Bannatyne's Scotch Ale | Cambridge Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
97 Ratings
Bannatyne's Scotch AleBannatyne's Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
cambridgebrewingcompany.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-24-1999

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
47
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of Gkruszewski
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown color where bright light shines through the center. Modest head with nearly no lace (only a couple of very minor spots).

Dark malt and a bit of band-aid to the nose.

Strong dark malt with a solid dollop of alcohol. The body isn't as thick as one might expect. There's an imaginary sweet cherry flavor. The aftertaste and swallow is lightly sweet and darkly malty.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of kirkse
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12/29/12 notes. Bottled shared by nmann08; thanks Nate. 22 oz. bottle, sticker says Batch 1.

a - Pours a dark, reddish brown color with one to two inches of off white head and low to moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of dark fruits, caramel malts, toffee, raisins, plums, toasted malts, sweet fruity malts, some sugar. Nice and sweet with a lot more fruit than I was expecting. I like it.

t - Tastes of caramel malts, toffee, toasted malts, bready malts, grains, dark fruits, sweet fruity malts, wheat, sugar. More caramel here than the nose; a slight step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and definitely doesn't feel like 9.2% ABV. Nice feel and no heat.

o - Overall a very nice scotch ale, and another nice beer from Cambridge. Lots of dark fruits in the nose and caramel in the taste, and easy to drink. Would definitely go for it again next time I go to the brewpub.

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark red/light brown. Can see some light through the edges. Small tan head fades almost immediately.

Brown sugar and molasses in the aroma with a bit of booze character balanced out by some earthy hops and roasted malts. Some dark fruits present as well.

Lots of molasses up front with an almost creamy texture. A good nutty character develops mid-palate to balance out some sweetness. Booze is subdued but warming at the end along with a light earthy hop character although still sticky and sweet.

Heavier bodied than most scotch ales, but the slight kick of booze is noticable and helps prevent the beer from getting too sweet.

Great representation of the styles. Many scotch ales fall into the "too sweet" category, but this one is well balanced with some booze and earthy hops balancing out the brown sugar. Still very thick and viscous, but not overly sweet. A nice winter treat.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Kelp
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Bannatyne's Scotch Ale from Cambridge Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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