Bagpiper's Scotch Ale
Allentown Brew Works

Bagpiper's Scotch AleBagpiper's Scotch Ale
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Allentown Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Ranked #127
Ranked #22,883
3.71 | pDev: 10.51%
Sep 28, 2023
Feb 08, 2009
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Rated: 3.88 by sentrytec from Pennsylvania

Sep 28, 2023
Rated: 3.59 by Fr33man from Maryland

May 30, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania

Jun 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Speartron from Maryland

3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Very rich, very malty, somewhat sweet.
Amber-caramel in color, like a amber ale. A slight bitterness coming across in the strong malt perhaps?
Overall very good. Could be a good session ale.
Nov 05, 2018
Rated: 3.65 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by rspauldi from Texas

Jun 10, 2015
Rated: 3.18 by bram325 from Texas

Jan 12, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by malfunxion from New York

Aug 23, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Jul 03, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by k_art18 from Pennsylvania

Jun 03, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by MKrauss from Pennsylvania

Feb 24, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Budinetz from Pennsylvania

Jan 20, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Nov 29, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by KJ2013 from Pennsylvania

Oct 05, 2013
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Reviewed by BurgeoningBrewhead from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured into thistle glass; deep hazy brown/red with a moderate fizzy tan head that fades slowly into a dense cap of foam that leaves slippery chunky lacing as it slides down.
Smell is sweet; toasted grain, caramel, some sweeter dark fruit (figs?), booziness comes with a scotch-like flair. Also a hint of sourness from some hidden earthy hops.
Taste is caramel malt, toasted dark bread, boozy dark fruit, some sweetness that is quickly attenuated by very lightly bitter earthy hops. Very malt-forward, delicious.
Mouthfeel is full-bodied, slick and wet, not cloying.
Overall, this is a great and drinkable scotch ale. I think I'd prefer it to be a little stronger, even at the cost of being a bit boozy; it seems appropriate for a "wee heavy." Still, this one's a great example of the style.
Sep 13, 2013
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Served in a wellington glass. Picked this up at Abe's on my last visit to PA...I find it amazing how close PA is to NY and this beer I have never seen it here.

Appearance: A dark hazy amber, light bubbles on the body and an orange tinted white head that rose to almost two finger's length.

Smell: Light scotch scent, comes and goes.

Taste: Woody barrel scotch taste comes off bland. Slight dryness to it. Has a sweet toffee feel but dissipates quickly. Does taste good but leaves you high and dry.

Mouth: Light to medium carbonation, sticky feel but after taste isn't quite the best.

Overall: This beer is alright I have had much better Scotch Ales in my days. For the seven bucks not bad but I rather get a six pack of my favorite scotch ale which I'll let you figure it which one is my fave. Salud!
Jul 02, 2013
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Got a bomber of this for $6.40 from the house of 1,000 beers. Into a pint glass
A - Quite an explosion of carbonation a very bubbly full inch of opaque colored head atop of a very dark mahogany brown. Great lacing.
S - Loaded with molasses, chocolate malts, mild peat, some piney hops, and Toast bread. I am even picking up some caramel sweet action from the malts.
T - Wow I never had such a pronounced yet balanced earthy hop profile. It lifts the flavors of brown sugar malts, a touch of peat, some molasses, bread pudding, and a touch of toasted bread to a tasty nirvana.
M - Quite possibly the smoothest scotch ale I had in a while, even though while bubbly it greatly masks the ABV which is pretty big,

Overall a treat at around 6 bucks tax included. I believe I liked this better than their stout.
Jul 01, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by LoveStout from New York

Jul 01, 2013
Rated: 4 by dan027 from Pennsylvania

May 17, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by twenty5 from Pennsylvania

May 10, 2013
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