Scottish Pale Ale
South River Brewing Company

Scottish Pale AleScottish Pale Ale
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South River Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
Scottish Ale
Ranked #65
Ranked #24,115
3.62 | pDev: 9.12%
May 22, 2022
Mar 26, 2012
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.
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Rated: 3.87 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON)

May 22, 2022
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Reviewed by pootz from Canada (ON)

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 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
Jan 09, 2018
Rated: 3.97 by Nost from Canada (ON)

Apr 01, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Jotora from Canada (ON)

Nov 15, 2015
Rated: 3.87 by DRenaud from Canada (ON)

Aug 26, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Mar 01, 2015
Rated: 3.63 by thteam from Canada (ON)

Jan 19, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Bf_89 from Canada (ON)

Nov 24, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by WillAndSarah from Canada (ON)

Oct 19, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by patre_tim from Thailand

Jul 19, 2014
Rated: 3 by JohnKenn from Canada (ON)

Jun 21, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by TerryW from Canada (ON)

May 04, 2014
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

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.
May 03, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by RedAleMan from Canada (ON)

Mar 07, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Dec 05, 2013
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Reviewed by ckollias from Maryland

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.
Oct 03, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by bigox420 from Canada (ON)

Aug 02, 2013
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Reviewed by andrenaline from Canada (ON)

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.
Jun 15, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by seinfeldette from Canada (ON)

May 16, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by yancot from Canada (ON)

May 10, 2013
Scottish Pale Ale from South River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 43 ratings