Scottish Pale Ale | Highlander Brew Co.

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3.62/5
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42 Ratings
Scottish Pale AleScottish Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Highlander Brew Co.
Ontario, Canada
highlanderbrewco.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bright copper colour; toasted malt, a hint of caramel and a touch of fruit aromas; Medium body, with coffee and dark chocolate notes, nice hop balance and nutty finish.

Added by liamt07 on 03-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,513
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
42
pDev:
9.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of pootz
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have upgraded my review of this beer from the first samples I had some 3 years ago - the reworked recipe is a decent cross between a Scottish pale ale with micro brew attitude...rich copper-red color, big puffy cap, aroma is demure with toasted cereal tones fruity esters - taste is roasty-toasty-caramel malty in front with good hop bite - goes to a clean drying finish punctuated by a nutty-toasty maltiness. A great session ale. I will have a few in the fridge when it is available

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3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DRenaud
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thteam
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, 5.4% ABV. Nice coat of arms imagery depicted on the label.

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber hue, with two fat fingers of tightly foamy, chunky, and near-creamy off-white head, which leaves some decent layered dissolving cloud lace around the glass as things bleed away.

It smells of bready, crackery caramel malt, a bit of sourdough, mild earthy yeast, soft drupe fruit esters, and leafy, somewhat floral hops. The taste is quite malt-forward - caramel, toffee, and a touch of molasses - more sourdough and dark wheaty breadiness, weak grassy peat notes, and mild leafy, earthy hops.

The carbonation is fairly stilted, hardly exhibiting a bare frothiness, the body a pleasantly plump medium weight, and smooth, I suppose, though a sort of steely flintiness lingers from its just out of the fridge state. It finishes well off-dry, the malt still the headliner, but moderated well enough by the lesser biscuit and hop essences.

A flavourful and enjoyable Scotch-tinged pale ale, the malt complex and well drinkable. That's four for four (and yet I'm not on the floor) for this brewery, who seem to have a predilection for traditional UK styles (if their name didn't give it away) - and that's a-ok by me, especially when they are this proficiently turned out.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of ckollias
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this beer out a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours an amber brown hue with a solid white lace that lasts for awhile before ending in a wispy lace.

S: Malty caramel aroma

T: Similar to the aroma there is a malty caramel flavor that finished slightly dry

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: Decent brew - good flavors and aromas.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of andrenaline
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A random score at the local LCBO...

A - Pours a nice dark amber colour, thin layer of head with no retention or lacing.

S - Loads of bready malts, sourdough, rye and a hint of peat. Sweet caramel and buttered bread come through on the finish.

T - Peat notes are subdued by the heavy breaded malts, hints of smoke and leather come through on the finish alongside burnt caramel, toffee and some leafy greens.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - A tasty scotch ale, decent flavour profile and worth a try. I would probably buy it again, but I doubt it will see the shelves of Northern Ontario again.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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Scottish Pale Ale from Highlander Brew Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 42 ratings