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

Kilt Lifter Scottish Style AleKilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale
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Scottish Ale
Ranked #66
Ranked #33,957
3.72 | pDev: 12.37%
Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Arizona, United States
Kilt Lifter Scottish Style AleKilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale
Notes: 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.
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Reviews: 243 | Ratings: 827
Reviews by Imakoniver:
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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft: Came to the table a dark amber color with no head, smelled malty, tasted malty and sweet, low carbonation and nice, sweet aftertaste. Overall, a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

How many kilt lifter ales are there? This is one of those so ubiquitous type of names that they can't even trademark it I suspect.

Anyways, when I used to go to spring training in Arizona (back when I had a shawty living down there) I would find myself buying a few of these for my lady friend. For those wanting a malty kick, this is your jam methinks.

Pours light brown, amber, off white head, 1/2". Aroma of malt, lesser peat, earth.
Taste is smooth, malty, unsweetened grandma toffee candy. This is kind of like Fat Tire, but with a little bit more malt and less hops, in terms of who it is marketed towards. Nutty unsweetened cola aspect to it.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This really is a good beer, just not totally my style. The copper color is fantastic and it has a decent flavor. Had it on tap while going through AZ and that was better. When on tap it seemed to have a little bit more of a nutty flavor that stood out to me. Of coarse I had just been hiking around Out of Africa, so that might have clouded my judgment. I still say drink some.

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Photo of Jbuilder16
4.67/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding example of the style. Great option to finish off a night of good whiskey drinking. Better than 90 schilling imop. Thoroughly enjoyed after a solid night of Islay scotch and rye whiskey. Great price point and would share a pint whenever given the opportunity.

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3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
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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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of merryjoulton
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serves a nice red amber without much of a head, but minimal lacing. Not much in the way of aroma, maybe a hint of malt and subdued hops but nothing stands out. Taste on par with the smell, subtle malty notes and just the faintest whisper of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is kinda thin and unsubstantial, but drinkability is great. I could see myself throwing back a few of these if it was the only decent brew on tap.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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2.44/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of mikereaser
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Last beer o the night courtesy of Phelps
Poured blind as part of the Blind BIF 4

Poured from a brown bagged 12 oz. can (all hail the can)

Pours a clear chestnut brown with 2 inches of off white foam that hung around for a while. Lacing is minimal.

Aroma is some light sweet malts, lemon and a tea like smell

It reminds me of tea but a bit malty, lemon, basically it tastes like a ramped up tea.

Light carbonation and medium-light bodied. Overall it reminds me of a stlightly alcohol laced lemon tea.

I have no idea, i'm not really digging this one and it doesn't really seem to fit a style I can name.
so with that, i rip off the paper...

Four Peaks Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale

I have to say, I'm just not a fan of this one. But hey, its in a can...


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Photo of Trent
3.01/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Wayne303
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Four Peaks Kilt Llifter ale is sparkling clear dark amber with a moderate white head and lacing.

Mildly malty nose with a touch of what seems to be a fruity off-odor.
No off-flavors, however. Just a faint touch of smoke. Limited malt flavor.

Medium body with medium carbonation. Fairly smooth.

O: a bit too light flavored for style, but then "flagship" brews are usually tame.

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Photo of cyrushire
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ATPete
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

Pours a transparent orange brown color with a small white head that quickly dissipates to nothing more than a fine ring along the edge of the glass. Sweet caramel malt and possibly cherry in the nose. Coating and sweet but not to the point of annoyance, a good and balanced American made interpretation of the style. A slight sour twang late on the finish is my only complaint and its a small one at that.

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Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 827 ratings