts & earthy peanuts, and butterscotch / toffee. Smells good, but the adjunct-smelling corn is throwing me off just a bit.

T - Taste follows the nose: creamy buttery diacetyls, caramel malt, grainy corn husk, earthy woodiness, subtle chocolate / cocoa nuances, and salty roasted hazelnuts / peanuts.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, with some good roasted nuttiness lingering on the palate. Medium full bodied with good carbonation. Not too thick or bloating.

Overall, a nice take on the style by Tyranena, but nothing extraordinary. A fairly simplistic offering, slightly above average at best. A tame and approachable take on the style, I suppose, but good enough for what it is. Alcohol is nicely masked, and makes no appearance at all. Glad to have tried it, but I couldn't see myself wanting this more than once in a year.

Tyranena Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale ---4/5.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a room temp pint glass.

A- Poured a muddy looking reddish brown color with a 1-finger khaki-tan colored head that quickly faded to thin film. The head had a brief appearance of heavy creaminess. There was some visible carbonation through the murkiness. Some lacing.

S- Scotch roasted malts, molasses, toffee sweetness.

T- Sweet roasted mats, caramel, chocolate, molasses.

M- Thick and chewy. Light carbonation. Some alcohol on the finish.

O- This beer overcame its sweetness and poor looks with big flavors. It's a good one.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruby caramel color with a healthy mound of lemon-tinted froth with excellent retention. Aroma smells of brown sugar, caramel, and a robust nutty aroma with a hint of milk chocolate--terrific complexity. Flavor tastes of maple syrup and toasted nuts with a healthy dose of hops to balance. The hops tend toward Cascade, with appreciable grapefruit manifesting as the beer warms. Malt and bitterness vacillate in the middle, each attempting to muscle out the other before eventually reaching a respectable detente. Roasted notes and dark chocolate come through in the finish, and a stickiness lingers on the lips after imbibing. Lively carbonation lends a creamy texture that helps mollify the bold flavor profile.

This is a complex and flavorful brew that extends itself well beyond your archetypal scotch ale. The synergy could be slightly better, but I must give it a nod for the slightly chocolately, nutty finish, which I found to be especially pleasing.

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Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale from Tyranena Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.