Scottish Pale Ale | Highlander Brew Co.

Scottish Pale AleScottish Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.62/5
41 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:
#32,366
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
41
pDev:
9.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 14
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of cyrenaica
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle
5.0% ABV

I tried this beer on May 21, 2012 after purchasing from one of the local LCBO outlets. The beer poured translucent coppery-brown colour with a thin tan coloured head. The aroma was sweet malt, molasses, caramel, and some floral hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is a disappointment. Quite metallic for a Scottish/Scotch ale

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3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle from the LCBO Ottawa for 3.50$

Appearance - Clear amber/copper yellow colour with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for only a short while.

Smell - Malts, breads/grains, butterscotch/caramel

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts and corn mixed with some caramel/butterscotch. There is also a bit of a hop bitterness and some grassy notes and just a hint of dark fruits. It ends with a malty semi sweet aftertaste.

Overall - Something that seems relatively well crafted and very drinkable.. but not all that exciting. It reminded me of some of the offerings I have had from Picaroons. I wouldn't pick this particular beer up again, but I'd surely try more beers from this brewer.

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3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Colour is a nice dark chestnut brown, with a good lace, and active carbonation.

Aroma is of quite malty, a bit heathery/floral. A slight earthy pepperiness. Slightly retrained but interesting.

Taste is of strong caramelized malt, very malty and rich. Sugar is present and sweetness is very assertive for a time, and then dry on the finish. My impression of the flavour is strong, but a bit of refinement seems lacking.

Mouthfeel has an initial carbonation then a strong dry malt, medium bodied, perhaps a bit unbalanced for the style, quite dry to the end.

An interesting beer to drink, definitely a welcome switch up. Probably not the best everyday drink, flavours are strong but come across a bit unbalanced.

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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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3.5/5  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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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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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3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle from the Main & Bronte LCBO in Milton, ON.

Pours a clear coppery bronze with one finger of eggshell white head and a few spots of lacing on the pint glass.

Smell is toffee, toasted malt, treacle, bruised pit fruit, earthy hops, trace of diacetyl, mild mineral note, and raisin.

Taste is caramel, toffee, brown bread, biscuit, molasses, raisin, light plumy and apple-like fruitiness precedes an earthy-musty finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, average carbonation, sugary-viscous middle transitions to a bone dry finish with fleeting afters.

Overall, this is a solid Scottish Ale with some English Pale and Brown Ale elements. Worth a purchase as the style is hard to come by in Ontario.

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3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle into tulip.
Best before October 14th, 2012

A- Crystal clear burnt copper/ brown pour. Short lived fizzy off white head. Lacing is decent.

S- Toasted bread, biscuits, almonds and some caramel. dark stone fruits and a little bit of butter.

T- Fresh baked bread, short bread or digestive cookies. Dark stone fruits and loads of caramel.

M- Light bodied, wish it had more chew to it. Carbonation is a little high.

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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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3.63/5  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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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Scottish Pale Ale from Highlander Brew Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 41 ratings
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