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Noble Scot | Portland Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
macsbeer.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Scottish ale with notes of toast and caramel, Noble Scot is full-bodied and sweet with a subtle smokiness.

25 IBU

Malts: Pale, Smoked Malt, Carapils, Roast Barley, Melanoidin
Hops: Northern Brewer, East Kent Goldings, Willamette

Added by Docer on 08-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,807
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
43
pDev:
13.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 14
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2.62/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of 81tillinfinity
2.85/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Rich malty peanut brittle and toffee like bitterness. Hop presence is their but the bitterness is not balanced. Would of like a bit of a thicker mouthfeel and richer malt sweetness. A little peat or smoke would of been nice. Okay for a two dollar bomber.

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Photo of snaotheus
2.91/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle (twist off) poured into a pint glass. 208 A2 0852 appears to be the date code, printed on the bottom of the bottle.

Pours lightish, brown-ruby, middling head for a Scotch Ale. Not hazy. Lots of slow, active carbonation. Smell is sweet, woody, kind of like maple syrup with a little extra smokiness. Maybe a little cherry aroma.

Flavor is boring. Sweet, with little character or dimension. None of the smokiness or woodiness seems to come through, just slightly bready, sweet, slightly yeasty.

Mouthfeel is OK, moderately thick. Overall, not exciting at all.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of N3rdM3t4l
3.07/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber into chilled pint, served cold.

A: half a finger of white head that fell to a sparse cap and it has a ring that leaves a little lace. Clear copper color.

S: slightly metallic and boozy. Kind of reminds me of canned black olives. A bit of what almost smells like brown malt. No hops at all.

T: big and malty. Very rich beer it finishes sweet with a touch of hops. The body is rich and slightly astringent but not deterring. It tastes good.

M: chewy chewy chewy, very chewy. Feels good though, very smooth.

O: I like it, not a bad beer for a company that lets me down consistantly.

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Photo of Docer
3.12/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: (3.0)

- Nice clear dark tea-colored brew. Minimal off-white head which quickly settles to a scattered trace above the brew, and a small ring stuck to the glass. Quite simple really, and nothing spectacular.

Smell: (3.5)

- Certainly a good amount of esters in the aroma. Tart esters with a touch of cherry, fig, and sweet tangy malts. A little more fruit-like than I like, but expected from a Scottish style which isn't a Wee Heavy. Not much in the hop department other than maybe an earthy and grassy touch to balance.

Taste: (3.0)

- Nice smooth malts, light sweetness, a touch of brown sugar and/or molasses, little bit of a biscuit touch with a light crisp taste of early boil bitter grassy hop. Overall a well balanced and simple dark beer. Hits the style, but not much about it stands out in flavor.

Mouth Feel: (3.0)

- This is where it gets a bit tricky for me. I don't much care for a beer of a different style or origin being brewed with a simple house ale yeast. This just has the feel of a pale ale. It's rather light to medium bodied, bubble like a soda pop pale, but does have a nice hop induced chewiness to it that is favorable. I would prefer a thick head and perhaps some more aroma coming from it.

Overall: (3.0)

- Can't say I am too impressed. This beer has "played safe" all over it. I would like more robust flavors and aromas.. perhaps a little smoke and roast. Carbonation should be a little more above the usual house pale ale yeast, and i want some lingering flavors in my mouth. This is just a bit too simple and safe.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%

Pours a half finger of head on a hazy dark straw colored body.
The aroma mostly caramel with a little smoke and lemon in the background.
The taste has lots of caramel, toasted malt and some smoke. Nice profile.
The texture is slightly sticky with moderate carbonation.
I like it.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gandres
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured to wine glass
Appearance: Deep dark brown color, clear, minimal head, minimal lacing
Smell: Strong smell of alcohol, malts, grains
Taste:
Feel: not to much carbonation
Overall: Good beer, but not something to look for

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Photo of bsonk
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Portland Brewing Co. Noble Scot Scottish ale- 6.5% abv.

A: dark deep burgundy red with more brown when the light shines though.

S: dark malt.

T: dark sweet malt, basic slight spice of hoppishness.

M: drinkable

O: decent. Tastes like they wanted to make a more interesting brew than a macro beer but at the same price: $2.50 a bottle isn’t bad at all. 3.3/5.

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3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Birdlegs
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of dan38
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clean/clear golden brown color, nice carbonation, with a nice little fizzy white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, slight hop note, with lots of caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, nice little touch of hops, and caramel. Medium body. A pretty tasty brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Noble Scot from Portland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 43 ratings
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