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

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

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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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

A great beer, nothing more needs said.

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

Great home brewery town live 20 mins from the brewery love the food all four peaks beers great food a definite place to visit

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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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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5/5  rDev +34.4%

Fabulous finish on this ale!

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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

review is for a can into a pint glass. however, I have had this beer in bottle, tap, growler, can and bourbon barrel aged.

Pours a maple syrup brown color, with medium bubbles and a decent off white head.

smell is toasted bread, pretzels, malt and scotch

taste is hard for me to describe, but I really like it. Sweet, malty, brown sugar, butter (especially in the bourbon barrel aged version), maybe some graham crackers.

mouthfeel is perfectly carbonated with the right amount of chew and great aftertaste with a great finish.

Overall, my go to beer. I know that I rated it as perfect, even though it's not, but I can't think of any major flaws. My biggest problem with it, if you can describe it as such, is that I can't figure out what it tastes like. It doesn't taste like most other scottish ales, it has much less smoke to me, but I can't really define it. And, a suggestion for those of you that can easily find this, try it with a splash of bourbon in your glass before your pour. It closely resembles the bourbon barrel aged version, and brings out flavors of both liquids very well. Also, it pairs great with lemon bars.

If you have never had this, go out of your way to try it!

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

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4.89/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz can, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, semi-clear, deep, dark, amber/mahogany color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic with lots of bready, toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked bread and biscuits, along with aromas of caramel, black pepper, honey, honey-suckle, heather, and touches of floral, grassy, hops.

Taste: Delicious! A serious malt bomb, with tons of toasted malt up front, flowed by lots of caramel and brown sugar, some black pepper, and finished with just a touch of floral, grassy, hops to round it all out. A malt-lover’s dream!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and nicely effervescent as there’s some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 6.0%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Four Peak’s Kilt Lifter is one of my favorite session beers. Malty, sweet, easy to drink, flavorful, satisfying and delicious! I love it!

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4.85/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.68/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.68/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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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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4.59/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good Scottish-Style Ale. Smells a little heavy but it's not at all once you start drinking it. Very disappointed that they sold out to Budweiser; but I still feel they're the best craft'r in the Phoenix area.

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