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Kilt Lifter (to Be Deleted) | Four Peaks Grill & Tap

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Brewed by:
Four Peaks Grill & Tap
Arizona, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a duplicate entry for the main Tempe brewery

Please enter ratings under the main Tempe Brewery location

Added by BeerBeing on 06-24-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 17
Reviews by IntriqKen:
Photo of IntriqKen
2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark tea color with an impressive head that is constantly replenished with tiny bubbles.

Aroma is very lightly smokey and sweet toasted malt with some dark fruit on the end.

Mouthfeel is overly carbonated making it bubbly in your mouth.

Taste is light caramel and toasted malt with only a bit of sweetness but lots of drying at the end. Some fruitiness comes through in the flavor as well.

Not what I would expect for the style at all...seems to lack both smoke and maltiness to me. A bit thin and light for the style.

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Photo of jackndan
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I drank several of these on recent trip to Arizona. Nice find, i really enjoyed this beer. While arguably a Scotch Ale, it isn't one in the classic sense of the term. It is missing the malty sweetness of a Scotch ale, and there is burst of nice hoppy flavor as well that you would not expect to taste in a Scotch Ale.

Truth be told, in a blind taste test, I'd have guessed this was an Amber lager, it looks like one, its hopped like one, it drinks like one, it has the mouthfeel of one, and it is a damn good thing that i don't review a beer based on how it fits the style. Because the bottom line I like this beer, and look for one next time you are in the Southwest.

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Photo of endincolorado
4.07/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber with a foamy, off-white head and some light lace. Decent head retention.

Fragrant, caramelly malt with some ripe fruit, including banana and apple.

More caramel malt in the taste, with a slight butterscotch in background combined wiht a good, fruity hop-presence.

Medium body, nice carbonation. Satisfying.

An excellent example of the style, and a perfect session beer.

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Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in the lobby bar in Glendale, Arizona, the only local / non Budweiser option available.
Brown with copper highlights, minimal head and lace. Slightly sweet smelling, malts and a bit of flowery honey. Taste has the same malty sweetness, not much hops, pretty decent for the style. Tastey brew, worth having another, always will support a local brew if I have the option.

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Photo of Gavage
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: copper in color with a 1" head that breaks apart quickly. Some spotty lacing develops during the session.

Smell: very mild aroma here as only some caramel candy sweetenss is all you can detect.

Taste: mild malt profile as caramel, mild nuttiness, and a hint of spiciness make up a bland scottish ale. Very mild bitterness provides some moderate balancing of the sweetness. This comes across as more of a copper ale or red ale than a scottish ale.

Mouthfeel: smooth throughout. Medium bodied. Very short aftertaste.

Drinkability: easy to drink, but doesn't fulfill the desire of enjoying a scottish ale.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cotton white thin head, leave to ring. Brownish amber body, pretty clear. Some cling lace.

S - Peaty, a little sour, some sweet malt.

T - Big, fat flavor that matches smell.

M - Medium body, very coating, good enough balance.

D - Nice for a few....

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Photo of Domingo
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking this on a business trip to Phoenix. Haven't had this in years.
Copper with minimal head.
Super malty with a sugary finish. Not much hops, but they honestly aren't missed much in this case.
Pretty drinkable, even if it is a little unbalanced. Texture lends itself to having several if you can handle it.
Not bad, and a fun malt bomb if you're in the area.

Edit: After sticking to this for a few days, I find that it pairs well with snacks like fries and wings. It can get boring just because there isn't a ton of depth, BUT the sheer maltiness of this is great in small doses. I've been in Arizona pretty often lately and this is typically my go-to there. Worth seeking out if you don't see it.

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Photo of lauran24
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of ATLbeerDog
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From a brown 12oz bottle - Pours a light brown root beer color. Smells very sweet with some malts coming through. Below average carbonation. First sip is both sweet but could use a stronger malt backbone. Weak mouthfeel as it appears to be slightly under carbonated. Not worthy of my time.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
2.48/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed 12/26/2005 (On tap @ Famous Dave's, Chandler Mall, AZ):

Pours a body which is amber red in color, with almost no head, white. Very light aroma, hops. Not much taste, hoppy, nutty aftertaste is similar to Newcastle. Very lively and carbonated.

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Photo of BeerRun13
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a super clear orange - amber. A massive off white head is fed by a shitstorm of bubbles. Superb lacing.
A touch of slight smoky and roasted malt notes. Very pronounced and enjoyable fruitiness that tends to be towards thedarker side.
Dry, earthy, fruity flavor. A little nutty. Low caramel undertones... could be kicked up a bit.
Medium body and highly carbonated. A nice dry touch gives this one a different but nice appeal.
Wonderfull suprise in this one. The dry touch that this one has, makes it a real quaffer. Good job Four Peaks!

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Photo of Aceofbasey
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ttu94
4.07/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was pleasntly surprised by this beer. It came out of the bottle a clear brown color with a good head. Being into hoppy beers I was not sure what to make of this one at first. It was very sweet for my taste but I really enjoyed it. I did not notice much hop aroma or flavor but found it to very balaced nontheless. I think drinkability is very high on this beer I finished in three gulps and wish I had another.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
2.69/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This "Scottish" poured a copper color with a nice head but that is all tat was going for it. It lacked malt, flavor and it had a copper taste to it. Like a bunch of pennies, a quality I found in most of their beers. Taste was bad, nose was decent and mouthfeel was to light for a scottish, perhaps a light amber. Thumbs down.

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Photo of seanbhudson
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark amber color with a medium white head that dissipates slowly. Moderate lacing.
Sweet malts mainly a toffee aroma. There are also some floral tones.
Similar to aroma, sweet malts that are not overpowering. There are some hints of nut flavors maybe hazelnut that come through as the beer warms. It finishes with a little earthy hop bitterness.
Medium body beer that finishes dry. Soft carbonation.
A flavorful and easy drinking beer. Only drawback is that it is a bit one dimensional.

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Photo of jtennyson99
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Kilt Lifter (to Be Deleted) from Four Peaks Grill & Tap
3.45 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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