Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale | Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery

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3.72/5
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Kilt Lifter Scottish Style AleKilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Arizona, United States
fourpeaks.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Kilt Lifter is our award-winning flagship brew, crafted in the tradition and honor of the great strong ales of Scotland. Take one sip and you’ll swear it had been brewed by men in kilts—and maybe it was. It’s a full-bodied ale with pronounced flavors of caramel and roasted barley. Notice its amber color, malty sweetness and a hint of smokiness with a clean dry finish? That’s a true Scottish-style ale.

Added by mzwolinski on 09-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,946
Reviews:
229
Ratings:
785
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
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43
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Ratings: 785 |  Reviews: 229
Photo of NeoClassicist
2.12/5  rDev -43%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of depechemode1983
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out deep amber. The head is tan with moderate retention. No Lacing

The nose has some caramel, a bit of grains, and faint hops.

The taste is mostly of slightly sweet caramel malts. Maybe some molasses. Not much going on. One dimensional.


The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Carbonation is nice. Medium but lightly effervescent.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.06/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

12oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. 26MAY18 printed in black box on bottom left of back label.

Appearance - Pours medium offwhite head that dissipates fairly quickly. Lots of lacing. Clear medium-light red-brown body. 3.75

Smell - Strong nut, malt, and alcohol characters play off eachother. Some honey and caramel in the back. Slight dark fruit, plum. 4

Taste - Tons of alcohol. Malt-liquorish musky, corny malt. It's only 6 percent but tastes like a poorly hidden high gravity malt liquor. Lots of dry cardboard. 1.25

Mouthfeel - Somehow both sticky and astringent without any capacity for one to balance out the other. The worst of both worlds. Legimitately awe inspiring in its terribleness. 1.25

Overall - If your goal is to get drunk, just get a malt liquor. It will taste better, have more alcohol, and be cheaper. If your goal is taste a beer, buy anything else. This is probably the worst beer I've had in years. I really hope it's just a bad bottle. There's no indication whether the date is the born on or best by, but regardless, a beer should never taste this bad, even a few months passed. 1.25

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Photo of Azbadger46
4.76/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love it. Pour it in the middle it into a cool glass and enjoy.

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Photo of charrel
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drew-Mullins
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sbuck
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.09/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

this was a rough one for me, and sure, i did it to myself a bit, but come on, this should be a lot better than it is. purchased at a venue in the dessert, in a 24oz can or something big like that, and it was hot out obviously, so this was a weird choice to begin with, a scottish ale in this heat and in this volume, but i wanted a craft beer and this was my only choice. i would have been better off with a silver bullet. its sweet and adjuncty for what it is, without the bready toasty rich malt depth i usually look for in the style, and it warms up so poorly that i actually cant finish the bottom quarter or so of the can, metallic and even artificial tasting somehow, which shouldnt happen in an unflavored beer. i know i didnt give this the best chance to be good, the context was way off, but this was even worse than it should have been. cheap and monotone and oddly sharp. it was north of ten bucks too, a regrettable purchase in more ways than one. i would avoid this one, at least in this format. eventually ill try this again in a better situation, but after this experience i am in no hurry...

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Photo of Rymish
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vyvyan
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Justinprintz
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours brown with a nutty, khaki finger of foam. Aroma is toasted and nutted malts, giving off an aroma approaching dark. Flavor profile is nutted, toasted, and breaded malts forming a comforting taste. Mouth feel is velvety with light fizz, with a medium thickness. Overall, pretty good display of malts here, but not much beyond that.

Draft. Reviewed from notes.

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Photo of Marvicsin
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LennyBound
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacAuthur
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TrojanRB
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chackman151
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShaunSolo
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: One finger whitehead, clear brown body.

Smell: Same as below.

Taste: Mild caramel, mild dark fruits, very mild peat, almost a pilsener malty flavor.

Feel: Light body, high carbonation, well balanced.

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Photo of WDWAoT
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nunitn
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ScaryEd
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 785 ratings