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
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3.72/5
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753 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:
21 IBU

Added by mzwolinski on 09-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,731
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
753
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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Ratings: 753 |  Reviews: 222
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

Photo of j-rod18
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.36/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of csnyder83
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter via the little lady's daughter and beau---Thanks Jeanette and Jamie!
This decent Scottish pours a clear medium dark brown tinged amber with a nice head of off
white foam that settles fast to a thin ring, light pool, and shows subtle sudsy lacing. Nose of
caramel malts, brown sugars, and subtle chocolate mingling with light herbal hops. Flavors
follow the nose with light exceptions with a light black berry note mingling with subtle chocolate
and caramel flavors that is lightly touched with herbal hops. Nice mouth feel; medium body,
medium carbonation that is lively, and a sweet caramel finish.

Overall a decent Scottish.

Cheers

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Photo of NeilSilber1
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Okay Scottish Ale, no head and a bit sweet. Pours amber and drinks like a dobblebock.

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

Photo of n2185
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeanBump
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Kilt Lifter is a nice, mellow Scottish Ale. Not quite as malty and caramel-y as other beers within the style but thats not a bad thing. This beer's smoothness while clocking in at 6% ABV makes it a pretty palatable offering that you can sip on all day. I tested my own theory by trying this beer first at the tasting room then again at a local Tempe, A brewpub that sold in a 32-ounce mug. Good stuff and easy/delightful to knock back

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Photo of Bravada
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.29/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kips
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | 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: 3.72 out of 5 with 753 ratings
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