Barley's MacLenny's Scottish Ale | Smokehouse Brewing Co.

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85
very good
29 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smokehouse Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
smokehousebrewing.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-20-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.34%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryften
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the smoke house....this is very sweet. It poured a clear golden with no head and no lace. The scent has faint sweetness. The taste is very sweet with hints of caramel. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok. Not even close to some of the better scotch ales I've had.

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Photo of dlin0sbb
3.14/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of househjj
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kviper55
4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

It had a very smooth taste.

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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Lots of caramel, not much else in terms of flavor. Balance could be improved.

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Photo of JB62
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Typical Scottish ale. Nothing special

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Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2-star
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very solid flagship beer to be proud of.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Barley's Smokehouse #2 in Columbus
Pour is light mahogany with excellent clarity and a head which dies down fairly quickly but not completely, leaving a very durable ring and spotty lacing.
Light, sweet and malty for style. Perhaps by design, their best seller.
Near medium body is a tad light.

O: This MacLenny's Scottish Ale was solid, but paled compared to world class versions or even the 3 Floyds Robert the Bruce I had during the same visit.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mikeg67
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Pours amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is of green apple, and caramel malt. Body is medium and smooth. Earthy hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. The finish is long and semidry. Tasty, easy drinking brew.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Barley’s Smokehouse and Brewpub, Columbus, OH

A: The beer is crystal clear yellowish amber in color and has the slightest hints of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that left a large patch of bubbles in the center and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of floral hops in the nose.
T: The taste has a bit of sweetness with flavors of butterscotch and toffee; it gains complexity as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer seems very malty but is very easy to drink and makes a good accompaniment to food.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Franz4
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a nice golden color with a thin head, no visible carbonation.

S- scent is fresh, floral with a slight pine scent.

T- very roasty up front with a strong pear-like flavor in the middle that was very unique, and I liked it, followed by a floral, drier finish.

M- the carbonation comes alive and balances well with the medium body.

D- very good in this category, unique in the flavor, but I could have consumed multiple of these.

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Barley's MacLenny's Scottish Ale from Smokehouse Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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