Jolly Scot Scottish Ale | Appalachian Brewing Company

Jolly Scot Scottish AleJolly Scot Scottish Ale
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Jolly Scot Scottish AleJolly Scot Scottish Ale

Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-10-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Review from notes.

Poured deep cola brown with some amber/mahogany hues in the light. Mild beige head that lasted a while and left trails of lace. Smell is of sweet caramel and crystal malts, touch of toast, and a bit of smokiness. Bready caramel opens up the palate to notes of raisin, malts, and a grassy bitterness in the finish. A light leathery smokiness is apparent in the aftertaste. Lower carbonation is working well for this beer, but somehow the finish is dry, not sweet like I usually expect. No big deal though. A decent Scottish ale worth seeking out if you want a better example of the style.

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dry-hopped with east kent golding

a: This was a clear, cola brown. It was served to me with medium sized, bone-white, creamy looking head.

s: Mild smoky peats with hints of coffee and a little sweet bread.

t: The dry hopping really elevates an average beer. Lightly smoky, earthy peats with a bit of earthy, floral coffee and just a touch of sweet breadiness.

m: Light overall, but creamy.

o: A very pleasant surprise.

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First had: on tap at the Collegeville brewpub

Reddish mahogany pour, dark but translucent, with a couple of stray bubbles on top, but otherwise no real head to speak of. Pretty typical for the style. Aroma is distant but expectedly sweet and malt-driven. Taste is a bit bland, but sweet and malty, slightly woody, caramel and brown sugar with a touch of dark fruit and phenol. Medium body, fairly smooth and drinkable, with a much tamer ABV than your typical Scottish ale, which is not necessarily a good thing, but I suppose it appeals more to the masses. Not bad, but nothing I'd get again.

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Jolly Scot Scottish Ale from Appalachian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 35.2% out of 100 with 315 ratings
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