Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale | Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBancreagie Peated Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Minnesota, United States
braubrothersbrewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jera1350 on 03-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
223
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
32
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of ShaneTrain
5/5  rDev +36.6%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of turntable1973
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

good beer. i like it

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Photo of rhpaul63
4.55/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer. One of the best Scotch Ales.

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Photo of ta_hagen
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very nice Peated Scotch Ale.

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Photo of Mongo_only_pawn
4.48/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of Lupigrant
4.47/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerdregs
4.44/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Amber colored pour with very minimal amount of head.

S: Great malt smell. Smells strongly of cooked cereal. Smoky peaty aroma comes through in the background.

T: Great malt sweetness with aggressive smokiness lingering around the the edges. There is a slight hop presence here but seems to be muted by the malty smokiness.

M: Although there was little head there is adequate carbonation here.

O: This is a great beer that I will definitely be buying again. There is just so much flavor here for a medium bodied beer.

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Photo of bluto1998
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful color and taste. Not what you would expect.

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Photo of AnalogErik
4.37/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very interesting sour! I love how much the peat quiets down as it warms.

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Photo of DarkhorseII
4.36/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A little sweet for my tastes but that is not a fault. I like the complex flavor but at 7.6% ABV this one can sneak up on you.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy ruby brown color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a firm cap of lacing. The aroma is of caramel, and a hint of earthy peat. The taste is considerably more peaty than the aroma with some nice smokiness too. There is still a solid caramel backbone, but the peat really stands out. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with appropriately low carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a very fine beer. It reminds me a lot of Samuel Adams Scotch Ale, but fuller in flavor. I can see this becoming a stable for me when I'm in the mood for something malty.

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Photo of bfife
4.32/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red/mahogany
nice head if you pour it right.
nice smokey peat nose
the flavors come out as the beer warms up. this is one beer that definatly gets better as it gets warmer. I prefer to have it at about 50-60 degrees to really get the most out of it
smooth mouthfeel
overall, one of my favorites from the brothers
I always look forward to picking up a rack or two when I pass close enough to the brewery

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Photo of HANGOVER
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of drop6301
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of RaijinQ
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of lwillitz
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into Samuel Smith "Tulip" pint glass

A - transparent dark amber/copper-colored body under two fingers of tan head; the head fades quickly

S - sweet caramel on the nose accompanied by an earthy smell; hint of alcohol; not much else to it, but very pleasant

T - caramelized malt dominates the palate; fairly sweet with a touch of smoke; alcohol

M - medium-to-full-bodied; chewy and syrupy

O - This is a top notch ale. I have had a few very decent brews from Brau Bros and will certainly try more.

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Photo of dragomni
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.21/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Murky, dull orange color.

Minimal head; minimal lacing.

Smoke hits your nose like a prizefighter. Holy shit. Subtle raspberry smell underneath.

Murky, dull orange color.

Medium mouthfeel.

That smoked peat isn't hiding anywhere in the flavor either, it practically numbs your mouth. Again, raspberry reveals itself after several quaffs. Smoked beer done right; this is a palate wrecker but an enjoyable one. A medicinal aftertaste is present; somehow enjoyable. What a pleasant surprise; one of the better smoked beers I've had.

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Photo of jera1350
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the Drambuie Oak aged version on cask at Monk's in Sioux Falls.

From the beer engine, this one is a deep burgundy brown with a nice creamy tan head that doesn't last exceptionally long, but does the trick.

Smells of sweet malt and whiskey with a touch of woody notes.

Really can't tell this is Bancreagie, but it is delicious. A nice solid malt backbone that lends plenty of sweetness, but it is overtaken with the strong, but not hot, whiskey. There are some oak notes as well. A really whiskey forward taste, but not hot and not overpowering in my opinion.

Smooth and soft, but not perfectly casked. Served at a very nice warm temp as it should be. Medium bodied.

Overall, I really enjoyed the hell out of this beer. I would love to have this one again someday. Really a nice beer to add whiskey barrel aging too. Well done Bros.!

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Photo of DaCheesehead
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a light amber shade in appearance. a wonderful smell of cherrywood smoke. Pretty easy drinking, with a nice smokey note that isn't typical for scotch ales. I love a good smoked beer that can be sessionable, so this was a winner. That said, it's a bit watery in the mouthfeel.

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Photo of TwinButte
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haven't met many Braus I don't like and this is a mighty fine Scotch.

Poured a brilliant reddish brown into a snifter that allowed me to breathe in the deliciously sweet malts. A hint of the burntish peat. It's amazing! Taste is spot on and is that of sweet dark malts with touch of deep roasted barley.

Very drinkable. I bought a sixer and could sit here and drink them all. Very good job.

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Photo of Carb-Overlord
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was pleasantly surprised with this offering. Poured into a chilled mug; rich dark amber brown color. This was pleasingly smooth with up front hints if caramel with more hops at the end. Also, this didn't feel overly heavy. Many scotch ales are a one beer night (for me anyway), I would happily drink a few of these and not feel overpowered. So, good balance. Definitely give this beer a try.

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Photo of misternebbie
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Expedition
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The head is fine, nothing unusual. Nice amber color with nothing floating. Definitely clear. In the nose, I notice the peat right away but I also note a ton of citrus. The citrus comes through in the flavor as well but not much of the peat. There is a delicateness to the effervescence that makes it feel very light in the mouth.

The reason I enjoy this one is that it is a summer style beer with some character and complexity. Wont fill you up and isn't boring. Perfect for sitting by the fire.

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Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
3.66 out of 5 based on 223 ratings.
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