Burning Skye Scottish Style Ale | Empyrean Brewing Company

BA SCORE
80
good
180 Ratings
THE BROS
77
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Burning Skye Scottish Style AleBurning Skye Scottish Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
empyreanbrewingco.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by PhantomVodoo on 08-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
83
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
14.12%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 180 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of Gene-Colorado
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Julian_Hayden
4.24/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Try-em-all
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of Nolster
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dactrius
2.56/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of simplejj81
3.06/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
2.73/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jodio
3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aoyoc
2.53/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of evilmoose
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DamienArk
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheHopsman
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 salty 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.

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Photo of AleMan66
4.09/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of troyvar
2.71/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of jw4free
2.9/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Joe_recker
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpuetz
2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of SamuelR
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SinjaminBentek
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Burning Skye Scottish Style Ale from Empyrean Brewing Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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