Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale | Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

Bancreagie Peated Scotch AleBancreagie Peated Scotch Ale
BA SCORE
49.1%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 230 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jera1350 on 03-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,881
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
230
Liked:
113
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
13.26%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 230 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of AlbertVogler
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bancreagie pours a hazy dark amber color with a nice large lacing head. There is a weak aroma, with a sweet but sharp malt aroma. The taste has a nice mellow malt flavor flavors, very balanced, with a hint of a sourness. Overall its a nice drinking mellow scotch ale.

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Photo of maDUECEgunner
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

12 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep orange copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, light chocolate, raisin, pear, brown bread, peat smoke, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/smokey earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, peat smoke, and fruity/earthy yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown bread, raisin, pear, light chocolate, peat smoke, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/smokey earthiness. Slight earthy hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, light chocolate, brown bread, herbal, peat smoke, light nuttiness, and yeast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, peat smoke, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice scotch ale. Good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity/earthy yeast, and moderate peat smoke flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of alostplot
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Snow81
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

A - It has a burnt orange body with amber highlights. It is topped with three inches of tan head that clings to the sides of the glass.

S - At first I smelled some tea and caramel malt. Then the smoky peat came through.

T - The taste is smoky caramel. It has a similarity of a rauchbier.

M - Medium

O - I like the smokiness of this beer. The sweet malt accentuates the smoke. It's worth a try.

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Photo of DaveMiller
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of DantheMan75
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Hopstout
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of LeeW
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Shawner
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Kyle_Hanson
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Fargrow
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of drop6301
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mikerieder
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of zeff80
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear, copper/burgundy color with a small, head of foam. It smelled grassy and earthy with some good maltiness. Very malty and sweet upon first sip. There is a mossy/grassy presence like all scotch ales have. It was crisp, sharp and smooth.

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Photo of Hop-Droppen-Roll
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This will be my first Scotch Ale, and my first experience with peated malts. Here goes.

Poured into a Libbey 'Belgian' glass, 1.5 finger head, nice amber, rosey gold color, quite clear.

The smell is pretty intriguing - earthy smoke, raisins, nuttiness, leather...

Taste, ok, this is a little different. I can sort of see why some people aren't fans of this, but I am happy to enjoy this glass - I'm getting tobacco, leather, smoke - all those notes that are usually found in heavier brews but this one's pretty light on the palate. Unique.

Nothing spectacular happening with the mouthfeel.

Good brew! Worth trying for a certainty, maybe you'll choose to pass if you've got a number of wee heavies under your belt already but I think this is a solid first for me. I like it, but I don't see myself running back to the liquor store to pick up a sixer. I'll call this a 3.5 - the perfect 'good'.

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Photo of kjyost
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jimmah120
3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle with no date. most nondescript packaging ive seen in a while

look is a cloudy copper haze with almost no head. smell is faint caramel malts and some spicy scottish stuff goin down. low carbonation, medium feel. taste is light for 7%, with some powdery malts and english hops, finish has some roast to it. aftertaste has a plastic taste, almost like sweet latex.

mostly inoffensive, deceptively strong, not my cup of tea

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Beer rating: 49.1% out of 100 with 230 ratings
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