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Ninety Shilling Ale - Mitchell's Knysna Brewery

Ninety Shilling Ale
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 6.76%

Brewed by:
Mitchell's Knysna Brewery visit their website
South Africa

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 03-01-2005)
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South Africa

3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle bought at chalkboard, downtown jozi. Pours a pretty distinctive red brown caramel cloudy color with some creamy foam on top.

No distinctive smell but a great nutty and alcoholic taste. The alcohol lingers and takes away some flavor points for me.

Extremely smooth on the tongue. Rich. Full.

Not a bad beer but definitely not a session one. This bottle will be enough for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 21:32:17 | More by seydou
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South Africa

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-14-2011 08:54:24 | More by Thehuntmaster
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3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've spent quite sometime in South Africa and this beer is really only available in about 2 places across the whole country. It was truly a treat to find a pub that had more than the usual Hansa, Castle, Peroni cast of characters.

A: A rich amber color with a fairly clingy white head

S: Sour notes, but not remarkable. Does not reflect actual taste well.

T: Starts like your typical Scottish Ale, finishes with a bitter bite that lingers just long enough.

M: Starts with a heavy body, but finishes light.

D: 2 or maybe 3 would be the most I could take.

This is easily one of the best beers available in SA. There is a desperate need for ales like this.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2009 23:30:19 | More by masgniw
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

on tap at the watefront brewery in cape town

abv listed at 5% on the menu

appearance: served in an imperial pint glass, very dark mahogany with a light beige head and no retention

smell: not much, earthy malts, dry cocoa, slightly metallic

taste: decent enough to drink and a nice departure from the mostly macro beer scene in the country, earthy and musty malts, light metallic hops, dry cocoa

mouthfeel: a bit watery

drinkability: maybe it was the illness but i couldnt finish this

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2008 13:44:59 | More by dirtylou
Ninety Shilling Ale from Mitchell's Knysna Brewery
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