Scottish Ale - Fearless Brewing Company
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3.24/5 rDev -11%
16 oz can purchased and consumed in Oregon.
Poured deep amber; clear.
Feel: Medium body and carbonation.
Mildly bitter -- a bit high for style -- and gets to moderate in aftertaste. No smoke but perhaps a faint touch of peat.
O: Light and hoppy for style. A very Americanized Scottish Ale.
07-21-2014 14:10:52 | More by chinchill
3.49/5 rDev -4.1%
16oz can. The label imagery and text seem to be a blend of Nordic and Scottish lore.
This beer pours a hazy, yet bright medium orange brick amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly beige head, which leaves a few instances of dispersing cloud lace around the glass as it gently subsides.
It smells quite softly of bready, biscuity caramel malt, muddled drupe fruit, a wisp of wet smoke, and a vegetal dryness. The taste is more of the same, but at least a bit more tactile - bready, slightly buttery caramel malt, meek brown sugar-covered apple and pear, and very subtle earthy, leafy hops.
The bubbles are duly present, in a sparsely frothy manner, the body a sturdy medium weight, and a bit thin in its smoothness, though some airy creaminess manifests as things warm. It finishes still well off-dry, the malt carrying on as anything without competition might.
A drinkable enough, if rather plain Scottish Ale, the malt somewhat underwhelming all by its lonesome, which I suppose is its lot in the life chosen for it. Glad I was able to procure but a single of this, as I don't think I would have much use for the remainder of the 4-pack it is sold in around here.
07-08-2014 04:57:33 | More by biboergosum
2.83/5 rDev -22.3%
On tap@ Tabor Tavern in Portland, OR
Appearance - Served in a pint glass with sparse head, this ale is rustic orange in color and crystal clear. Not much in terms of lacing.
Smell - A bit grainy with light caramel notes.
Taste - Follows the nose. Grainy like a lager, with hints of caramel around the edges.
Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body with lively, tingly carbonation. Goes down well enough.
Overall - Hmm, not much for a Scottish. In fact, I'd never guess this was even an ale if I hadn't known beforehand. Really grainy character. Yeah, not a fan.
03-30-2014 20:43:32 | More by TheSixthRing
3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
I poured this delightful brew from the tall boy can into my one-sided pint glass. It had been a few years since I had last had this scottish ale, and I was quite exuberant upon my reunion with it.
The appearance is beautiful. This ale has a nice deep dark amber colour.
The smell grabs you by suprise from the appearance in that it has a well rounded scent almost similar to a fine german lager, yet it is an ale.
Now for the taste: Malty, hoppy, delightful. The hops take a backseat to the malt, who remains at the wheel. This is what I enjoy on a fine winter's evening.
The mouthfeel does leave a little to be desired and overall this ale is a little lighter and thinner than other scottish ales, but nonetheless, it is a fine ale, a fine ale indeed.
11-19-2013 07:37:40 | More by NOLTERN
3.74/5 rDev +2.7%
Handsome coppery color and plenty of suds in the New Belgium snifter, even after the can has been open for an hour. Nicely spritzy on the tongue. Fairly light body with a malty mouthfeel and a tangy sensation. Just a faint peaty aroma.
The malt has a touch of smoke to it with some sharp notes. Roasted barley and a fruity flavor. A touch of bitterness but more like some bitter ash or smoky taste. A little bitterness for the finish. The current version of this brew tastes pretty good to me. Quite quaffable. Nice to taste a Scottish Ale in the lower ABV and less sticky style. From the 16 oz can purchased at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene.
10-19-2013 06:13:17 | More by mactrail
2.5/5 rDev -31.3%
Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass. Reviewed live.
A- Solid two-finger off-white color head. Long retention. Orange-brown color with nice clarity.
S- Biscuity malts and some semblance of syrup? Strange smell and I wonder if it hasn't gone a bit skunky.
T- Biscuit malts and earthy flavor. Slight bitter finish. Not a lot to this beer in my opinion.
M- Medium bodied, thick, biting carbonation. Not bad, not good.
O- I liked this beer when I had it at Brew Fest. Not so much now. Very drinkable, but bland.
08-19-2012 02:06:29 | More by Murrhey
3.85/5 rDev +5.8%
Served from the can into a nonic pint glass
A- Poured a mostly hazy dark brown color with a big fluffy off-white head that left some droppy lace
S- Mostly grains and wheat. Nothing malty or reminiscent of a Scottish Ale. Pretty faint aroma
T- Sweet brown sugar and toffee notes, butterscotch, breadiness, barley, and a little bit of fresh citrus peel on the finish.
M- Very smooth, soft almost silky mouthfeel for the style, pleasant prickly carbonation, and a dry finish. Goes down very easy
O- I do really enjoy this style, but I don't see too many breweries attempting it. Really glad I was able to find this one in tallboy cans.
08-06-2012 03:55:28 | More by Hoptometrist
4.58/5 rDev +25.8%
Poured from a 16 oz can into a flared pint glass
Caramel color with a great off white head and good lacing
smells like malt and bread and caramel
tastes like fresh baked bread and pretzels, malty with just a touch of spice and a few hops in the end
mouthfeel is sharp on the roof of the mouth and creamy on the tongue, easy to drink
overall, this is one of my favorite beers. If this was available locally, it would be my "go to" beer for any occasion
07-22-2012 23:43:34 | More by searsclone
4.23/5 rDev +16.2%
I am an oddity: a pacific NWer who really doesn't like hops. This beer suits my taste perfectly. I actually spend a lot of time in Scotland and Fearless Scotch ale would stand up well to traditional Scottish lager like Belhaven's, which is my choice when there. it has a low carbonation and great malt taste. It's a bit pricey -about $10 for 4 pint cans in Portland.
06-18-2012 03:19:47 | More by wetshoes
Scottish Ale from Fearless Brewing Company
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