Winter Scotch Ale | The St. George Brewing Company

Winter Scotch AleWinter Scotch Ale
BA SCORE
39.2%
Liked This Beer
3.54 w/ 51 ratings
Winter Scotch AleWinter Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The St. George Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
stgeorgebrewingco.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DaveBlack on 11-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,112
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
51
Liked:
20
Avg:
3.54/5
pDev:
12.99%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Mhil
2.8/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Aroma - Sweet malt aroma with a slight vegital hint at the end. No hop aroma of note.

Appearance - Very clear, solid head with a tan lace that tried to cling to the glass.

Flavor - Slight bitterness but muted to balance more to the malt side. Moderate toasty malt flavor with a very slight caramel note. Some toffee or buttery notes.

Mouthfeel - Slippery mouthfeel, possibly from Diacetyl. I initially thought the buttery flavor was from kettle aramelization, but it might actually be Diacetly.

Overall - This isn't a Wee heavy and it isn't a Scotch session beer. Over all it was rather boring with a possibly flawed fermentation. Average beer. Too bad there are not many examples of the lower gravity Scotch Ales to compare to.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Hex92
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have never been with any of the beers from st george. Its a shame since they are a local brewery. Would really like to have this be better.

Probably the palest scratch ale I have ever seen. I don't think it tastes or looks like a Scotch ale. Definitely not very sweet, the mouth feel isn't at all sticky like decent scotch ales.
I gave this beer a 3 across the board. Average in Every way. I won't be picking this upon again.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Viciousknishs
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- pours a ruby reddish color with half a finger of off white head. Ok head retention.

S- aromas of dry caramel chew with a hint of smokiness.

T-Bready malt flavor with a hint caramel chew. Slight smoky in the middle. Finishes with a toasty nutty malt flavor and a heavy handed asprin character.

MF- slick oily mouthfeel with a light medium body and average carbonation.

D- drinkability is decent.

Overall a very light boring example of a scotch ale.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at The Brickskeller on December 9, 2010. Called this an 85 Shilling beer.

Pours a medium brown color with a thin cream-colored head with a slight cap on top. The nose brings forward quite a bit of peated malt. Other than some light roast and brown malt behind it, the peat is all I really get and it completely subsumes the rest of the beer. Strange, considering the brewer said it was only 1% of the grain bill

The flavor is likewise incredibly peat-forward with a bit of light smoke. Some roasted character in the background, though this is faint. The body is medium and finishes with a slight astringency, though nothing too harsh. All in all, not one of the better things I've had from St. George.

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3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer is dirty brown and hazy with a thin off white head, little lacing low carbonation.

Beer smells like peat.

Beer is thin on the palate and dry on the finish, between the start and the finish? peat...peated malt...fun....actually the peated character is really hard to overlook and notice anything else...eh...

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3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Kels for sharing.

12oz brown bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a bronzish brown with good clarity. Moderate head with little retention and lacing.

S: Mild maltiness with some biscuit and cereal. Mayr some rye? No hops.

T/M: Still, maybe rye? More of the mild maltiness. Medium body with maybe just a touch under average carbonation.

D: Drinks easy enough but not very interesting.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of cyclonece09
3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a orange yellow, very cloudy, with a fluffy white head. Smells of sweet grain, nothing really stands out. Tastes of grain with a tad of aging like from a barrel. Beer carbonated well light body goes down nice. Overall a slightly above average beer.

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3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber brown, some orange. Head is off-white, and pretty thin, less than a finger, and disappears quite quickly. Nose is pretty disappointing, a slight hint of caramel, but basically just smells like your standard beer.

Taste focuses on maltyness, with a significant amount of molasses. Not the strongest scotch ale I've had, but its pretty well balanced altogether. Medium-light body, with a tinge of carbonation, just a bit light for the style. Overall a good drink, not the best, but alright.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, crystal clear, caramel coloring with a steady flow of carbonation throughout the body and a foamy, low profile, off-white head. Aromas of sweet caramel, floral highlights, roasted and earthy notes, and candi sugar. Flavors are heavily roasted, with a caramel and toffee blend, subtle sugary sweetness, floral highlights, some vanilla crème, and a slightly bitter woody accent. The body is light and smooth, with a sugary sweet, caramel rich aftertaste. The finish is light, smooth, and slightly effervesced. Very sweet and tasty, and very drinkable.

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3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Winter Scotch Ale from The St. George Brewing Company
Beer rating: 39.2% out of 100 with 51 ratings
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