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Barley's Mac Lenny's Scottish Ale | Barley's Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Barley's Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Wildman on 07-27-2002

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber to orange color with no head nor lacing. No worries, it is a sample glass. The smell had a smooth semi - smoked maltiness running into a light cocoa and light coffee. The taste was mainly the same balanced underneath and glossing into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat controlled. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Scottish ale.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always get a growler of this from the brewery and have for the past 15 years. A personal favorite.

Poured from the growler in a snifter glass. This fine ale pours a beautiful clear copper amber color with a decent quickly dissipating head of white foam that leaves a thin ring and pool of foam with very nice lacing. Nose of sweet caramel malts, light brown sugars, excellent floral hops, and moderate wheat notes. Flavors follow the nose with sweet caramel malts and sweet wheat flavors slickly sliding back to a subtle floral hop characteristic with a sweet malty finish. Perfect for the style and highly sessionable ale features medium carbonation and a slick smooth mouth feel.

Excellence, as always. A fantastic flagship.


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Photo of beer1018
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good Scottish Ale. I recommend you drink this first before any of their hoppy beers.

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3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BigBry
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another stop at Barley's Brew Pub, another house offerings on tap to try.
Light copper color, short head, off white head with good retention, thin sheet lace.
Aromas are sweet malt, about as expected. Slight amount of toasted malt, maybe a hint of smokiness by the end as it has warmed up.
Taste has the malty sweetness, but also some bitterness, and maybe some spice. Woody, earthy finish.
It was just a touch on the thin side, but still creamy. Smooth and easy to drink.
Have yet to try a bad beer from Barley's.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Pours amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is of green apple, and caramel malt. Body is medium and smooth. Earthy hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. The finish is long and semidry. Tasty, easy drinking brew.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of misfit1034
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this in a pint glass on cask at the bar. Was a very hazy copper-orange with a slight head that hung around briefly. No evident lacing in the glass. Smell was very nice for a Scottish Ale and had a very nice cask conditioned note to it. A very good Scottish with a wonderful earthy and woody taste with a smooth finish. I would drink this readilly if they bottled it and should have picked up a growler of it rather than the Frambwa but wanted to bring home something my wife would drink too...

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Photo of nrbw23
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear amber color with a nice white head. Head leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Floral, perfume and herbal. Pretty weak too.

T- Taste is floral, buttery, butterscotch, and bready. On the lighter side.

M- Medium in body and lighter side of medium in carbonation.

D- Pretty easy to drink. Just not my favorite.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
2.76/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- From a growler into a Unibroue tulip. The beer is a super clear, light copper color. The dense head is stark white and has strong stay and thick sheets of lacing all the way down. There is lots of little bubbles rushing up to help sustain the foam.

S- VERY grainy. Corn flakes and Wheaties. The nose is pretty weak so its hard to pick out much else.

T- Very sweet. Lots more loads of grains. Sunflower seeds, oats, corn meal and an odd sweetness thats like iced tea or Sweet-n-low.

M- Slightly thin with faint carbonation. Its half way between slick and dry.

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Photo of stewart124
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Deep copper color with no head after a vigorous pour.

The smell is somewhat medicinal but floral and malty.

The taste and mouthfell is smooth, sweet and pleasant. Very fragrant and a easy drinking scottish ale. Light and fruity esters are obvious.

If I could point out a couple things It would be that this scottish could use a little maltier mouthfeel and body. I'd like to see a toastier/more bready character.

This is still a nice drinkable scottish ale but just not enough body and character.

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Barley's Mac Lenny's Scottish Ale from Barley's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 38 ratings
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