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:
#36,069
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
51
Liked:
20
Avg:
3.54/5
pDev:
12.99%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Photo of John_Beeryman
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of Boone757
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, golden amber/copper color with an eighth of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Malty up front, imparting notes of biscuits, followed by some black pepper, caramel, clover and some subtle hops.

Taste: Very nice. Malty up front, imparting notes of biscuits or English muffins, followed by some nuttiness, brown-sugar like sweetness, finished with some nicely balanced hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some decent carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 6.0%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a good American version of a Scotch ale. Good malty backbone balanced well with some sweetness and hops. Nice and worth a try.

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

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A good friend texted me about a store selling 6 packs for $3.99 knowing I am typically a fan of Scotch ales. For that price I had to give it a try. Good looking good beer with an excellent smell. Tasty, typically a fan of wee heavy's and this one is a decent light version. The beer gets some good bonus points overall for value. Good beer that I enjoyed and wish I had him pick up a case rather than a 6 for that price.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of MarvinTheMarzen
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ncaudle
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of czernobog
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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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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