Santa Paws | BrewDog

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A 4.5% decadent scotch ale brewed with Scottish Heather Honey. A robust malty beer packed with flavour and at a strength you can drink all (Christmas) day long.

A baby scotch ale which is perfect with Christmas pudding or whilst playing Pictionary with your gran. This is our antidote to the chaos of the upcoming festive season. Raise a glass of this Christmas beer, share it with friends, family and strangers, and sit back and enjoy the view as the world descends into a fairy light fuelled frenzy. And, if all else fails, just blame Santa.

Added by MasterSki on 11-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2014. Acquired a little while back from the Brewdog webshop. The label describes it as a Christmas Scotch ale with heather honey included in the ingredients. Better late than never....

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A very dark ruby-brown hue with light carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy beige foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a thick surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with hints of burnt grain, mild coffee, faint caramel, a twinge of molasses, ale yeast and stewed leaves. The honey isn't discernible. Rather one-dimensional.

Tastes of dark malt with a lingering bitter finish. Notes of roasted malt, burnt grain, coffee, mild molasses/caramel, earthy yeast, stewed leaves and a hint of ash. Well-attenuated, followed by a strident, malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with decent carbonation and an insubstantial body (though the low ABV partly accounts for this). Lightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of roasted malt, burnt grain and a whisper of caramel.

Meh - OK but far from stunning. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are dominated by roasted malt and little else. I was expecting a lighter, more caramel-laden brew with a degree of sweetness. The honey doesn't show up either. So-so body; too thin. It has more character than a lot of brews, but comes across as closer to a baby porter than a Scotch ale. Not to 'style' and not all that festive either. Not Brewdog's best effort - no need to seek it out.

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Very dark brown. Tan head. Thick but dissipates quickly.
Aroma of toasted bread and stewed veg'.
Improves with the taste. Forward roasted malt but a bit harsh.
Decent depth of taste and feel.

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Bottled

bottled, winter seasonal;
Christmas scotch ale brewed with Scottish heather honey
Golden ale with minimal white head
Sone Pine and sweetness in the flavour

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Santa Paws from BrewDog
3.53 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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