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Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale | Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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3.62/5
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234 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#35,759
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
234
pDev:
13.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 234 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of smcolw
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, dark amber. A bit lighter than most Scotch Ales. Crystal clear (I can read this review through the center of the glass). Moderate head but it settles quickly. Some minor spotting on the glass for lace.

Caramel sweet with a toasted bread touch. I also get a slightly soured milk nose.

The taste hits the right notes with a heavily malted flavor. Again, it is predominately the sweet caramel and toasted bread that comes through strongest. The body is not as rich as most in this category, but the carbonation is sufficiently muted to give the beer a fuller feel. The finish is slightly off--I get a little metal, some hop (surprise!) and more of the tartness identified in the smell.

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Photo of YoungMtn52
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy, brown with a nice bold head. Aroma is a pleasant peat and sweet malt. Nice crisp bold taste with a smooth finish...got this with a Beer of the Month selection....I have never seen this brand on Long Island but would buy it if I could....This is a good one, give it a try!

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Photo of Agriverbear
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hiblswoodworking
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cb8282
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMullet
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish amber with a persistent head.
Smell is smokey peat with a little spice.
Taste is caramel malt with a bit of banana. A bit of an alcohol/medicinal taste.

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Photo of flyersfan900
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nalid66
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haybeerman
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ojingeo
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SSGCujo
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nolster
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PMarcy78
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 1 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, brown color. 1/6 inch head of an off-white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, smoke, slight alcohol, slight pale malt, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of a Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, smoke, slight alcohol, slight pale malt, and a hint of caramel malt. Overall, poor appearance, good aroma, body, blend, and feel.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
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 Dovers
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lupigrant
4.47/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TIMMA87698
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The coolest part of this beer is how you can taste the peat smoke in the malt used. It is interesting, but a much lighter body than I was expecting.

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Photo of Demi
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Miami66
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Carb-Overlord
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
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 jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LennyBound
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 234 ratings
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