Burning Skye Scottish Style Ale | Empyrean Brewing Company

Burning Skye Scottish Style AleBurning Skye Scottish Style Ale
BA SCORE
3.47/5
180 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#40,411
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
180
pDev:
14.12%
Bros Score:
3.35
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampled back on 11/3/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a brandy snifter.

Pours a nice copper in color with a small off-white head. Lots of lacing was seen with each sip. Perfect carbonation. The aroma is of roasted malts with some caramel sweetness. Very pleasant. The taste was even better than the aroma actually with a touch of smoke. Very easy to drink and no harsh bitter aftertaste.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Slightly hazy (lots of sediment) with a old copper penny color (or a burning sky). Very small bright white head with spotty lacing,

S: Toffee and caramel sweetness. subtle spicyness hiding underneath the malt aromas.

T: Smokey and peaty (like a nice scotch). toast and bread crust. Caramel sweetness with a clean finish

M: low carbination, moderate mouthfeel.

O: This was a solid Scotish Ale. More peaty/smokey then most I've had but I enjoyed it. I don't know if the sediment in my bottle was normal (which i don't mind) or not but it seamed exesive.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

someone explain to me how this is a scottish ale? unless its a dumbed down sort of version for the masses, because theres nothing authentically scottish about this. the pour is mostly clear golden, maybe a tad darker, like so many of their beers. a good inch of head on top. the nose is sweeter, but the malt profile is indeed lighter than i am used to in the style not much hops to speak of, but an earthen character that makes me ready for a big gulp. refreshing, too light for the style again, but crisp in the finish for the sweetness. nothing too interesting here, but a sessionable english pale ale style with a medium to light body and enough bubbles to wash away some of the spicy food they serve at lazlos there. overall im not too impressed with this, but theres nothing wrong with it either. kind of par for the course, maybe a little better for nebraska.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass.

The beer is a sort of muted copper color, looks watery in a way. A creamy, fluffy head recedes to swirls of bubbles while light lacing sticks to the glass.

The aroma is a very solid body of sweetness, some caramel, bready notes.

The taste profile follows the aroma, very sweet and very drinkable. The beer starts with a sweet stroke of warm caramel, then transitions to a tangy, dry English tea body. A slight toffee, tangy finish.

The mouthfeel is dry and somewhat light bodied.

Overall, I do enjoy this beer, but it's almost too damn drinkable. It's got some good notes in the taste profile, and with the low ABV it makes it a good session beer.

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Burning Skye Scottish Style Ale from Empyrean Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 180 ratings
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