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

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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:
21 IBU

Added by mzwolinski on 09-24-2002

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Ranking:
#28,543
Reviews:
225
Ratings:
766
pDev:
12.37%
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4.05
 
 
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Ratings: 766 |  Reviews: 225
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
4.62/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours clear and dark copper in color with a sandstone, near finger's width head. Sub-par retention results in a mostly barren surface with a razor thin ring of suds around the glass. No lacing.

Smell - Caramel, lesser honey, lightly toasted malts and a hint of fruitiness.

Taste - Honey and caramel sweetness upfront before a subtle smokey undertone emerges mid-taste with a lightly fruity bite in the finish. Aftertaste lingers sweetly with a ghostly trace of smokiness.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with low carbonation. Flat finish.

Overall - A fair drinking scottish ale that's got enough flavor to get you through a Sunday football game, but it probably won't become your go-to anytime soon.

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Photo of AD17
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FEAndrews
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Happened to try this on a quick trip to Arizona and loved it. I started searching for it once I returned to Texas. I have always been a Marzen/Oktoberfest kind of guy, and I’m pleasantly surprised to discover that a lite Scottish Ale such as this is a perfect match for me: Malty, sweet, no hop bitterness, and very smooth finish. I’ll be looking for more beers like this.

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

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

Photo of Beerbuddha
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Korymiller
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dukeandduke
2.85/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12/17/17: $13 Pint purchased by my brother at T Mobile arena for Las Vegas Knights vs. Florida Panthers game. Brown pour into plastic stadium cup, light head, barley and chocolate aroma. Mild taste similar to aroma, very light mouth feel, easy drinking. Overall OK offering.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vader444
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can poured into a thistle glass.

Pretty average Scotch Ale. Not in the same league as Dirty Bastard. The name is fantastic though; I wonder if my gay uncle who works in a kilt shop would appreciate it (not joking)?! Wouldn’t be in a huge rush to get this again. Cheers anyway

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Photo of Hank_hill
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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 766 ratings