Burning Skye Scottish Style Ale
Empyrean Brewing Company

Burning Skye Scottish Style AleBurning Skye Scottish Style Ale
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From:
Empyrean Brewing Company
 
Nebraska, United States
Style:
Scottish Ale
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
80
Avg:
3.48 | pDev: 14.08%
Ratings:
186
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 15, 2022
Added:
Aug 11, 2002
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  33
SCORE
80
Good
Burning Skye Scottish Style AleBurning Skye Scottish Style Ale
Notes: Brewed in the tradition of Scotland's malty-sweet beers. Sweet and smooth with a wee hint of smoked character. Brewed with American, English & German grown barley and American hops.

13 IBU
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4.04/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Captain69 from Illinois

great malty ale slightly sweet with great malt taste in every sip- it shows retired in beer advocate but i just got a six pack marked 2022

Apr 15, 2022
 
3.62 by socon67 from New York on Nov 08, 2019
 
3.7 by craigbelly from Iowa on Sep 13, 2019
 
3.23 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Oct 11, 2018
 
3.59 by gopens44 from Virginia on Sep 16, 2018
 
3.53 by WDJersey from Colorado on Nov 25, 2017
 
4 by Gene-Colorado from Colorado on Jun 28, 2017
 
4.24 by Julian_Hayden from Nebraska on Jun 14, 2017
Photo of Try-em-all
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Try-em-all from Missouri

Dark gold, a bit cloudy, one finger head, subtle smokey aroma and magnificent taste, perfect with bbq, try it.

Apr 05, 2017
 
3.18 by Nolster from Minnesota on Apr 04, 2017
 
2.56 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Jan 24, 2017
Photo of Franziskaner
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Shiny copper penny colored with a fingernail of off white on top. Vibrant carbonation bubbles continue to rise to the surface from within. The aroma is of bready malt and caramel. I'm tasting caramel, honey and dark wheat. The mouth is smooth and viscous.

Oct 22, 2016
 
3 by Hopstout from Minnesota on Oct 09, 2016
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3.06/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by simplejj81 from Wisconsin

Not what I'd expect for a scottish ale, totally drinkable, but quite a disappointment.
The mouthfeel is a bit too light, and the taste is not even a hint of smoky as the label suggests. Also the ABV at 5.3% is atypical for this style.

Sep 23, 2016
 
3.77 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois on Aug 22, 2016
 
2.73 by Chrispy_Creams from Minnesota on Aug 11, 2016
 
3.97 by Jodio from Texas on Jul 30, 2016
 
2.53 by Aoyoc from Nebraska on May 25, 2016
 
4.25 by evilmoose from Nebraska on Mar 25, 2016
 
3.15 by DamienArk from Iowa on Mar 22, 2016
 
3.39 by TheHopsman from Nebraska on Mar 05, 2016
Photo of hoptheology
3.89/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by hoptheology from South Dakota

Pours a hazy honey blonde with a 2 finger fluff of head, diminishing slowly.

A nice smell of bread dough, crisp toast, caramel malts, with coriander and a touch of wheat.

The flavor is somewhat washed out but nonetheless balanced and warm. Lots of bread and doughiness, crunchy toast, roasted malts, nut, and salt & yeast.

Feel is very carbonated, heavy seltzer backing, breathy finish.

Burning Skye is a very sessionable, easy drinking scotch. It won't knock you off your chair, or impress you with the plethora of flavors, or the aging of the malts, or an abundance of sticky fig - there's none of that. What's here is a nice, bready malt beer with lots of scottish influence. I like it, I'll have it again.

Feb 23, 2016
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4.09/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by AleMan66 from Minnesota

Smell: malty and sweet, pleasant
Look: a nice butterscotch, or hazy amber
Taste: light bodied, sweet, very nice
Feel: medium carbonation, slightly zingy, a bit of lingering after taste that is pretty good
Overall: I like it and would buy it again

Jan 31, 2016
Photo of troyvar
2.71/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by troyvar from Minnesota

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Addams glass. Copper colored with nice creamy head, beautiful look. Smell is light, as are taste and mouthfeel. As I'm used to a heavier Scottish Ale, I find this way to light.

Jan 16, 2016
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2.9/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by jw4free from Kansas

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass. Dark tan, limited head, good lacing. Not much maltiness. It comes on as it warms. Bit of smoke, but nothing interesting.

Dec 30, 2015
Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

A - Pours amber with a one-finger white creamy white head. The head lingers to a thin ring leaving cascading soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is malty sweetness, toasted bread, and scotch.

T - The taste is caramel malts, toasted bread, apple, pear, and light scotch on the finish.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Dry finish.

O - A decent very easy drinking Scotch Ale.

Sep 11, 2015
 
3.5 by Joe_recker from Nebraska on Aug 08, 2015
 
2 by jpuetz from South Dakota on Aug 06, 2015
 
3.56 by SamuelR from California on Jul 30, 2015
 
3.8 by SinjaminBentek from Nebraska on Jun 23, 2015
Photo of pat61
4.1/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: copper tinted amber with a 2” clingy white foam cap
S: Spicy, malty aromas.
T: Has the definitive Scotch ale flavor of malt, spice, grain, a whisper of anise to cardamom, a rich malt finish with some hints of caramel in the malt. Hops are very mild.
F: Medium body, fine soft carbonation, below average carbonation.
O: An easy to drink, well constructed Scottish ale.

Jun 08, 2015
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2.24/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by SF_Posse from Wisconsin

Malty scottish ale. Smell has almost a skunky vibe to it. Not my favorite in this style.

Jun 04, 2015
 
2.93 by AlbertVogler from South Carolina on May 30, 2015
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. A gift of brew from the vice president of the industrial side of my job--THANKS Randy!

Ale pours a hazy luminous orange with a moderate white head of dissipating foam that settles to a thin layer and ring with moderate lacing. Nose of smoked malts, strong sweet caramel, and light grains with a hint of sweet stone fruit. Flavors follow with lightly smoked malts to the front and sides, light grain bill to the rear, and a lightly sweet peach bread like characteristic that I kept finding in the nose. Smooth coating mouth feel finishes ever slightly dry, while the nice carbonation makes for a lively, fresh, quaffable mouth feel. Very solid and a treat for a simple Ohioan such as myself.

Apr 10, 2015
 
3.51 by futiledevices from South Dakota on Apr 02, 2015
 
3.96 by LukasOP from Kansas on Mar 19, 2015
 
3.04 by schimschim from Minnesota on Feb 24, 2015
 
3.87 by Beer187 from Nebraska on Feb 15, 2015
 
3.6 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Feb 03, 2015
 
3.05 by PretzelCity from California on Jan 22, 2015
Burning Skye Scottish Style Ale from Empyrean Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 186 ratings