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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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spoony

Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -5.1%

From a 355 ml bottle (bottled during the 4th week of December 2012) into a nonic.

A-This brew pours without any head. The beer is a nice color for the style; sort of a deep, rusty amber. It is clear with no visible carbonation.

S-The smells is mild, with dark toasted, lightly sweet malts being dominant. I detect a little bit of caramel and toffee, but unlike some Scottish Ales, there is not a ton of sweet, sugary flavors here.

T-This brew tastes much like it smells with lightly sweet malt flavors (toffee, caramel, nuttiness) being the most noticeable aspect. There is a slight hop twang that provides just a little metallic counterpoint to the maltiness. The finish is long and slightly bitter.

M-The feel is medium to lighter in body for the style with very little carbonation. Easy to drink.

O-This brew is a touch underwhelming. I prefer a bit more chutzpah in beers of this type, whether that means more spice, toffee/chocolate, or caramel...whatever. On the plus side, this beer does provide a nice, long finish, without cloying sweetness. In sum, this is a fair representation of a Scottish Ale that should appeal to those looking for something with a lighter, easy-to-drink flavor profile and feel.

03-17-2013 21:52:03 | More by spoony
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MeisterMayhem

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-09-2013 18:08:09 | More by MeisterMayhem
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RudnicsMEB

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

02-21-2013 04:12:14 | More by RudnicsMEB
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Mangstarr

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-19-2013 04:03:06 | More by Mangstarr
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

02-16-2013 03:10:33 | More by firstlighthiker
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tsco7

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-13-2013 19:02:59 | More by tsco7
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riored4v

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%

Poured in to a tulip. 1/2 finger, khaki colored head. Clear, ruby colored body.

Aroma was malty, a bit roasty, sweet and a hint of metallic. Some notes of dark fruit and a bit floral.

Taste had a good amount of malty sweetness, but still clean on the tongue. Maltyness upfront, with a chocolately, roasty flavor in the mix. Mild sweetness comes up before the hop flavor. A bit of dark fruit flavor, slightly bitter in the finish helps clean up the sweetness. Slightly floral.

Medium body, medium/high carb, crisp finish.

Nice Scottish Ale. Easy drinking. Sweet and malty, but finishes light enough to enjoy quite a few.

01-19-2013 00:45:12 | More by riored4v
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HisGrinz


4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

12-25-2012 15:02:52 | More by HisGrinz
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CaptainClarinet


4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

12-22-2012 08:36:34 | More by CaptainClarinet
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-18-2012 03:44:55 | More by kylemckinnis
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brandon722

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

12-14-2012 04:24:21 | More by brandon722
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Stwinchy

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-11-2012 00:57:34 | More by Stwinchy
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3/5  rDev -19.6%

09-27-2012 01:29:59 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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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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chernozem

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-22-2012 20:55:32 | More by chernozem
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-19-2012 04:32:18 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-04-2012 04:29:14 | More by MarkyMOD
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envinoveri

Oregon

5/5  rDev +34%

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

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-23-2012 22:20:29 | More by ssjkyle
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frosted33

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-16-2012 03:38:32 | More by frosted33
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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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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

07-09-2012 12:19:48 | More by crobinso
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DevilDogBeer

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +8%

Laughing Lab Scoth Ale poured a nice deep amber color with a fan head. The head in the std pint was two fingers and kept a consistent one finger with nice lacing for the duration. The smell was malty with hints of caramel and mocha. The taste was true to style with a sweet malt front, and finishing with a toasted note and just enough hop for balance. The beer had nice body and finished clean. Overall this is a solid Scotch Ale and worth the effort to look for. Cheers!

06-20-2012 04:35:29 | More by DevilDogBeer
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-18-2012 20:03:32 | More by carteravebrew
Laughing Lab Scottish-Style Ale from Bristol Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.