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

BA SCORE
83
good
708 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
Ratings:
708
Reviews:
212
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.88%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
181
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 708 |  Reviews: 212
Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fitzaubrey
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raspy22
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had last night at Hooters. Pretty good.
L: dark copper molasses brown color. Nice looking.
S: what you would expect from a Scottish-style ale. A little muted, but still there is a lot of malt, toffee, nuttiness, caramel.
T: Again, what you would expect from the style, but done pretty well. It is a crushable beer. Malty, nuttiness, toffee, molasses, caramel, and a bit of hop bitterness to ensure that this is not dominantly sweet.
O: I am not impressed by Four Peaks on the whole, but this is a tasty doable beer to get at Hooters and your larger sports bars.

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Photo of batt6343
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GlenL
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
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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Photo of BeerBobber
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice copper, maybe even amber hue with not much going for the head. And this was a fairly aggressive pour.

The smell was a real nice nose of sweet malts and just a hint of smoke in the background.

The taste is stone fruits, figs and lots of raisins. There was just a touch of a smoke on the taste like on the nose. I really pick up a lot of raisins on the flavor. Maybe a bit much?

The mouth feel is a bit more towards the medium side with a wet finish to it.

Overall I find this to be a nice beer for those cool winter nights we have here in Vegas. Might even work for an even colder night as well. A very well crafted beer that just was a bit over the top on the raisins for me but nothing extremely off putting.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful color and smells great. Very malty and sweet along with some minor bitter characteristics. I guess there are supposed to be scotch notes but I can't really get those. Great beer though overall!

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent Scottish style ale. Pours a nice ruby color with a thin tan head. Lacking in caramel sweetness and no peat presence, but an easy drinking ale. Cheers!

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Photo of Kamahl16
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The first Arizona beer I had when we arrived for our niece's wedding.
In a pint glass it was a dark amber color with a tiny tan head.
Sweet caramel aroma.
Sweet caramel taste.
Light-to-medium bodied.
Rather enjoyable.

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Photo of NeverSettle
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sexmortus
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can , it pours a darker amber with a small head. Caramel malt in the nose. The mouth enjoys the malt flavor, caramel of course and very slightly sweet. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Dave2234
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JCarson410
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cafe Torino, Tucson AZ

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Photo of agreenman19
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tpauer
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Meyers1023
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured a clear dark amber color with just a little under one fingers worth of off white head. The nose is caramel with biscuits. You definitely get a malty ready taste with some caramel like the smell suggests. The feel is medium low with low carbonation but a little creaminess to it. Overall this is an above average beer. I have had many of them and have enjoyed it each time.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.49/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 708 ratings.
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