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:
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:
#29,026
Reviews:
235
Ratings:
803
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
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44
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219
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Ratings: 803 |  Reviews: 235
Photo of gandres
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can 1 pint poured to pint glass
Sight: Dark amber clear liquid, medium foam, lacing
Small: good aroma, malty
Taste: low bitterness, sweet
Mouth feel: medium carbonation, long follow through, good long finish, sweet aftertaste
Very good beer, repeat: yes look forward: No
dranked: Friday, May 12, 2017 9:00 PM

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Photo of Trueprinceofgotham
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EAR
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of H-TownMcBuck
3.08/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Weak effort at a great style. Minimal aroma and flavor. Not a fan.

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Photo of Nunya
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill.

A clear mahogany with a thin brown head that falls off rapidly leaving little lacing this looks solid. There nose has toffee, butterscotch, burnt caramel and a little bit of leather and earthy hop bitterness. Pleasantly toasty as well. The palate opens mildly sweet with dark caramel, burnt caramel and dark brown sugar along with a mild bitterness to balance it. The mid palate is rather nondescript with a simple sweetness. A touch of smoke is present as well. Drying on ght finish, this beer is medium light in body and moderately carbonated. Decent.

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Photo of morrowd3
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyingmick
3.01/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Eman17
3.17/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Mindyredale
4.58/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious full flavored! Strangely delicious with flambe'd cherries...

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Photo of npolachek
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - reddish color - head doesn't last very long.
Smell - not much
Taste - molasses but weak.
Feel - medium bodied
Overall - a good beer for drinking, but light for a Scottish Ale. Taste was fine, but nothing remarkable.

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Photo of babaracas
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Guessed this was InBev because the casinos only have InBev and Constellation. This is a decent Scottish ale, plenty of caramel, clean hopping to balance.

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Photo of GreyGooseStout
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of neckescaper
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of curlybird
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Musineer
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Craft brewer that has been purchased by INBEV.
Clear, dark amber colored body. Thin spotty head. No lacing.
Aroma of roasty malt with slight smoke, and lots of caramel. Has an overall sweet smell.
Taste of smoky malt and caramel. Both add sweetness to the brew.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Good carbonation.
Middle of the road Scottish Ale.

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Photo of sjdevel
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look - light copper color - 1 finger head - dies off quickly - foam ring hangs on for awhile
Smell - some molasses and burnt sugar - not very aromatic - some dark fruit
Taste - no real hops to speak of - tastes of caramel - tastes a bit watered down - can't believe that this is 6% - left with a caramel corn aftertaste (not entirely bad)
Feel - medium bodied but on the lower end - feels pretty thin for a Scottish Style Brew - flattened out too quickly
Overall - its an ok beer but not what I expected with the "Scottish-Style" label. I was expecting a heavier and more flavorful. I would drink this one again as it has a good flavor - It just didn't leave me impressed at all

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Photo of NeoClassicist
2.12/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of depechemode1983
3/5  rDev -19.1%
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 -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.06/5  rDev -44.5%
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 +28.3%
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 -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drew-Mullins
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | 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: 3.71 out of 5 with 803 ratings