Claymore Scotch Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

Claymore Scotch AleClaymore Scotch Ale
BA SCORE
71%
Liked This Beer
3.85 w/ 1,518 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,516
Reviews:
501
Ratings:
1,518
Liked:
1,078
Avg:
3.85/5
pDev:
11.69%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
235
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,518 |  Reviews: 501
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3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a deep brown color with a touch of red and a small off white head. Smell is roasty, with biscuit like maltiness. There is a touch of caramel. Taste is caramel and roasted barley right up front. Fades to a very sweet finish with a noticeable alcohol note in the finish. Mouthfeel is thick and viscous, moderately low carbonation. This beer is quite heavy. Overall this is a nice, heavy, malt forward beer. Definitely a good representation of the style.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smoky, musty aroma; lots of roasted grain and caramel notes. Deep brown body color topped with a one-finger thick head. Medium sweetness tempered with a smooth hop bitterness. Smooth, semi-dry body; soft, medium feel.

A rich, malty beer with just the right touch of hop bitterness and alcohol presence. Easy enough drinking for a big beer, even with the fairly high ABV. Yes, it's noticeable, yet the malt and hops do an excellent job of keeping things balanced and enjoyable.

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Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 71% out of 100 with 1,518 ratings
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