Claymore Scotch Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Claymore Scotch AleClaymore Scotch Ale
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,512
Reviews:
499
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
234
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,512 |  Reviews: 499
Photo of psmith161
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of London08
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DiggerDahl
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psdonnelly
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poor head retention to this purplish-brown brew.

The nose features sugar, brown sugar, toffee, and fruitbread. The palate follows, along with a slightly tart hint of plums. Not overly sweet; a classic Scotch ale taste.

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Photo of McClinton
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wrigfen
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LAp
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a ruby-brown with a characteristic white head that quickly recedes. Great candy nose (rock candy and fruit) with a comparable palate. Mouthfeel is medium-to-medium-light. Not usually a huge fan of single scotch ales (wee heavies are another story), but this one manages to impress. The predilection of the nose and palate for a more hard candy note works well.

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Photo of Curt3
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Suds
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick and dark brown in color from a twelve ounce bottle. The head is light tan and the aroma is malty. Toasted notes and a bit of vanilla. The taste is sweet, malty, and with faint background hops. Full and thick in body. Nice.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours dark brown with a smallish head. The aroma features chocolate, smoke, peat, brown sugar, and mild coffee. The flavor starts with chocolate and some cream, then a mellow smoke and semi-sweet peat, with touch of sourness at the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full, with lacy carbonation. This beer has a certain richness, but also a certain dourness and moderation. The accent flavors of smoke and sour bread really serve to temper the chocolatey core of the beer.

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Photo of D9sus4
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleSan
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mongrel
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty much the quintessential scotch ale. Bright, but rich with caramel, dark fruit, plum skin, vanilla and a touch of peat smoke. Coats the palate, but never approaches cloying. Relatively clean, dry finish. Killer beer.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of akolb
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Subdued caramel and toffee aroma. Sweet and malty. Pours a deep brown with a minimalist head. Taste has big sweet malty flavors up front. Vanilla, caramel, toast, a little roast. Richness and spice.

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Photo of ordybill
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a clear dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and some caramel. The taste is very close to the nose. An excellent beer.

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Photo of Wingnut93
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Savan
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This ale pour a deep purple hue with smoke on the the water... literally :)
To taste this epic ale is to know what ambrosia of the gods surely is... sweet and very complex malty goodness prevails... and a perfect mouth feel about it! LOVE this beer over all. could only be better if aromas were less subdued, but then no beer is perfect..... is it?

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

Photo of BlueSpader
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Dark brown liquid; deep purple when held to the light.

Small white head; minimal lacing.

Smoke, cloves and banana in the malt-forward nose. Almost like a rauchbier!

Mouthfeel has heft but isn't overly viscous.

Smoke in front on the first sip; molasses and pickle juice follow. The pickle juice isn't overpowering, but slightly off-putting. Slight metallic after-taste. After a promising nose, this is just an OK beer.

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Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,512 ratings.
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