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Claymore Scotch Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Claymore Scotch AleClaymore Scotch Ale

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-22-2009

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Ratings: 1,530 |  Reviews: 503
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +6%

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3.56/5  rDev -7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.24/5  rDev -15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. Aggressive poor ΒΌ inch of mild thick tan head that dissipates quickly. Black/amber in color.
S. New Castle beer and dried dates.
T. Slightly watered down clone of New Castle. Like the label says mild hint of caramel, hops, and malt. Alcohol taste is astringent.
M. Crisp, again same as New Castle Brown Ale.
O. This is a very good substitute for you know what.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Pours very dark brown with a large, lasting pale tan head.
Nose shows peated malt, caramel, bready and nutty notes.
Rich flavours. Peat, cocoa, toasty malt, slightly solventy booze and sweet bready malt.

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

BOD 6/30/14. Dark amber pour (looks like a porter) with normal head, lacing and retention. Weak nose of mostly caramel coupled with hints of roast, dark fruit and coffee/toffee. Almost full bodied with a nice almost creamy texture. Slightly below normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is quite nice and well balanced, but lacks the intensity and complexity of the world class Wee Heavies such as Traquair and Thirsty Dog's Wulver. It begins as the nose, mostly caramel with hints of dark fruit, roast and coffee/toffee. As the sweetness fades in the middle, hops and associated mild bitterness are noted. The finish leaves you with a touch of smoke and a very light alcohol burn.

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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a slightly heavier version of a traditional Scotch ale, and it's got some punch. Very malty, but not smoky at all, and not bitter either. Good take on the usual Scotches.

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Claymore Scotch Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,530 ratings
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