Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Twisted Kilt Scotch AleTwisted Kilt Scotch Ale
BA SCORE
56.9%
Liked This Beer
3.71 w/ 197 ratings
Twisted Kilt Scotch AleTwisted Kilt Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
thirstydog.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Dogbrick on 01-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,125
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
197
Liked:
112
Avg:
3.71/5
pDev:
14.02%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 197 |  Reviews: 70
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
2.72/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a Three Floyds pint. The beer has a medium copper color, rather light for the style, with surprising high carbonation and lots of head. I couldn't even get the entire contents of the bottle into the glass, despite giving it a gentle pour. The head does dissipate quickly. The nose is malty with just a whiff of lemony hops. I get notes of toffee, bread, toasted nuts, and a very light smokiness. Nice.

The flavor is surprisingly fruity and citrusy. It has a lemony, acidic character that is completely uncalled for in this style. I don't get the sweet, caramel-like, clean malty flavor that I enjoy in this style. This one is horribly fruity, bitter, and a bit sour. Very poor indeed.

All I can say is ``yuck.'' I could swear I've had this beer before and thought it was a nice Scottish-style Ale. This particular bottle that I brought home was a disaster. Horribly citrusy with absolutely no trace of malty sweetness. Given the excessive carbonation, I wonder if this particular bottle was the victim of some wild fermentation. Since I have no desire to buy this again, I suppose I'll never know.

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Photo of Louis_Toschner
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving: poured from bottle into nonic pint glass

Appearance: Beautiful dark amber color with about 1.5" foam head that lasted but moments...virtually no lacing

Smell: Fresh baked bread and some nuttiness. Very pleasant and welcoming.

Taste: Great maltiness but not overpowering...a bit of caramel and kind of smoky, again not overpowering.

Mouthfeel: I thought is was pretty silky but just "chewy" enough without destroying the flavor.

Overall: A very good ale, thoroughly enjoyable. Could even be chugged without losing its appeal. Definitely could enjoy this one again many times over.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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2.93/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: amber body with a decent off white head that leaves no lacing behind on the glass

Aroma: toasted caramel, roasted grains and bread

Flavors: sweet toasted caramel, roasted grains and wheat or wheat and rye bread like;

Mouthfeel: the sweet caramelized sugar shows through, while the sweetness shows up the hops must being doing a little work to help out for at least the sweetness does not slap you silly, moderate carbonation, light-moderate body overall,

To the Point: nice flavors, nothing super special here, easy to drink, for me personally on the sweet side so one and done.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Mcculler
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear dark amber with a thin head that left no lacing in a pint glass at Fries Cafe in Cincinnati.

Smells of subtle caramel, chocolate, nutmeg, and fennel, wet fall leaves on a forest floor, fresh walnuts, and very subtle earthy hops.

Taste follows nose.

Mouthfeel is excellent for a British style. Very low carbonation, unctuous, yet watery and refreshing.

The appearance is a bit week, but that's to be expected for the style so its excusable. I was expecting something more American in interpretation (malt and hop bomb) yet found this subtle, delicate Scottish style Amber. Fantastic beer.

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Twisted Kilt Scotch Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 56.9% out of 100 with 197 ratings
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