MacPelican's Scottish Style Ale | Pelican Pub & Brewery

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MacPelican's Scottish Style AleMacPelican's Scottish Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Oregon, United States
pelicanbrewery.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
13 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 5.0% by volume
Bitterness: 17 IBU
Color: Copper

Added by freed on 08-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
135
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
13.84%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of fishguyac
5/5  rDev +41.2%

Photo of WORfan
4.77/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MadeInOregon
4.71/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

True to style. Smooth and wonderful in every way!

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Photo of PZBREW
4.54/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good malt and easy drink. Would have several over day.

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Photo of gleemonger
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of KTCamm
4.33/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass.

Pours deep reddish burnt copper with fast acting white foam that dissapears quickly. No residual white foam at the top.

Smells of caramel toffee, light sweetness.

Taste is powerfully malty, hints of whiskey in the background but very faint. Relatively clean, very little hop. Notes of honey and brown sugar on second review.

Good carbonation and balance in the mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

Tasty, drinkable, well made.

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Photo of Kopfschuss
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Ohiovania
4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ElGordo
4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Body is a pretty, slightly opaque orange color with muted golden highlights. A flourish of off-white head that quickly recedes to a thin ring. Aroma of sweet, slightly roasted malt - notes of caramel and dark fruit,with just a touch of brown sugar and leather.
Palate is mildly sweet up front, with good fruity notes on the swallow. Mild hops offer some balance, leading to a mellow finish with just a hint of astringency. Notes of clover honey, leather, and a touch of stone fruit. Body is fairly light and smooth, appropriate for a Scottish ale. An easy drinking ale, this is one of my favorite offerings from Pelican.

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Photo of gueuzer
4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

app-brilliantly clear. orange with a ruby tint. slight head with a little retention

aroma- strong bready, biscuity malt aroma. slight hop bite. slight hint of milk chocolate

Taste- a light malt flavor. less than the aroma would lead you to believe. A slight hop bitterness. A little earth in the finish.

mf- a dry crisp beer.

Dr- a very enjoyable drinkable beer

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Photo of Reidrover
4.07/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Me and the family were camping at the coast ..it was late we had just set up the tents..so instead of campfire cooking we ventured in to Newport , OR...to a all you can eat/pizza place called Izzys( a Oregon chain).
Was not expecting much in the way of beers..but to my surprise they had MacPelicans Scottish style on tap..I have reviewd the bottle so hers the tap.
appearance is pretty much the same as the bottle clear brown with a smallish tan head.
The aroma is better on tap ..a little more malty and more smoky ( though even hear it is faint.
The taste on tap seemed to bring out the smokiness better..and also some small hoppiness right at the end.
great on the palalte.
very drinkable stuff on tap..this must have been fresh..great Scottish "export" style beer.

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Photo of canucklehead
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper colour that has a nice bready, malty taste. this is not a real heavy malty bomb but rather a well balanced version of the style. very drinkable and very smooth on the finish. another nice beer from these guys. goes well with BBQ on the grill.

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Photo of cougarbait
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Scsinger85
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear tawny amber color topped by a somewhat eggshell colored rocky head that leaves some minimal lacing around the glass.

Aromas begin with toasted maltiness with a little bit of sweet fruit. As it warms you et a little more honey, nuttiness and more English yeast ester fruitiness.

The tastes begin sweeter but still very smooth, bready/toasted maltiness, a bit of carmelization, a touch of brown sugar and butterscotch, with a sharper, hard water like cleaner finish and pleasant aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is creamy but on the drier side.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer. It was cheap, flavorful and low in ABV so you could session it if necessary. Not mind-blowing, but not every beer has to be; just a super solid American take on the style.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of tiwee23
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Shaw
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City, Oregon.

This cask-conditioned version of MacPelican Scottish Style Ale is even richer than its on-tap relative. Not surprisingly, this is less carbonated than the regular draft version. It is also a little darker.

When it's cask-conditioned, this ale is a special treat.

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Photo of PDXHops
3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into nonic pint glass. A bold amber topped with 2 fingers of frothy off-white foam. Decent retention and lacing

The nose is potent and is just as grainy as it is sweet. Herbal and earthy hop notes peek through. It's a rather thickish brew with a certain creaminess in spite of the substantial bitter streak running through it. Throw in a fair amount of carbonation and this is a brew that goes down quite easily. Caramel, burnt brown sugar and cereal grains are prominently featured, while hints of molasses and white chocolate appear nown and again. Earthy hops linger in the finish. While it's not boozy at all, it drinks "bigger" than you'd expect from a 5% beer. Well done.

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Photo of Thrasher
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A very clear copper and not too much head. A small amount of sediment at the bottom makes for a hazier second pour from the bomber. The aroma is vaguely reminiscent of metallic lagers, not really distinctive or inviting. Broad, sturdy malts lead the way with elements of caramel, butter, bread crust. There's not much of the usual shortbread flavors one can often find in a Scottish-style ale. Some nutty elements and very slight toffee. The hoppiness is appropriately muted, not really grassy, a bit more citric like Pac NW beers; it's scarcely noticeable other than to give the malts a slight tweak. The beer can at times seem watery but never unpleasant. Eventually, a Scottish malt quality reveals itself, deep down, but it only shows itself intermittently. At other times, this beer oddly resembles a copper lager, as the Munich malts take the reins. Again, this is lacking many of the more familiar Scottish qualities, but it will serve nicely as a regular session ale, one with a reasonably sweet malt background and thin, refreshing mouthfeel. It's also not as cloying as many Scottish-style ales, so the drinkability is good. Perhaps it is wrong to consider it a Scottish-style ale at all, maybe better to think of it as your standard American micro amber. It's a step up from the Cream Ale and will not alienate those who dislike Pelican's intimidatingly hoppy IPA. I can imagine how good it would be through a handpump, although I preferred it on the colder side of cellar temp. I'll venture to say this is Pelican's best regular bottled beer for session drinking (unless you're a stout fan) and it should go very well with most pub-style fare, esp. burgers and such.

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Photo of CMC73
3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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