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

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3.72/5
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777 Ratings
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:
#29,873
Reviews:
227
Ratings:
777
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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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

Photo of HabaJohn
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitzvahman72
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

With a light amber color, this beer has a nice concoction of toffee, biscuit, smooth caramel and a touch of dried fruits with banana notes. The sweet biscuit aroma follows the overall flavor, carrying on towards a touch yeastier in the aftertaste. It’s clean and balanced overall and is similar to Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing in San Diego. Overall, it is well made for a non-peat Scotch ale. If you like some peat with your beer, I recommend Sprecher Brewery’s Piper’s Scotch-style ale, Ale Smith's Wee Heavy and even Belhaven Brewery’s Wee Heavy.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeschaefer
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Bought a 6-pack from Times $8.49
Smell of caramel
Reddish amber color
High carbonation
Caramel malt flavors
Overall a nice beer for the style. Would drink again.

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

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | 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 777 ratings