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Laughing Lab Scottish-Style Ale - Bristol Brewing Company

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Laughing Lab Scottish-Style AleLaughing Lab Scottish-Style Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

176 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 10
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bristol Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-04-2002)
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envinoveri

Oregon

5/5  rDev +34%

07-28-2012 02:32:35 | More by envinoveri
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swelleriffic

California

5/5  rDev +34%

11-15-2011 17:33:02 | More by swelleriffic
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wroberts42

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +34%

04-12-2014 23:15:59 | More by wroberts42
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cbonham

Colorado

5/5  rDev +34%

I'm with the others here. I've purchased this beer several times (most recent purchase was just on Sunday night), and cannot get enough of it. The color is a darkish amber, and you can definitely smell the malts in the beer. It goes down very smoothly as well.

Compared to all of the other local brewing companies, such as Trinity and Phantom Canyon, I think this scottish ale really stands out. The head, once the beer is poured, is manageable. I'll definitely continue to drink this in the future.

05-27-2011 18:33:58 | More by cbonham
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JohnyFriday

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

07-18-2013 03:16:55 | More by JohnyFriday
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mintfish

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

09-03-2012 22:13:31 | More by mintfish
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.65/5  rDev +24.7%

Tasting one of a few bottles I brought back from Colorado Springs. Saw this beer all over town while I was there btw. It was quite yummy on tap but am reviewing the bottle right now.

A superb Scottish ale with excellent balance.

Aroma is very good. Very malty with caramel and roasted notes.

Flavor is extremely balanced. Lots of malt but not cloying. Fairly dry at first with a sweetish finish. Nutty with some slight herbal notes. Slight caramel in the background.

Smooth medium mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable. Very much recommend this beer.

(I should have brought back more than a six pack.)

01-26-2011 02:42:30 | More by jmbranum
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KJay1408

Nebraska

4.65/5  rDev +24.7%

I'm really pumped to be reviewing this brew, I tried it on tap at the Bristol Brewing Co in Colorado Springs CO. and had to get some more before I traveled back to Nebraska.

A: Poured into a glass. Pours a beautiful deep copper/red, slightly cloudy, with about one finger worth of head, which quickly dissipates to a bit of white lace. 4/5

S: Some hops, blended with a good dose of malt aroma, slightly bready. A great smell for a Scottish style ale, but could use just a hair more hops. 4/5

T: Excellent, starts out slightly sweet and malty with hints of biscuit flavor and hops. Soon it transitions to a beautiful light to mild hop bitterness balanced by a lingering malty sweet/biscuit taste. 7/5

M: Very good, a nice substance feel that isn't thick like a milk/cream stout, nor is it watery like mega brewery "Beer". It is a nice balanced feel that seem appropriate for the brew

O: Easily one of the best beers I've had, and the best Scottish ale I've gotten to try. It is a very balanced brew that leans toward the malty side of things, but doesn't go overboard. The hops are minimal but detectable, which is appropriate for the style. If you're a fan of Scottish Ales this one is more than worth a try, and if you're not a fan of Scottish ales this one might change your mind. An awesome brew. 4.9/5

04-27-2011 23:14:52 | More by KJay1408
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.63/5  rDev +24.1%

This comes out of the tap a rich mahogany brown with a fine-bubbled head. Aroma is strong, spicy, malty, with a hint of hops. Flavor is rich and smooth, with hints of hops, caramel, smoke and cloves; the sweet nicely balances the hop bitterness. It goes down lively and sassy.

07-05-2008 02:46:24 | More by Cyberkedi
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bilyboy65

Colorado

4.55/5  rDev +22%

This beer is one of the first I had upon relocating to Colorado. I'm glad that it was a first because this was delicious.

Beautiful brown color that gets lighter around the edges. This includes a nice tan head. Plenty of bubbles from carbonation. The nose on the beer is just as nice. I smell some coffee with caramel and brown sugar. Nice grainy hops round off the smell. From there the taste is delectable. The coffee flavors stay away until the after taste, but before that seems to be a fruity flavor that isn't apparent in the scent.

This beer is crisp and light body beer. Goes down easy and with little stress to the system. Perfect for anytime of year, activity or food.

01-09-2012 18:10:51 | More by bilyboy65
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brokentee

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

12-11-2011 00:16:37 | More by brokentee
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LucasShrugged

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

07-08-2014 13:25:24 | More by LucasShrugged
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michjason

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

01-06-2014 03:14:15 | More by michjason
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beermanlloyd

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

01-24-2014 16:06:16 | More by beermanlloyd
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maxecho

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

06-25-2014 20:33:36 | More by maxecho
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toti1972

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

07-25-2014 03:07:40 | More by toti1972
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spatialk

California

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

04-12-2012 20:19:27 | More by spatialk
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theisnj52

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

06-16-2012 01:48:35 | More by theisnj52
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TheOldMachines

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

07-26-2014 02:43:11 | More by TheOldMachines
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

05-22-2014 18:21:07 | More by afsdan
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

01-04-2014 19:49:42 | More by LXIXME
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-26-2012 20:06:35 | More by bonbini26
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-04-2012 07:25:21 | More by kevgod
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WynnO

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-14-2012 00:11:28 | More by WynnO
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HisGrinz


4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

12-25-2012 15:02:52 | More by HisGrinz
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Laughing Lab Scottish-Style Ale from Bristol Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.