Scotch Abbey Ale
5 Seasons Westside

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
ABV:
10%
Score:
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Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 6.04%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
3
From:
5 Seasons Westside
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque chocolaty brown with a thick, fine-bubbled beige head. Rich, malty, fruity aroma has a yeasty and rubbery undertone. Richly malty and yeasty flavor is subtly fruity and sweet with smoky hints. Lively, fizzy texture has a good bite to it. Recommended.

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Photo of glid02
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub.

Pours a murky dark brown color with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of yeasty light fruits - pears mostly but with hints of green apples - and robust and sticky toasted malts.

Tastes good. Light fruit flavors kick things off - again pears and green apples, although the green apple flavors are stronger than the smell intimates. Midway through the sip very light amounts of spices enter into things along with a good amount of charred malts. The malt flavors are missing some toastiness and are instead completely roasted. The ending is solidy bitter.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a solid thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall this was another interesting Belgian take on a beer I'm normally not the biggest fan of. I think this could benefit from some tweaking with regard to the malt flavors however it's worth a shot as it is.

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Photo of Mavajo
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark chesnut brown body with a mild white head. Some spotty lacing. Nose has a nice scotch character; malty. Taste is quite smooth; it's a fairly standard scotch ale taste with nice notes of malt, along with notes of Belgian yeast. All in all, not quite superb, but very good. A little more complexity would make it superb. Mouthfeel is a bit light but pleasant overall. Generous carbonation but not overwhelming.

This is an interesting blend of a scotch ale and Belgian yeast. I enjoyed it very much.

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Scotch Abbey Ale from 5 Seasons Westside
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 3 ratings