Claymore Scotch Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,498
Reviews:
496
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
232
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this one at the brewery. So damn good.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.92/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great smoked character in smell and taste which might not be expected in a wee heavy but was certainly appreciated. The carbonation might have been just a little high for my taste which is the only reason this beer did not receive a 5 for all categories. Will definitely be having this beer again in the future. Thanks again to the guys at Great Divide!

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4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this on tap at the Great Divide brewery down the street from my apartment.

A - The color was a nice deep, dark brown with an eggshell-white head with good retention and minimal lacing.

S - The roasted barley aroma was there, but intermingled with a mild tobacco smell. Probably due to the low fermentation temp on the yeast.

T - The first word to come to mind as I was tasting this beer was 'clean'. The roasted barley/dark malt flavor gave way quickly to a very nice clean taste. There was a hint of tobacco or caramel as it hit your tongue, but it was very fleeting. Extremely pleasant.

M- For the amount of alcohol, it was very light and clean. It hit your tongue and faded away promptly. Almost as if it was begging you to take a bigger swig.

D - Extremely drinkable. It drinks like a very well done doppelbock, but hits you like an english style stout. I'm extremely impressed.

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4.84/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Darker than a typical wee heavy. It's slighty red with a light shined through it, with almost no head on it.

Smell: It had a nice malty, caramel, earthy sort of smell to it, pretty much what you would hope for from this style.

Taste: Very malty and rich, with a strong caramel taste permeating the entire brew. It has a sort of earthiness to it as well, reminding one of the hill country (the Scottish Highlands?).

Mouthfeel: Somewhat heavy, but smooth. It goes right down the gullet.

Overall: I think this is an underrated beer. I've had Oskar Blues's Old Chub Scotch Ale--a very popular wee heavy--numerous times, and I found this to be a superior beer. The taste is similar, but a little richer, and not quite as sweet. This beer is darker and has a sort of weightiness about it as well.

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Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,498 ratings.
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