Burning Skye Scottish Style Ale | Empyrean Brewing Company

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80
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180 Ratings
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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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Photo of SF_Posse
2.24/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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Photo of AlbertVogler
2.93/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of futiledevices
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukasOP
3.96/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schimschim
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer187
3.87/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PretzelCity
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HopRoddy
4.35/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Local beer for me. Only beer Empyrean makes I'm find if and they hit it out if the park.

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Photo of Kris450
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of MtOrion
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Brodie
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of RanchHand
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of four91
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #71 (December 2012):

Although it’s a bit too sweet and could use more malt backbone, what we have here is an average Scottish Ale. There’s not enough examples of the style in the US, so fans of the style should give it a try, as should those who enjoy beers brewed with smoked malts.

STYLE: Scottish Ale
ABV: 5.3%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Hazy, dirty blonde with a thin creamy lace

SMELL: Cereal grains, tea, mild smoke

TASTE: Light-bodied, smooth, crackery, nutty malts, golden syrup, tea leaves, golden fruits, gum, faint watery smokiness, bone dry finish, lingering smoke

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Photo of holder1422
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of lysergicdream
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of jzlyo
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of corywalston
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A. Slightly aggressive poor 1 inch of white head. . Head dissipated to a thin rim around the glass with islands of bubbles. Color is a cloudy golden tan.
S. Scottish ale campfire, and citrus fruit.
T. Butterscotch, smoked wood, sweet.
M. Crisp and refreshing.
O. Suggest for people who like New Castel Brown Ale. A bit of a heavy buzz for 5.3% ABV. Not a bad beer but not amazing either.

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

Photo of leppard77
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -13.5%

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